Have lots of leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Use some of it to make this super-simple, no-cook turkey salad. It comes together in minutes.
Green bean casserole has to be one of the easiest holiday side dishes to make, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser. If you can’t spare the space in your oven to make it, try this crockpot version. It requires less than five minutes of hands-on time.
Not fond of using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom soup? Then, use my homemade version in their place. You can even use fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe, if you’d like to keep your green bean casserole can-free. That’s definitely my preference.
Broccoli casserole makes its appearance on our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s been that way since I was a little kid. But it was only this year that I thought to make it in the crockpot. Can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.
Because while there’s nothing hard about making a broccoli casserole in the oven, it hogs one of your oven racks for a full hour. And when you’re cooking a big meal, and trying to time it so that everything is ready at the same time, you can’t always spare the space. This crockpot version solves that problem. Just throw the ingredients in a crockpot in the morning, and your broccoli casserole will be ready by dinnertime. I even have a trick to ensure the cracker topping turns out crispy.
If you’re not keen on using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom condensed soup, be sure to check out my recipe for a homemade version.
Add a little southern to your Thanksgiving table with this crockpot cornbread stuffing. It starts with a batch of your favorite cornbread, so it’s sure to come out just the way you like it, whether you’re one of those people who thinks sugar belongs in cornbread (me!), or one of those people who finds the very idea blasphemous.
Pumpkin is a staple in my house. We use it in soups, pasta dishes, pies, muffins – heck, we even feed it to our chickens. So, when fall rolls around, I get busy making lots of pumpkin puree. If you’ve never made it before, it’s definitely worth the effort.
Every fall my family gathers chestnuts from a nearby tree. Then, we pop them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. If you’ve never roasted chestnuts before, you have to give it a try. It’s easy and fun to do – and takes just a few minutes in the microwave.
Cream of mushroom condensed soup is a common ingredient in many holiday recipes. Learn how to make your own, so you don’t have to settle for that canned glop that they sell at the store. Here’s my quick and easy recipe.
Need cream of chicken condensed soup for your holiday recipes? Skip the store-bought stuff, and make your own. You’ll avoid all the extra sodium and artificial ingredients, the BPA-lined can and the 2-for-$3 price tag. Here’s my recipe.
Lighten your work load and free up some oven space by making more of your Thanksgiving dinner in crockpots. This crockpot sweet potato casserole is a cinch to throw together, and requires very little of your attention.
Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Use my Thanksgiving dinner checklist to stay on top of all the preparations, so you don’t overlook any important details or find yourself running around at the last minute.