Thanksgiving is such a wonderful and festive time to spend time with family and express our gratitude and thanks for all that we have and all of the people around us. Plus, there’s tons of delicious dishes that we get to dive into and share around the table! Everyone has their traditional dishes and family recipes, so I wanted to take this time and share a few of my favorites. Feel free to try them with your family and friends this Thanksgiving and comment on Facebook to let me know how it goes.

Sweet Creamed Corn in the Crock Pot

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Photo Credit: Homemade Hooplah

Like many crock pot recipes, this dish is so easy to throw together and will be your easiest concoction for Thanksgiving. Simply add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and turn it on high for an hour – it couldn’t be any easier!

  •   4 cups corn (roughly 2 cans, drained)
  •   8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  •   1/2 cup milk or 1/3 cup for a thicker sauce
  •   1/2 cup butter
  •   2 tbsp granulated sugar or 1 tbsp sugar for a sharper taste
  •   1 tsp salt
  •   1 tsp black pepper plus more for serving

View the directions on how to make this recipe here.

Potatoes Au Gratin

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Photo Credit: Rustic White Photography

I love the combination of creaminess and cheesiness in this dish. Even though it’s traditionally a French recipe, it really makes the meal feel like a home-cooked, Southern style supper.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley

View the directions on how to make this recipe here.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Photo Credit: Tori Avey

Photo Credit: Tori Avey

Even though they are often served for Passover, I love these sweet little coconut and chocolate macaroons as a Thanksgiving dessert. They’re crisp and light on the outside with a sweet, crunchy, coconut inside, and are perfect for adding a different dessert to the mix.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 13 oz. dark chocolate, divided
  • 2 baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Ziploc bag
  • Scissors

View the directions on how to make this recipe here.

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