Two years ago, after the Husband and I had finally finished decorating our house, we decided to have the family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Before and since then, I’ve found a few recipes that are worth repeating each year:
Salad of Frisee, Radicchio, Pears, Pomegranate and Persimmons – FoodNetwork.com
This salad is not only filled with seasonal goodness…it’s incredibly pretty too. We’ve made this for at least two Thanksgiving dinners, and it always gets great reviews. I know I absolutely love pomegranate seeds, and the combination of the rich reds, bright oranges and greens and rustic browns (if you use a brown pear) really pop on the plates. I highly recommend this salad to anyone willing to find all the ingredients!
The best, fattiest and creamiest mashed potatoes ever (and you can make them in advance too!) – ThePioneerWoman.com
Just thinking about these mashed potatoes makes me drool. Seriously, I LOVE homemade mashed potatoes. But they just take time that I don’t have. That’s why, when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. They use everything bad for you, and are absolutely amazing. Definitely a must-try.
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle – FoodNetwork.com
As if the potatoes weren’t rich enough…try some of this! One of the best parts of making this trifle is actually putting it together. I never realized how wonderful fresh gingerbread is until I made this trifle. Do you remember when I recommended spiking whipped cream with Frangelico? This is where I had it first. Sooooo gooooood. It also looks very pretty on a buffet (won me best presentation at my office bake-off). Warning: this recipe makes a TON of trifle, so only make it when you need to serve a crowd!