A Few Favorite Holiday Recipes

I host Thanksgiving every year because it’s my favorite holiday. I really enjoy having guests over (aaaaaand it forces me to deep clean the house. Haha.). Here are a few of my favorite recipes to make for Turkey Day! I make these recipes every year, and every year I’m so happy I did! Bonus: Some you can make the day before! 

Corn Casserole Recipe from AllRecipes.com

Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

Do I sometimes call Thanksgiving “Corn Casserole Day”? Yes. The recipe I use is the recipe my mom taught to me and her mom to her and so on and so forth. It’s almost identical to the one I’ve shared here!

Cranberry Bites from Tablespoon.com

Photo by Tablespoon.com

You can also add a pecan or two to each bite if you are looking to add a little something to the recipe.

White Castle Slider Stuffing from JustaPinch.com

SERIOUSLY. You think I’m crazy right now, but TRUST. I’m not a huge fan of the seasonings they’ve used, so I use poultry seasoning. It’s always been well received by my guests! (I’m not posting a picture because stuffing RARELY looks cute. Sorry, that’s just facts.)

Candied Bacon Skewers by Sprinklesomefun.com

Photo by Sprinkle Some Fun

This recipe was a last-minute addition to our fall party this year. I wanted an easy appetizer that would be different from the norm. Full disclosure, when I made it, it was NOT picture-worthy, haha BUT it was absolutely delicious, so I’m sharing this awesome recipe with you all!

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes by Stacysrandomthoughts.com

Photo by Stacy’s Random Thoughts

I triple the butter and double the cream cheese. I also add milk until it reaches the desired consistency. This one is great because you can make it the day before instead of adding it to all the things you need to do the day-of.

Spiked, Iced Cider by Wildflower Collective

This is a recipe by myself and Michele! We’ve tweaked it over the years, but it’s always a crowd-pleaser. The recipe makes one pitcher…..


  • Apple Cider (Not apple juice)
  • Caramel Vodka
  • 1 Lemon or Lemon Juice
  • Ice

1. Take a pitcher and fill it halfway with ice

2. Pour Apple Cider into the pitcher until it’s almost to the top

3. Pour some of the caramel vodka into the pitcher (more or less depending on preference, but I like to do a 2-Mississippi pour….yes. quite the professional here.)

4. Squeeze a bit of lemon into the pitcher if you feel that it’s a little too sweet – again, this step is optional and based on preference. 

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?? I’m always looking for new ones, and I’d love some recommendations!

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