best week ever

the turkey i made last year

It’s here! The week we wait all year for: Thanksgiving week! So in preparation of the BIG DAY, here’s a blog post with all of our favorite Thanksgiving-friendly recipes in one handy dandy spot. Here goes!

bites of deliciousness the best savory muffins best fall salsa ever cranberry sauce
stuffed mushroom caps, sausage stuffingcranberry salsa, cranberry sauce

brown butter butternut squash crash hot potatoes baked acorn squash roasted veg
brown butter butternut squash, crash hot potatoes, baked acorn squashoven roasted butternut squash

perfect potatoes mac and cheesiness roasted and toasted brussels sprouts with bacon
loaded mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, roasted brussels sprouts, brussels sprouts with bacon

panko cauliflower bacon and beans baked apples
roasted cauliflower with panko, haricot vert with bacon, baked apples

crispety cinnamon-y apple goodness pumpkin chocolate chip cookies my pie
apple pear crisp, apple galette, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, strawberry rhubarb pie

And finally, here’s one of my favorite side dishes: sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. I know many people think this dish is too sweet to be served with dinner, but I love it all the same. Hope you guys have a lovely turkey day with your loved ones!

sweet potato casserole with marshmallows

sweet potato casserole
printer-friendly recipe
adapted from Southern Living
serves: 6-8

4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1/2 cup brown or white sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 cups miniature marshmallows
optional topping:
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes. Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, spices and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, add marshmallows or cornflake topping and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes until topping is browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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