Thanksgiving

Pear and Cranberry Hand Pies

Pear and Cranberry Hand Pies

In a romantic twist of fate that left Lynn and many others (including myself) feeling a little crushed, Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to tie the knot. (Hey - don't judge! Who wouldn't want to attach Princess to the beginning of their name?!)

Luckily, Lynn's "I'll Never Be A Princess Pies" are the perfect pick-me-up. These puff pastry hand pies are filled with cinnamon-sugared pears and cranberries and baked to royal perfection. Now just take a bite, close your eyes, and imagine you're at Buckingham Palace...

Recipe: Pear and Cranberry Hand Pies

Galletas de Suero (Mexican Buttermilk Biscuits)

Galletas de Suero (Mexican Buttermilk Biscuits)

A family recipe for traditional Mexican buttermilk biscuits:

"There may be enough starch at the Thanksgiving or Christmas table once you have stuffing and mashed potatoes but who stops at enough? These galletas are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Mom whipped these up one day and they were a hit. They’re simple to make and smell so good when baking! The wonderful aroma takes me back to those days when she first made them—it’s like I’m there in our family’s kitchen again, with her busy at the stove."

Recipe: Galletas de Suero (Buttermilk Biscuits)

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

Shanon took everything there is to love about pecan pie (and a few extras - bourbon, anyone?!) and translated it into these festive pecan bars. A brown sugar crust and bittersweet chocolate drizzle complete the scrumptious flavor profile.

Recipe: Pecan Bars

Pumpkin Mousse Cake for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Mousse Cake for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Lulu celebrates her first Thanksgiving down in Brazil and makes her first gluten-free dessert - this gorgeous pumpkin mousse cake, starring an almond/rice flour Génoise cake, topped with a beautifully spiced rum-kissed pumpkin mousse. How delightful! I would so love to be there... but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'm happy enjoying this brilliant recipe right where I am. :)

Recipe: Pumpkin Mousse Cake for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

I love how Shanon talks about pumpkin pie: "I consider pumpkin pie as the “Grand Hoo-Ha” of Thanksgiving Day. Every year I am looking for “the” recipe. Something that retains the pumpkin flavor with a creative twist..." Well folks, this is it!

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

These rolls are light and tender and packed with cranberries and walnuts. The perfect dinner roll to grace any holiday table - Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Recipe: Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

These dreamy bars could be the last word on Thanksgiving sweets - smooth pumpkin deeply infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice...all covered with a cream cheese and butter frosting that in no way distracts from the rich pumpkin flavor. And because the batter fills an entire jelly roll pan, true pumpkin enthusiasts have plenty to share! 

Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

These carrot cake cupcakes came about when the author was feeling nostalgic about her childhood Thanksgiving celebrations. After topping the cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting ("Not the traditional orange but the orange of the couches I see in all my parents photos when they were children"), she decorates them with edible pearls to give them a chic retro feeling. 

Recipe: Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

Want to do something new with the cranberries that are popping up everywhere, come Thanksgiving time? Try these scrumptious-looking tartelettes that pair up the berries with chocolate, and that are just beyond cute because anything that comes in individual portions is just irresistible. You can quote us on that. ;)

Recipe: Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

The Perfect Pecan Pie

Perfect Pecan Pie

An amazing pecan pie that, as a pecan pie lover, is infinitely better than any pecan pie I have tasted before. No gelatin-like stiff middle and tons of chopped pecans throughout the pie - it's pecan pie perfection!

Recipe: Pecan Pie