My selection of Thanksgiving Recipes, that are easy to make, will have your family begging for seconds!! This collection includes appetizers, cocktails, main turkey dish, side dishes, and dessert recipes.
All these recipes are my family favorite Thanksgiving recipes. I lost several of my mothers recipes when she passed away. But several of her recipes are in this treasured assortment for everyone to enjoy.
Some of my Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe are my special creations. Several of my recipes have been passed down for many generations like the caramel apples, pickled fish, and Red Hots applesauce just to name a few.
Make ahead several of these recipes for an easy Thanksgiving Day. Did I mention how easy to make these amazing dinner recipes are?
Turkey dinners can be as simple or complex as you want. Follow my “Thanksgiving Easy Recipes” guide to make a turkey dinner your family will never forget!!
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What is the Easiest Thing to Make on Thanksgiving?
Get the family involved to make a charcuterie board with all the favorite appetizers to keep hungry guests out of the kitchen while you cook. The easiest thing to make on Thanksgiving is the turkey. Use my oven bag method and the turkey will be ready on time, with little fussing. Just pull out of the oven, place the turkey on a platter and cut up for everyone to enjoy.
What Should I Cook for Thanksgiving?
Make sure to add your family favorites to this list!! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry stuffing, mashed squash, applesauce, and dinner rolls are a must for our Thanksgiving Dinner. If we can manage more, appetizers, specialty drinks and a selection of desserts for after dinner are added.
What Easy Thanksgiving Recipes Can Be Made Ahead?
This is my trick of making a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. Make mashed squash, applesauce, smoked fish, pickled fish, caramel apples, pumpkin scomuffies, mini cheesecakes, the slush drinks, and the dried apple rings ahead of time. The squash, applesauce, and slush drinks can be made several months before Thanksgiving and frozen until ready to use. Make, buy, or have your guests bring the desserts. I have even prepped my potatoes to be boiled for mashed potatoes the night before by peeling, cutting into chunks, covering with cold water and adding salt to the water.
My selection of Thanksgiving Recipes, that are easy to make, will have your family begging for seconds!! This collection includes appetizers, cocktails, main turkey dish, side dishes, and dessert recipes. All these recipes are my family favorite Thanksgiving recipes.
This Smoked Turkey recipe has amazing smokey flavor, is super moist, and very easy to make! My smoked turkey is great for Thanksgiving but is also perfect for other times of the year. When my family has a gathering for a special occasion, a smoked turkey is on the menu because everyone loves the awesome smokey flavor.
Learning how to make a Smoked Whole Chicken will take your grilling game up a notch by blending smokey flavors along with tender, juicy meat. Food enthusiasts strive to create mouthwatering whole smoke chicken that is a crowd pleaser at any gathering.
Griddle Roasted Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Recipe makes for a delicious fall side-dish. A great farm to table recipe that comes straight from my garden and served to my hungry family. Easy to prepare in 15 minutes.
Homemade Yeast Rolls are a favorite at our family gatherings! With a golden-brown top and bottom along with a super soft fluffy center, makes these pull apart rolls an awesome side dish. Pair with a great tasting garlic herb butter to take your homemade yeast rolls recipe to another level.
Grilled Sweet Potato Smoker recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the smoky flavor of a pellet smoker. Enjoy as a side dish or top with your favorite toppings for a complete meal. Place the potatoes on the smoker along with your smoked meats.
They are very simple to cook and make an awesome addition to your dinner table. Fork tender boiled potatoes, mashed with milk and butter, then seasoned to perfection. Serve your homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, tender pork and gravy, and venison stew. Mashed potatoes are a delicious, comforting side dish that’s sure to please any crowd! Make sure to have a large bowl of mash potatoes on your Thanksgiving table for all your guests to enjoy!
Great for family get togethers because it can be prepped ahead of time, baked alongside of your smoked meats, and then finished off right before serving. Smoked loaded baked potatoes are the most scrumptious potato recipe that you will ever taste!
Did you make too many Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? This is the perfect recipe for you!! Turn your leftover mashed potatoes into this delicious twice baked mashed potatoes which is also known as loaded mashed potatoes. Whether served as a side dish or a star attraction, these potatoes are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.
This dinner roll recipe is the perfect addition to your table!! I have been asked several times for my mom's (Barbara Mackey) homemade dinner rolls recipe. Please click on this link for her recipe along with a video of how it’s made.
This cranberry filled cookies remind you of a grandma cookie which brings a smile to my face. On your next holiday baking binge, make sure to include these old-fashioned cranberry cookies that are soft and full of flavor.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto has unbelievable great flavor and a great cheesy goodness that everyone loves!! This mushroom risotto recipe is the perfect holiday side-dish that your whole family will be raving about!
When fall rolls around, I love getting fresh butternut squash straight out of our garden! This butternut squash recipe is the perfect holiday side dish that pairs well with your turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
This Pumpkin Cupcake recipe is irresistibly delicious and a flavorful fall treat! When the air turns crisp and the leaves paint a vibrant tapestry of red, orange, and yellow, it’s time to celebrate the flavors of fall.
Whiskey Slush is a refreshing cocktail with several layers of amazing flavor. A little orange juice, lemonade, steeped tea, sugar, whiskey, and vodka are what make of the great flavors of this whiskey slush recipe. These whiskey slushies are served at all of our family holiday gatherings. A cool refreshing adult alcohol beverage that everyone will enjoy!!
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Welcome to FROM MICHIGAN TO THE TABLE! My name is Chef Sherry Ronning and I am a food blogger from Michigan. Professionally cooking and baking Midwestern Cuisine for more than 30 years. Specializing in fresh fish, venison, farm raised meats and griddle recipes. Please enjoy my recipes!!