A collection of Thanksgiving recipes from my Friendsgiving dinner. My local food blogging friends all came together to share their favorite recipes.
I didn’t want to make an ENTIRE Pre Thanksgiving meal myself, AND I didn’t want to try to squeeze in 12+ recipe posts in one week! So I thought by inviting some other amazing local foodies we could get a great spread, and we could all bring our favorite items!
It worked out great and by having everyone bring their favorite Recipes it was the best Thanksgiving meal I have ever, and probably WILL ever have! Seriously, every dish is amazing!
I invited Lindsey, from Cafe Johnsonia, Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite, Yvonne from Tried and Tasty and Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter!
These girls are CRAZY talented and make amazing food, seriously if I hadn’t tried some recipes and been impressed I wouldn’t have invited them, if you like my food you’ll like theirs!
The only bad part of our day is by the time we finished with all the set up and photography I had to run get my kids and I didn’t get to sit and eat and chat with them!
But we had a great time taking pictures. I think working on projects with people is so much more fun and makes events better, working details out with more great minds!
If you want to dress up your table like ours we focused on all white dishes, you can see we used a few clear where we had to, but over all between us we were able to get what we needed (food bloggers seriously have the best props!).
And Aimee and Jesseca had some extra’s from other projects that added some color and backdrop to the table. I went to a local florist and bought a bunch of lemon leaf branches to dress the Turkey and the table and voila! Loveliness!
You can get all of my Thanksgiving recipes here in my Thanksgiving cookbook. Including recipes that aren’t on the blog.
After we finished the table pictures we decided to plate it up! It smelled SOOO good and we were all SOOOO hungry working with all this amazing food! It was nice to finally break into it, but of course we had to all take pictures of the PLATE before eating. I believe Jesseca finally took the first bite!
We hope you all enjoy our recipes as much as we did! We all love comments, pins, shares, etc… and hope you all had as much with this week’s recipes as we did!
So did we miss anyone’s favorite traditional Thanksgiving food? What part of the Thanksgiving table are you responsible for this year? Do you host? Or do you prefer to show up eat, and do the dishes (my dad’s job)? What else do you enjoy about Thanksgiving?
A holiday all about food and family is the best holiday ever and seriously one of my favorites, I’m giddy and can’t wait for next week!
I get to travel back to my home state of Oregon and enjoy the holiday with the sister I almost never get to see so I’m SO excited (and I’m in charge of the turkey, gravy and potatoes, shocker)
Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Some classic Thanksgiving recipes that everyone will love
How to Cook a Turkey - Brown Bag method
One of the easiest ways to make a moist delicious turkey. The brown bag keeps the turkey from drying out and the paper breaths enough to let the turkey skin get nice and golden.
Spatchcock Smoked Turkey with Gravy Recipe and video
Smoking a Turkey is easy and delicious AND by spatchcocking the turkey it cooks quickly and evenly. Also make gravy without having any turkey drippings.
How to make your own Turkey Stock - bone broth recipe
Making your own bone broth is super easy. It’s a great use of your turkey carcass and the stock is perfect for soups, casseroles and other recipes.
Turkey Gravy Recipe
It’s easy to make amazing gravy using the drippings from your turkey.
Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie Recipe and Video
This homemade pot pie recipe is delicious with turkey or chicken. It is a wonderful way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! It’s a delicious crust filled with a flavorful sauce, potatoes, onions and carrots.
Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
This turkey and wild rice soup is easy to make and my favorite thing to make from turkey leftovers. Warm, comforting and always a huge hit.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
My favorite way to make creamy and buttery mashed potatoes
Hot Pumpkin Pie Drink
The creamy combination of pumpkin pie spice and hot chocolate is fall perfection. Made with actual pumpkin, this hot pumpkin pie drink is sure to become a favorite!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie - made from a fresh pumpkin
This homemade pumpkin pie is made from an actual pumpkin, is easier than you think and oh so delicious.
Cheesecake swirl Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This pie has the flavor of a classic pumpkin pie but with an incredible creamy texture from the cream cheese! This pumpkin pie recipe is always a huge hit!
Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Pie
A super simple recipe for a delicious frozen pie. Filled with homemade caramel sauce and delicious toffee bits.
Sour Cream Lemon Pie Recipe
This creamy sour cream lemon pie has a wonderful tart flavor and is one of the most delicious desserts I make!
Coconut Cream Pie Recipe and Video
This coconut cream pie is creamy and full of coconut flavor. In a delicious crust and topped with fresh whipped cream it’s always a favorite.
Cranberry-Ginger Chutney | Cafe Johnsonia
A spiced cranberry chutney made with fresh cranberries, ginger, and dried fruit.
Gluten-Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing
In this recipe, the stuffing is baked outside of the turkey in a baking dish. To make the stuffing a day in advance
Honey Glazed Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole + VIDEO
This Honey Glazed Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole is the ULTIMATE way to feast on Sweet Potatoes this Holiday Season – or any season for that matter!
Green Bean Casserole - Like Mother Like Daughter
To some it just isn't Thanksgiving without green bean casserole: This time with a homemade mushroom cream sauce.
Quinoa & Corn
Try this Quinoa and Corn if you're looking for a lighter side dish this holiday season!
Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe
Cinnamon Honey Butter. This easy recipe combines butter, honey, and cinnamon giving you the perfect sweet spread in under 5 minutes!
Chocolate Cream Pie - Like Mother Like Daughter
A chocolate cream pie with an Oreo crust! So simple and so delicious.
Oatmeal Pecan Tart (Gluten Free)
A gooey, sweet gluten-free pecan tart made with oatmeal.
Give Thanks Banner DIY
Easy and festive holiday decor
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aimee @ like mother like daughter
Thanks so much for inviting me! This was so much fun and all the dishes were so so delicious!
I’m so glad you could come, especially since we put it together so last min! it was really fun working together!
oh man this all looks wonderful! It’s making me super hungry for this Thursday! Happy early thanksgiving!
Mmmmm Now that we’ve all recovered from Thanksgiving I’m counting down to Christmas!