Saturday, November 14, 2009

Your specialty

Do you have something that you're known for at Thanksgiving dinner? And I don't mean your tendency for bringing up family secrets or or how you always spill on the table cloth; I mean your special recipe that everyone hopes you'll bring again! I want to make something delicous for Thanksgiving dinner this year whether it be a side dish or a dessert. If you have a recipe that people love, please share it!


Sarah said...

You know I don't have much in the way of culinary skills, but serving Pillsbury crescent rolls is always a hit!

Katherine said...

Oh, well, I was gonna say the family secrets thing, but you took that, so...I've got nothin'.

Anonymous said...

Cranberry Sauce
2.25 c cranberry juice cocktail
1 box orange or cranberry Jello
3/4 c orange soda
16 oz can whole cranberry sauce
2 tbs orange zest
.5 c chopped pecans
fresh cranberries for garnish

Boil the cranberry juice. Move it to a bowl & pour in jello powder. Stir 'til dissolved. Stir in orange soda pop. Chill 1.5 hours then stir in remaining ingredients. Leave in current bowl or divide among 8-12 molds. Chill for 4 hours before eating.

I still make it even though I'm allergic to fruit.

Jodi said...

I have a SWEET sweet potato recipe that is DELICIOUS. If you'd like I can e-mail it to you!

Elizabeth Downie said...

Jodi, I would LOVE it!! :) My e-mail address is

Thank you! :)

And thank you Angela, for sharing your recipe! Can't wait to try it!

Jessica said...

Orange rolls. They don't always turn out exactly right the first time you make them, but boy are they good! I have the recipe on my computer at home if you'd like it.

Good luck with whatever you choose!

Elizabeth Downie said...

Jessica, I'd love the recipe! My e-mail address is in my comment above! :)

Michelle Williams said...

Go to this blog: and click on desserts, then fruit desserts, then apple dumplings. It is an EASY and sinnfully good recipe! If you don't like apple pie w/cinnomon check out all her desserts they are GREAT! The Pioneer woman has recently written a cookbook that is an NY Times best seller. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful fam!

Angela said... has a bunch of recipes, too... i saw a recipe yesterday for breadsticks wrapped in bacon topped with parmesan. it looks so freaking good.

Kristin said...

Trust me...

Sweet Potatoes:
Bake at 300 to 350 until hot.

4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked
Butter and Brown Sugar to taste (Don't want too much as sauce is sweet)
Cream until smooth.

Caramel Topping
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
Cook until tan colored.
1 cup half and half
Pour slowly into butter and sugar. Cook 2 min.
Take off heat and add:
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour over sweet potatoes. Top with 1 ½ cups pecans, chopped.