Thanksgiving Recipes to Win Thanksgiving
This year we have some sweet and tasty recipes for you to try out this Thanksgiving. They’re easy to make, don’t take a whole lot of time, and can easily be made the day before or even the day of if bringing a side dish or going to a potluck. Let us help make your Thanksgiving a little tastier this year.
Appetizer Artichoke Dip
Who doesn’t love dip? Everyone loves dip. There’s something about dipping chips or crackers that make you yearn for more, and with this Artichoke Dip, there will be plenty for…let’s say six people.
1 cup of mayonnaise
16 oz. bottle of crushed or grated Parmesan Cheese
1 can of chopped artichokes
Garlic powder, salt, and pepper (add to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Open the can of artichokes and drain the water from it. Get to chopping.
- Put the chopped artichokes into a bowl, add the cup of mayonnaise and one cup of parmesan cheese.
- Mix it all up.
- Add garlic powder, salt, and/or pepper to achieve a taste that isn’t too salty. Remember, artichokes taste a little lemony, so find a spice to offset this or complement it.
- Stir all of the ingredients together in an oven-safe bowl and top it off with more parmesan. Cover it up with tinfoil.
- Cook for 15 minutes.
- Make sure the top is gooey and cheesy but not burnt.
- Take out the dip and let it cool.
Cranberry-Orange Scones for Dessert
Mmm…scones. And Cranberry-Orange scones to boot! We’re gonna get a little crazy and add some melted sugar, oh yeah.
4.5 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of sugar plus extra sugar to sprinkle on
2 tablespoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3/4 pound of cold, unsalted butter, and diced
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
1 cup dried cranberries
1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk (egg wash)
1/2 cup of powdered/confectioners’ sugar and two more tablespoons
4 teaspoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix together the 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of regular sugar, the baking powder, salt, and orange zest in a large bowl.
- Once thoroughly mixed, add in the cold butter until it mostly dissolves.
- Add in the dried cranberries and that extra 1/4 cup of flour. Mix it up again.
- Now we have a homemade dough mix! Pour the bowl of dough mix onto a well-floured surface and then knead and roll it into a large ball.
- Put some flour on your hands and roll and flatten the dough until it’s a little less than an inch thick. A flour-covered rolling pin can also help.
- Now put flour on a 3-inch round cookie cutter and cut circles out of the dough. Place each one on a baking pan lined with parchment or cookie paper.
- If there’s not enough room, get another pan or make some mini-scones.
- Now make the egg wash by beating an egg with the 2 tablespoons of water or milk.
- With a basting brush, lightly brush circles of egg wash onto the cut out circles of dough.
- Sprinkle some extra sugar onto the dough and put them all in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it for when the tops turn brown. If cooked through, the scones should be firm to the touch.
- Take the scones out and let them cool for 15 minutes.
- Whisk together the powdered/confectioners’ sugar and orange juice.
- Turn on Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
- Do as the man says and drizzle the mix onto the scones.
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