My Favorite Thanksgiving Feast Ideas


My top picks and favorite Thanksgiving recipes for 2014 including amazing appetizers, desserts, main course, and drink ideas.

My top picks and favorite Thanksgiving recipes for 2014 including amazing appetizers, desserts, main course, and drink ideas.

Thanksgiving has snuck up on us once again and Americans will be indulging and enjoying, in my opinion, the best meal of the year in just a few days from now.  In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday,  I decided to throw at you procrastinators some last minute recipes for those looking to try something new and hopefully create some new traditions for your friends and family.  Even if you already have your menu set in stone like an over-achiever, considering adding a little extra something-something to your holiday tables.  I bet you can find something that catches your eye in this list.  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!


Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Winter Sangria Recipe made with lemon, orange, and apple. Great for a party!

Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria

Crock Pot Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe.  Great for a party, Thanksgiving, Potluck or Christmas!

Crock Pot Hot Apple Cider

Apple Cider Floats Recipe made with ginger al and perfect for fall!

Apple Cider Floats


Mouthwatering Holiday Steak Bruschetta made with beef tenderloin, sourdough bread, and a seasonal thyme mayo with caramelized shallots on top. This is a holiday appetizer recipe to really impress your guests!

Holiday Steak Bruschetta with Thyme Mayo

These lamb meatballs are spiced up with cumin, cilantro and mint and served with a traditional Greek yogurt sauce. Makes for a fancy appetizer for a cocktail party.

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Cheese + Pepperoni Pizza Dip Appetizer Recipe for a party or holiday.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Candied almonds made right in the slow cooker are a spectacular treat to bring to a party or give away as gifts to your friends and family for Christmas.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Pepperoni Pizza Bread made at Russo's Clubhouse Pizza in Greece, New York.

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Baked Vidalia Onion Dip is a cheesy dip that you will love so much you'll have a hard time tearing yourself away from the appetizer table.

Baked Vidalia Onion Cheese Dip

Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds Recipe that is great for any holiday or hostess gift. Also called, candied almonds.

Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds

Toffee Apple Dip. Perfect anf quick dip to make for a snack at a fall party.

Toffee Apple Dip

Side Dishes:

This will be the best Thanksgiving dressing you have ever had. Southern cornbread stuffing with seasonings.

Sourdough Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Perfect homemade turkey gravy in just 15 minutes for the holidays. No drippings and no cooked turkey required!

No-Drippings Turkey Gravy

This tender buttermilk bread recipe will be your new best yeast bread. It rises beautifully thanks to the bread flour and the honey adds a slight country sweetness.

Honey Buttermilk Bread

Homemade Bread Stuffing for Thanksgiving with craisins, onions, celery and poultry seasoning. Perfect for a smaller turkey!

Homemade Bread Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Green Bean Casserole

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce. Made in the slow cooker. Easy!

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe. Great for a Thanksgiving side dish!

Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Main Course:

This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving Turkey stuffed with rosemary, sage, apple, onion and cinnamon stick. Great for any holiday!

Thanksgiving Turkey

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Holiday Ham with Pineapple, Brown Sugar, and Sprite.

Crock Pot Holiday Ham


Rich, chocolate fudge loaded with crushed peanuts, caramel, butterscotch, and peanut butter. It's perfect for holiday entertaining and will be a huge hit with everyone!

Caramel Peanut Chocolate Fudge

These cute cream cheese and crushed Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookie truffles are the perfect snack for Halloween.

Pumpkin Spice Oreo Truffles

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust made with Perry's Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Blondies made with butterscotch and white chocolate chips

Pumpkin Blondies

Pecan Pie Bars with Brown Sugar, Honey, and Chopped Pecans.

Pecan Pie Bars

Fresh Apple Pie Dip Recipe made with fresh apples.  Great for Thanksgiving dessert or side dish.

Fresh Apple Pie Dip

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread Recipe.  Apple Pie in a loaf form.  Perfect for fall.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

Pecan Pie Bark (The Domestic Rebel

Pecan Pie Bark

Joy the Baker Best Apple Crisp

Best Apple Crisp

- Craving more? Sign up for the Wishes & Dishes Newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered every week to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates!
Print Friendly

Tags: , ,


These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

24 Responses to “My Favorite Thanksgiving Feast Ideas”

  1. November 23, 2014 at 1:15 AM #

    I am so excited for Thanksgiving! Everything looks delicious Ashley! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Nettie

  2. November 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM #

    ehat an amazing spread! Now how do I get invited to your house for Thanksgiving? 😉

  3. November 23, 2014 at 5:48 PM #

    I think I need to make myself all those drinks! haha

  4. November 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM #

    I know there’s still a ton of people out there looking for last-minute recipes, so this is a great roundup. I’m thinking I need those apple cider floats in my life asap!

  5. November 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM #

    So much deliciousness. I love Thanksgiving!

  6. November 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

    Oooh AM so hungry now! Wonderful collection Ashley – I am loving how that Crock Pot Hot Apple Cider is served in those hollowed out apples! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. November 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM #

    Everything looks so delicious – I wish I was invited to Thanksgiving at your house! 🙂 Have a great holiday Ashley!

  8. November 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

    Wow! You spread looks GREAT! EVERYTHING is mouthwatering! Thanks for inviting us for a sneak peek!

  9. November 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM #

    Everything looks spectacular!

  10. Ginny McMeans
    November 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM #

    You do have lots of great ideas. Thanks for the help!

  11. November 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM #

    Those apple cider floats look to die for!

  12. November 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM #

    I am officially starving! Great recipes, Ashley!

  13. November 24, 2014 at 5:02 PM #

    That pomegranate sangria is beautiful! I need to make that for New Year’s.

  14. November 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM #

    This is such a great roundup! Can we have a meal with all the things?

  15. November 24, 2014 at 5:21 PM #

    So many amazing recipes! Those brussels sprouts look fabulous!

  16. November 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM #

    Okay I’m loving the drinks. And the appetizers, I was drooling before I even got to see the main course lol.

  17. November 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM #

    All these dishes look amazing! I especially love that pepperoni pizza dip, yum!

  18. November 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM #

    Oh, man – I am getting so excited for Thanksgiving! These dishes all look fantastic and I’d welcome any of them at my dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. November 24, 2014 at 9:40 PM #

    What a fab round-up! I could definitely make a meal of that steak bruscetta.

  20. November 25, 2014 at 7:36 AM #

    I love all of these. Each and every one. So delicious!

  21. November 25, 2014 at 6:43 PM #

    im so excited for thanksgiving!!! And these dishes are perfect for it! I bet you can make them all and more than satisfy a large crowd!

  22. November 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM #

    What an awesome roundup! So many delicious looking recipes!

  23. November 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM #

    So many amazing ideas – I might need to make a few changes to my Thanksgiving menu!


  1. Orange Cointreau Baked Cranberry Sauce | Wishes and Dishes - November 25, 2014

    […] you’re looking for other Thanksgiving recipes, I posted a recipe roundup on Sunday of all my favorites – feel free to peruse.  Have a great Thanksgiving, my friends […]

Leave a Reply