The best Thanksgiving Menu Recipe Ideas for 2013: appetizers, desserts, main course, drinks.

Thanksgiving is upon us once again and Americans will be stuffing themselves on turkey, stuffing and their favorite side dishes in just one more day.  I have to say, the holiday really snuck up on me this year after being gone most of the month of November!  I was in D.C. with Mr. Wishes for a business trip for four days, turned right around and left for a two week vacation right after that.  Slow down there, time!

So, to honor the holiday, I thought I’d throw out some recipes for those looking to try something new and hopefully create some new traditions.

I know that most of you have already outlined what you’ll be making on the big day weeks (or even months) ago….but I wanted to make your lives easier in case you are a procrastinator like me 🙂

Take your pick: I’ve got boat loads of great recipes for you to choose from!  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Drinks:

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

Appetizers:

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

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

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

Toffee Apple Dip

Side Dishes:

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

Homemade Bread Stuffing

Garlic Smashed Potatos from the New York Wine and Culinary Center

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Green Bean Casserole

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

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade garlic knots

Garlic Knots

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

Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Main Course:

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

Desserts:

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

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe. Great for fall, Halloween, of Thanksgiving/Christmas breakfast!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Blondies made with butterscotch and white chocolate chips

Pumpkin Blondies

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

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Concord Grape Pie from Naples Grape Festival

Concord Grape Pie

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

Apple Cider Bread for fall

Apple Cider Bread

Pecan Pie Bark (The Domestic Rebel

Pecan Pie Bark

Joy the Baker Best Apple Crisp

Best Apple Crisp

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

And last but not least (and one of my all-time favorites):

White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread