(Closed) Whats your one hit wonder dish for Thanksgiving or any other holiday?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 32
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mine29:  hahaha I was going to post mine but yiurs is mine! 🙂 so easy and yummy!!!

Post # 34
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I make a really good cranberry sauce that i modified from allrecipes.  I do 1 cup of tangerine juice (you can save peel for garnish) with 1/4 tsp zest OR 1 cup OJ with pulp, with half cup each of brown sugar and white sugar.  Cook on stove on medium until sugar is dissolved in a saucepan.  Once it has dissolved, I add the cranberries (ocean spray 12 oz bag…rinse and remove stems first)..  They should all pop in 10 minutes and then I cook on med/low stirring occasionally (you don’t want this to boil over) for another 20.  The sauce is thick, has some berry chunks but it can easily be mashed at this point if you prefer it.  I add a dash of cinnamon to mine, and more than a dash if I’m serving it as a warm sauce for pork.  Otherwise cool for a couple of hours and it is good to go.


Post # 35
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Garlic Mashed Potatoes (I use martha’s recipe)…. So yum!

Post # 36
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I want to run home and try all of these recipes! I need something to bring to my stepsister’s house this year so maybe I’ll experiment with something new…

Post # 38
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mine29:  my zucchini pie is always a hit.

Post # 39
956 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

black bean and corn guacamole

Depending on time/how big of a batch it includes all/some of the following ingrediants


Black beans (canned – rinsed)

White sweet corn (canned)

Guacamole seasoning (You can make your own or use store bought)

Lime juice (fresh squeezed is best, but the plastic lime works too)

Jicama (also makes great “chips” for dipping!)

Poblano peppers



Mix the avocados, seasoning, lime juice, peppers first. Then add toms. Lastly add the black beans and corn. Everything should be cool/room temp when you mix it. Store in the fridge and serve the same day or the guac gets brown.


Everytime I make it people ask for the recipe and it never lasts long.

Post # 40
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Day Before Mashed Potatoes from All Recipes.  It takes a good bit of work but you can make them the day before and then add a bit of Half and Half or Milk and re-fluff before serving on Thanksgiving.


Post # 42
4767 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999



Maple Cranberry Sauce Recipe



12 ounces fresh cranberries (1 bag), well washed
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup cranberry-raspberry juice
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup walnut halves


1. Combine cranberries, maple syrup, juice and orange zest in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes, or until cranberries pop open.
2. Carefully skim off any foam that forms on the surface. Stir in the walnuts. Cool. Refrigerate until use. This recipe may be doubled.
Serves 10-12

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole


  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 1/2 cut firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 large cooking apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch rings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


    1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 25 minutes, or until tender but firm. Drain, cool and cut into 1/4 inch slices.

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7×11 inch baking dish.

        1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

          1. Layer sweet potatoes, brown sugar mixture and apples in the prepared baking dish.

            1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, butter and pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.

              1. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.


              Post # 43
              4767 posts
              Honey bee
              • Wedding: November 1999

              I also like to make mash potatoes with the red potatoes and leave the peel on with buttermilk.  yum, I don’t have the exact repiepie but it’s easy, – butter and buttermilk and seasoning to taste.

              Post # 45
              2177 posts
              Buzzing bee
              • Wedding: November 2012

              I make a potato dish similar to @Phamnomenon: — we call it hashbrown casserole and use cream of mushroom instead of chicken, and add in garlic powder.  We just top it with more cheese, though I have had it with the cornflake/butter or ritz cracker/butter topping and it is so yummy!

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