Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Roundup {and More!}

With Thanksgiving tomorrow you may find yourself planning last minute recipes for dinner. Luckily, all I have to make is Cranberry Sauce and show up at Richard’s parent’s house. Here is a roundup of recipes for a full Thanksgiving dinner, just in case you have no idea what to make yet. {I know there are a few of you out there!}

Rosemary Roasted Turkey Recipe

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Southern Style Candied Yams

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Rich Gravy

Scalloped Corn

Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

Pistachio Fruit Salad

Are there any other traditional or non-traditional things you cook for your family?

What Thanksgiving family dinner isn’t complete without a wonderful table display? Here are some lovely ideas to decorate and set the table this Thanksgiving.

A little something for the adults

And we can’t forget about the kiddos!

How will you be spending your Thanksgiving? Will you be traveling? Are you hosting? Share with me!

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving full of Thanks and Love and Family!

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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love it {so much} because you’re surrounded by family, giving thanks, and there is no obligation of giving or receiving gifts. Its just precious time with your family eating delicious food.

Everyone has their own traditions for the day, whether it be the traditional turkey dinner and giving thanks or hanging out in the living room watching football and BBQ’ing up some delicious meal {sounds like my kind of holiday!}. Mine was always a combination of the two when I was still at home with my parents. Through the years after leaving the nest and creating a nest of my own, I’ve tried to establish some sort of tradition with Bry in the home. Some things have changed, some I’ve brought along from my childhood, but one thing stays the same: my homemade cranberry sauce.

With this simple recipe you will never buy canned cranberry sauce again.. trust me!


2 cups of fresh cranberries

1 cup of sugar

2/3 cup orange juice {with pulp}

2 tbsp grated orange rind

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg


Combine orange juice and sugar together in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil

Throw in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thick

Remove from heat

Serve warm or cold as desired

*I like to add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg on top when I serve it

What is your go-to Thanksgiving dish? How do you and your family celebrate Turkey Day? Share with me in the comments below!

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Happy cooking!

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Recipe Swap

*Signups are now closed! Thank you to everyone who has signed up. You will be hearing from me shortly!*

How fun is this? My friend Cora {past guest blogger and creator of the most amazing reusable swiffer duster ever!} planted this seed in my brain and since then it has grown! I am introducing to you a Recipe Swap!

Recipe Swap

Who loves them so good ol’ fashioned kitchen cookin’? I do, I do! When I get the chance, I love going into the kitchen to cook up a meal for my family. And I am a full on recipe woman. Throw a bunch of ingredients in from of my face and tell me to cook it and I will cowl and hide. Hand me a recipe and you’ve got yourself a meal. You know, they say, ‘The way to a mans heart is through his stomach’. Well, the way to my heart is through my stomach too! Plus cooking and sitting down for a meal with the people you love brings you closer together. What a better way to bring us all together than having a recipe swap?

Here’s how it works:

You will be paired up with someone to swap recipes. Once swapped, cook up that delicious meal and blog about it! Then come back and link up with me!

Easy Peasy.

Here are the steps:

Step one: Email me at willow.little {at} gmail {dot} com telling me you want to join. Please include your name and address in the email. A followup questionnaire will be sent out shortly after. Signups close November 7th.

Step two: Spread the word. If you know someone who might be interested, forward them to me so I can sign them up. The more, the merrier! Tell your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or your blog! If using twitter or IG, use hashtag #recipeswap

Step three: On November 10th I will email you your partners information. {Be sure to follow them! This is about making friends!}

Step four: On or before November 17th mail out your recipe. Please be sure to mail it out no later than November 17th.

Step five: Receive your recipe and get to cookin! You can take photos of the process or just the finished dish. Whatever works best for you!

Step six: EAT!

Step seven: Blog about the recipe. Include photos and be sure to put the recipe in your post! Remember; if you’re sharing on Twitter or Instagram, use hashtag #recipeswap!

Step eight: Come back and link up! I will be having a linky party November 30th. {This gives you plenty of time to cook, blog, and enjoy Thanksgiving before linking up!}

Here are a few rules and information:

If you are new to cooking or not that great, thats okay! Just be sure to let me know in the questionnaire.

Please folks, keep your partner in mind. The questionnaire I will send out will be very specific. If someone is a vegetarian, do not send them a roast duck recipe. We want them to try something different, but they need to be able to eat it too!

All recipes sent must be reasonable. Do not send a 40 ingredient recipe with a 1 hour prep, 2 hour cook time. Most of us are busy mamas and may not have that kind of time. We are not June Cleaver!

No; you yourself does not have to cook it. Hubby is the cook in the house? He is more than welcome to accomplish it. Just remember to snap a few photos and always KISS THE COOK!

And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

*Open to US and CANADA only*

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