Holiday Menu Bonanza With Time Saving Tips! 70 RECIPES!

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I love big family get-togethers and two of my very favorite are coming up: Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner! We tend to have a few celebrations, with larger family gatherings as well as smaller special meals (just the four of us) to celebrate the occasion. Often, with the larger family gatherings, the meal consists of a huge assortment of everyone’s favorites – and Mama and I pride ourselves in making enough for everyone to carry home at least one plate (or two!) per person to enjoy later.

But meals like this can be very stressful for the cook unless you plan ahead of time to make them easier and as pre-prepped as possible. With that in mind, I’ve written a post with the tips and tricks I use to make my Thanksgiving just as enjoyable as it is for the folks who aren’t cooking the meal 🙂 To read that post, please click here.

Below, you’ll find a pretty long list of some recipes we have had in the past or plan on having this year at our holiday dinners. Click on each recipe title to be taken to that post.

I hope these inspire you and make your Thanksgiving even more delicious!


The Main Meal (or the grand event!)

main meal collage Clockwise: Grandmama’s Cornbread Dressing (easy and moist!), Roasted Asparagus, Baked Mac and Cheese, Cranberry Relish, Easiest Ever Creamed Corn, Candied Baby Carrots, Jordan Rolls, Sweet and Sour Green Beans, and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes (center). Many more recipes are listed below!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Baked Ham With Easy Glaze

Cornbread Dressing

Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

Buttermilk Congealed Salad

Loaded Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes

Fried Apples

Jordan Rolls

Southern Spoon Rolls

Cranberry Sauce

Candied Baby Carrots

Fried Cabbage With Bacon

Fried Okra

Butter Stewed Potatoes

Creamed Beans and Taters


Roasted Asparagus

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Last Minute Green Beans

Easy Creamed Corn

Kid-Friendly Relish Tray

Corn Casserole

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

Deviled Eggs

MeMe’s Mashed Potatoes

Butter Dill New Potatoes

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

A little something sweet…

dessert collage

Clockwise: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Sweet Potato Creme Brûlée, Super Fruit Salad (low sugar), Pumpkin Pie Dip, Pumpkin Roll Cupcakes, Aunt Sues Pound Cake with Mama’s Custard Sauce, Faux Pecan Pie, German Chocolate Pie, and Lemon Meringue Pie (in center). These and many more recipes are below!

Faux Pecan Pie

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

Pecan Pie Muffins

Streusel Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Frozen Cranberry Banana Salads

Lemon Meringue Pie

German Chocolate Pie

Triple Chocolate Brownie Pie

Perfect Pecan Pie

Honey Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Coconut Meringue Pie

Ashley Mac’s Caramel Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Sawdust Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Easiest Red Velvet Cookies

Aunt Sue’s Famous Pound Cake

Mama’s Custard Sauce

Sweet Potato Creme Brûlée

Pumpkin Roll Cupcakes

Pecan Pie Cake

Cranberry Crunch

Good N Easy Apple Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

Chocolate Velvet Cake

Carrot Cake Bars

Sugar Plum Cake

Daddy’s Coconut Cake

Apple Dapple Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake

Butterfinger Cake

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Yellow Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudge Glaze

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Super Fruit Salad (Low Sugar)

Holiday Fruit Salad

Watergate Salad

And don’t forget this…

Homemade Caramel Corn
Butter Caramel Puff Corn (No kernels, No hulls!)

Now that you have a list of dishes you’d like to make, be sure and click here to find out how to pull all of this off AND remain stress free!


“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” 
~Maya Angelou

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  1. First, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family. I am thankful for your recipes that you so lovingly share with us all, and I was wondering about something I made only once a few years ago and have since lost the recipe for……it was (to the best of my recollection) a can of cranberry sauce sliced, then cream cheese, mayo (?), (?) which was spread between the slices to make a loaf. (The question marks indicate the ingredients I have forgotten.) Any help would be so appreciated.

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