I am overwhelmed. Holidays are overwhelming. I’m not even cooking a turkey dinner and I’m overwhelmed. If you’re anything like me, you have nothing planned, right? Oh wait… you probably have everything planned. Because you’re not crazy. If I plan far, far ahead, I just keep adding… and adding… and adding things to the list. Sort of like early Christmas shopping. I just keep buying… and buying… and…. yeah. I only have a handful of dishes to make but I can’t decide *for sure* between chocolate or pumpkin and lasagna or casserole and tequila or rum and then I get an email from a reader (?) last night asking if I’m a boy or a girl (yep for reals) and yeah… now I’m just utterly confused with this entire universe.

And I’m here to overwhelm you even more because I’m sure with all the holiday recipes you’ve been gathering you seriously need 101 more. Seriously. Seriously!

Gotcha a list of recipes I starred in my google reader over the last month or two – all fresh from 2011. I like things shiny, bright and new. Duh. These are the best of the best right here… and if you have more, link ’em up in the comments.  I don’t bite.

‘Cept when I’m hungry.

Click on all of these delicious recipes from my favorite blogs or else… I don’t know.

P.S. I think there are more vegetable dishes than desserts here. I’m a zombie. Don’t even know who I am anymore.

P.P.S. Some options below are gluten-free (and vegan!), but here is a full list of gluten-free Thanksgiving ideas.

P.P.P.S. I’m so hungry now.

Appetizers & Starters

The Perfect Cheese Plate

Tapas Stuffed Mushrooms

Cranberry Pear Salsa

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Shooters

Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto 

Roasted Autumn Panzanella Salad

Pumpkin Dip

Acorn Squash Soup with Cheesy Croutons

Holiday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette

Cranberry Mustard 

Pumpkin Fondue

Pecan, Brown Sugar and Kahlua Baked Brie

Prosciutto Bruschetta with Browned Sage Butter

Squash Hummus 

Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Dates


Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter and Shallots

Roasted Turkey Legs

Roasted Game Hens

Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey

Apple Sage Brined Turkey



Make Ahead Homemade Gravy

Turkey Gravy

Giblet Gravy


Skillet Stuffing

Baked Apples with Savory Stuffing

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Cranberry Stuffing

Pancetta and Sage Stuffing Muffins

Herb Baked Stuffing

Double Bread Stuffing with Brown Butter, Bacon and Sage

Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples and Sage

Tamale Cornbread Dressing 




Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Strudel 

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Souffle

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy Mashed Red Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chili Beans

Brown Butter Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Vegetable Dishes

Roasted Brussels, Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Broccoli Basil Mac and Cheese

Brussels with Cream and Sweet Dates

Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Corn

Roasted Butternut and Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Lasagna

Peas with Orange and Mint

Creamy Leek Gratin with Bacon and Breadcrumbs

Butternut Mushroom Bread Pudding

Maple Roasted Endive

Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Herbs

Red Wine Glazed Mushrooms

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Brown Butter

Pumpkin Stuffed Lasagna Rolls

Truffled Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots

Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Roasted Green Beans with Red Bell Pepper

Crispy Acorn Squash Rounds 

Brussels Sprouts with Gin, Pancetta, Caraway and Sherry 

Fruit Dishes

Crockpot Applesauce

Cinnamon Poached Pears

Crockpot Apple Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Chutney with Apricots and Pecans

Sweet Potato Stuffed Baked Apples

Cranberry Sauce with Brown Sugar and Pecans 


Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Sweet Potato and Honey Dinner Rolls

Cheddar Sage Biscuits

Flakey Crescent Rolls

Pumpkin Biscuits with Candied Ginger

Buttery Cloverleaf Rolls

No Knead Rosemary Crescent Rolls 

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Biscuits


Pumpkin S’mores

Caramel Apple Trifles

Autumn Delight Cake

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Velvet Spice Cake

Maple Creme Brulee

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Perfect Pumpkin Roll

Sweet Potato Pie

Pecan Pie… without the pecans

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie

Nutmeg Pot de Creme

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Cranberry Orange Caramel Corn

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


Hot Vanilla Cider

Caramel Appletini

Apple Cider Margaritas

Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita

Apple Ginger Calvados Cocktail

Spiced Cranberry Prosecco Punch


Now give it up… what are you making?