New Must-Have Thanksgiving Dishes

by Alexis Chauvette

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, now is the time to strategically plan the menu. Turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy will most likely make an appearance on your dinner table, but if you are looking for a new dish to spice up this Thanksgiving, below are some new recipes you might want to consider trying.

Nonna’s Pumpkin Bread:

The delicious moistness of this dish will fill your guests with delectable goodness. Whether you make this to eat while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a side for dinner, or even for the morning after, the versatility of this dish will leave you with the warm tastes of pumpkin and good memories.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups canned pumpkin                                – 3 cups of white sugar

– 1 cup cooking oil (little less)                          – 4 eggs

– 2/3 cup of cold water                                   – 3 1/3 cups of sifted flour

– 2 teaspoon soda                                           – 1 ½ teaspoon salt

– 1 teaspoon of cinnamon                               – 1 t. nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Sift the dry ingredients.
  2. Beat 4 eggs until thick.
  3. Add pumpkin, oil, and water, then add the dry ingredients.
  4. Separate into 2 loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350°for about 1 hour or a little less.
  6. Take out, let cool for several minutes, then enjoy!

 

“Never Fail Fudge” (Marshmallow Fudge):

This chocolaty dessert is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. With the subtle taste of marshmallow to balance the richness chocolate, it is the perfect offset to traditional Thanksgiving desserts, like apple pie.

Ingredients:

– 2 ½ cup of sugar                                                                  – 1 jar (7 ½ oz.) Marshmallow fluff

– ¾ teaspoon of salt                                                               – ¾ teaspoon vanilla

– 1 5 oz. (2/3 cup) can evaporated milk                                  – ½ stick of butter

– 1 12 oz. package of semi-sweet pieces of chocolate         – ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Obtain a 9-inch square backing pan and grease it.
  2. In a (separate) saucepan, combine the sugar, salt, butter, milk, and Marshmallow fluff. Over low heat, stir until blended.
  3. Increase to medium heat until it is brought to a boil. Stir constantly for 5 minutes while it slowly boils.
  4. After removing the saucepan from heat, stir in the vanilla and chocolate until both are completely blended.

5. Add the walnuts, then pour into greased pan and let cool.