Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Ideas (Recipes)

Well here we are the 3rd week I'm preempting my Wednesday Weekend Wrap. I thought some more recipes for the Thanksgiving day holiday would help.

I made these cute little turkey's to take them for Cole's school Thanksgiving Day Party. Only bad thing is after I spent 2 hours making these suckers and a trip to the grocery story for a second time I find we have no school for this lovely snow!

Turkey Rice Crispy Treats
Found on The Finer Things in Life

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • package of marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • chocolate sandwich cookies
  • chocolate frosting
  • candy corn
Melt the butter. Add marshmallows and stir. Heat until marshmallows are melted. Stir in cereal. Let cool for 10 minutes.
While the mixture is cooling, twist apart sandwich cookies. Remove white filling.
Butter your hands and shape the gooey cereal into 1 1/2 inch balls.
Frost the inside of the cookie halves. Press candy corn into the frosting in a fan shape (for 1/2 of the halves).
Press a cereal ball into the frosting below the candy corn.
Stick the remaining cookie half to the bottom of the cereal ball.
ALEXIS NOTES: I stuck a little extra frosting on the bottom to keep the bodies together.

I started on a few things for my Thanksgiving Dinner. I have 2 cold easy dishes you can do ahead of time.

by Kitchen Simplicity

  • 1 (250g/8oz) package spreadable cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  1. Cream together cream cheese and pie filling until smooth. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and sour cream. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
  2. Serve with graham crackers, ginger snaps, cinnamon cookies or fruit such as apples and pears.
ALEXIS NOTES: I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and light sour cream.
And my second cold dish is for us humus lovers. Yes you can make it at home, just as yummy and a LOT cheaper!

by allrecipes.com


  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.
ALEXIS NOTES: I used Chick Peas (which are garbanzo beans). I doubled the recipe :)


  1. Oh, yum. I haven't eaten yet today, and now I'm starving! The little turkeys are just adorable!

  2. Oh those Turkeys are way too cute. You just rock.. Have a great day..

  3. YUMMY!!!
    Those little turkeys are too cute. I have to remember those for school next year.
    I love that creamy pumpkin pie dip too that looks awesome!
    I'm off to make my stuffing and a pie. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
    I'll be thinking of you.

  4. Really, you went to all that work and there is no school. They look so cute and sound yummy. That dip sounds wonderful. I hope to make something with pumpkin today, actually pumpkin crunch that I came across this morning. I like hummus I I have all the ingredients here at home. Thanks!

  5. Those turkeys are adorable. That dang snow!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Poser.. I love you and I am so Thankful to have you..

  7. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving girl! You are an amazing friend!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your little turkeys. You have to take a look at my post from today, I attempted to make a turkey cake. I would do it differently now but it worked for this year...maybe next year will be better! :)

    ...are you loving this snow that put everything on hold this week...NOT!

  9. hey we had home made cherry pie and pumpkin pie yesterday. i dont care for pumpkin pie.. its the texture.. but i brought one pie we bought and had slice of apple. i dont do home made. i cheat when it comes to pies..lol..

  10. Love the pumpkin dip and the hummus. Both sound delicious. Hope you had a wonderful, stress-free Thanksgiving!

  11. Hope you are enjoying the start to your weekend..

  12. I love your turkeys! Very fun!

    I actually just tried hummus for the first time a couple months ago and love it! Didn't know it was so easy to make!!


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