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A Pre-Thanksgiving Round-Up


Thankful. I have so much…too much. My grown kids are kind, happy and healthy, productive adults. That is everything to me. And my Golden Retriever, Sadie, is a constant love and complete noodge (I love both sides of her; the angel and the devil). I am surrounded by family and friends and always have food on my table and a warm bed. All of that is huge and Thanksgiving reminds me not to take it all for granted and to do what I can to help others to have the same necessities. Food and a warm bed should not be a privilege in a wealthy country such as ours. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  If you are feeling like you have more than you need, please think of homeless organizations in your area to donate to. One of my local favorites is West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

As to the food I’ve decided not to reinvent the wheel and just show you what Sweet and Crumby has got for the upcoming big holiday. I hope this list gives you inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu.

This Maple Roasted Pumpkin Salad would be a tantalizing and bright way to start off your holiday meal. Add some dried cranberries or make a cranberry vinaigrette to give it that extra festive flare.

pumpkin salad

Next, I have my Roasted Breast of Turkey.This recipe is for those of you who don’t feel like roasting a whole bird but do want some nice, juicy turkey to bite into. It is citrus-y, full of herbs and takes only about an hour and a half in the oven. No getting up at the crack of dawn. 😉


Now can you think of anything better to serve along side your dinner than these fluffy and easy to make Sweet Potato Biscuits?

sweet potato biscuits

At our house we serve a long list of desserts from a wide array of pies such as this Pumpkin Pie to a Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake.

pumpkin pie

cranberry chocolate cake

S&C also has you covered for left-over ideas!

Cranberry Sauce Swirl Muffins…YUM!

Cranberry sauce muffins

Cranberry Sauce Bread Pudding with Dark Chocolate and Brandy

Cranberry Sauce Bread Pudding

And if you have left-over dinner rolls you can make Coconut Rum Bread Pudding.

Coconut Rum Bread Pudding

Any way you like to celebrate, just make it full of good food, good people and great times. May your Thanksgiving be peaceful, and let us all be thankful for the joys we have, big and small, and for the food at our table and the roof over our heads.

20 thoughts on “A Pre-Thanksgiving Round-Up

  1. This is unbelievable…yumm

  2. Thanks for sharing your recipes! =)

  3. Hi Geni, Another great round up of Holiday recipes! I’m so glad you share these, it’s like a sweet trip down memory lane. Plus, it reminds me that I had wanted to make that cranberry cake!! It’s so gooey, chocolately delicious looking! And the salad is also one of my favorites!

  4. you better believe i am going to make those sweet potato biscuits. YUMMM!!!! So glad to hear from you! Hope you are doing good my friend

  5. This is a great round-up, Geni! I think more people would roast a turkey breast instead of a whole bird if they realized ite advantages of doing so. I must say, though, that you really ended this post with a bang. That Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake will satisfy the chocoholics at your table while still remaining true to the holiday. Yum!

  6. If I want a wonderful round up I always know where to go – yours are the absolute best 😀


  7. A mouthwatering roundup! I love those sweet potato biscuits a lot!

  8. Great round up. I think I might be happy as a little clam with even just your salad- that looks amazing. Wishing you a happy Turkey day. BAM

  9. That Devil’s food cranberry cake sounds absolutely delicious!

  10. That maple roasted pumpkin salad looks amazing even aside from Thanksgiving! I hardly have ANY Thanksgiving recipes on my blog because with my large family I never host Thanksgiving and don’t do a lot of the cooking for that particular holiday!

    Hope you are doing well, my friend!

  11. What a wonderful roundup of recipes. BTW for some reason I am not receiving notices of your posts even though I’m a follower. Sorry that I have missed so many nice posts and recipes.

  12. Now that looks like a lovely feast! I’ve got my eye on those sweet potato buns and that Devil’s Food Cranberry Cake!

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