We polled the whole Whitman Team, and the verdict is in — November is our favorite month of the year.
The crisp air, holiday cheer, leggings and sweater weather, jackets and scarves, peppermint lattes, apple picking and pie making — You name it, we love it all. There’s no time like Thanksgiving to show off your cooking skills to those nearest and dearest to your heart.
Need some recipe inspo this year? The Whitman Team compiled a list of our go-to dishes for you to bring your friends and family this year. Enjoy!
From the kitchen of Tyler Whitman – Tyler’s doing the Whole30 diet this November, so he’ll be whipping up gluten-free and grain-free paleo stuffing for his Friendsgiving. When not partaking in Whole30, Tyler’s favorite dish to indulge in for his Thanksgiving feast is Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole. And he sure likes it sweet. Load him up on that extra brown sugar, please!
Photo + Recipe Credit: 40aprons.com/best-paleo-stuffing
Photo + Recipe Credit: sweetandsavorymeals.com/sweet-potato-casserole-recipe
From the kitchen of Bailey Gladysz – Bailey will be eight months pregnant on Thanksgiving this year, and plans to fully take advantage of eating for two. A couple of Thanksgivings ago, Bailey discovered Cranberry Brie Bites and her life has been forever changed. If you don’t make this app to snack on, you’re doing your guests a disservice. Speaking of cranberries, this year on Bailey’s to-make-list, is homemade cranberry sauce with orange and cinnamon.
Photo + Recipe Credit: bonappetit.com/recipe/cranberry-sauce-with-orange-and-cinnamon
Photo + Recipe Credit:: delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56610/cranberry-brie-bites-recipe
From the kitchen of Josh Heyer – Josh likes to keep it simple for Thanksgiving. He likes to be the one in charge of the green bean casserole. The traditional green bean casserole requires minimal effort and a short list of ingredients. It’s quick and easy to make, so Josh can pop into the family room and enjoy beverages with those who matter most to him.
Photo + Recipe Credit: allrecipes.com/video/5083/best-green-bean-casserole
From the Kitchen of Tara Burns – Speaking of beverages, Tara has a seasonal cocktail that is not to be missed this Thanksgiving; Sidecars with Dried Cranberries. Need something to munch on while waiting for dinner or leftovers? Tara highly recommends Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. When it comes to the main meal itself, Tara is a master of the Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Queue everyone inviting Tara to Thanksgiving this year.
Photo + Recipe Credit: barefootcontessa.com/recipes/sidecars-with-dried-cherries
Photo + Recipe Credit: barefootcontessa.com/recipes/chipotle-and-rosemary-roasted-nuts
Photo + Recipe Credit: foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/mashed-potatoes-with-roasted-garlic-and-mascarpone-cheese-recipe-1947695
From the Kitchen of Lawrence Lee – Thanksgivings at the Lee residence consists of Turkey and a vast array of Chinese food. While Lawrence has never prepared his favorite Chinese family recipe for Thanksgiving, he’s preparing to bring it this year; Hong Shao Niu Rou Mian (Beef Noodle Soup). Check out the recipe to learn how to make it in an Instant Pot or simmered on the stove. Lawrence is also a huge fan of the famous Crack Pie from Milk Bar. It’s easy to scoop up, pretend he made it, and instantly become the talk of the dinner party.
Photo + Recipe Credit: blog.themalamarket.com/sichuan-red-braised-beef-noodle-soup-hong-shao-niu-rou-mian-using-the-instant-pot-or-not
Photo + Recipe Credit: milkbarstore.com/collections/pies/products/milk-bar-pie
From the Kitchen of Ashlie Roberson – Now onto more dessert. Ashlie has been talking about her homemade carrot cake for the past six months, so we’re all on the edge of our seats, waiting for our slice. Licking your lips yet? Okay, okay. Here’s the recipe.
Photo + Recipe Credit: www.livewellbakeoften.com/the-best-carrot-cake-recipe
From the Kitchen of Kemba Buchanan – We all know that person whose Mom or Grandma or Old Aunt Cletus has a recipe that “You gottttttta make it. It’ll complete your life.” Kemba’s mom’s Sweet Potato Pie is that recipe for you this year. Mama Doucet even wrote us up the recipe this morning to share with the world.
Bon Appetit and Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys out there!
-The Whitman Team