Thanksgiving Recipes

Apple Cider Fritters

Apple Cider Fritters | From SugarHero.com

Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been only four days since my last doughnut post, and I have again deep-fried dough for this blog. Forgive me. Forgive me for making these apple cider fritters, so tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, dripping with apple cider glaze and bursting with caramelized…

Pumpkin Bread Truffles

Pumpkin Bread Truffles | From SugarHero.com

It’s October 1st! (Cue the clichéd “oh where does the time go” monologue.) I am officially putting away the pastel food coloring and ice cream maker, and busting open the industrial-sized can of pumpkin puree. Since pumpkins are the undeniable star of October food and decor, it seemed only appropriate to start my love letter to fall…

Oatmeal Walnut Butterscotch Pie

Oatmeal Walnut Butterscotch Pie | SugarHero.com

Thank you to Diamond of California for sponsoring this post. As usual I have a lot of blah blah and yadda yadda about the recipe down below, but if you’re in a pre-Thanksgiving rush and would like me to cut to the chase, here are the bullet points you must know about this gorgeous pie:…

Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake | SugarHero.com

Thank you to Foodie.com and Glam Media for sponsoring this post. Pumpkin pie? Yawn. Apple pie? Snore. Pecan pie? Stop it right now. No offense, but what your boring Thanksgiving needs—and I’m telling you this as a friend—is Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake. We have enough fruit and nuts stuffed in pastry crusts, we need some…

Cranberry Orange Trifle

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Thank you to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of trifles. They have all of the benefits of a layer cake—Big portions! Robust cake-to-frosting ratio! Gorgeous presentation!—without most of the actual work of assembling and frosting a layer cake. They’re the lazy cook’s…

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

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We bought our Christmas tree this past weekend! Now my house is officially 73% cheerier, 45% good-smellier, 26% baby-endangeringer, and 100% pine-needlier than it was before. I love, love, love walking into the front room and seeing our tree decked out with glowing lights and sparkling ornaments. If there was a way to hug the…

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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I didn’t mean to post another pumpkin recipe so soon. “Play it cool, Liz,” I thought. “Space them out so people don’t think you’re a pumpkin freak. How about a nice vanilla cake recipe?” But then the sky split open. After a cloudy Sunday morning and a mostly-clear afternoon, a monstrous rainstorm just swooped in,…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Halloween is over and I barely remember it. I didn’t get to go trick or treating, I didn’t get to dress in that “sexy manatee” costume I had planned, and I didn’t eat nearly as many pumpkin-flavored goods as I wanted to. October was a bust and I want a do-over. Fortunately we still have…

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