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A huge welcome to the season of warm drinks and heavy carbs. We rang it in apple cider donut style - a decadent choice given the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup-filled weekend.

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year, and have just started to piece together a menu for brunch and dinner. If you have any favorite recipes or links, I'd love to hear about them.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maria

Happy November! Fall is my favorite season. My family loves raspberry-stuffed french toast. You can prepare it ahead of time and pop it in the oven 40-45 minutes before serving. It's delicious, low-fat, and high in calcium.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kristin

I discovered Ezra Pound Cake's maple pecan pie squares last year and loved them so much that I made them for Thanksgiving AND Christmas. They've got all the great flavors of pecan pie but are even easier to make, since there's no pastry to fret about, and you can cut them into small squares to have just a little something sweet after such a big meal. They're on my menu again for this year's dinner.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

So no more trip to Paris over Thanksgiving?? :(

Ps: – I know where that picture was taken :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maria

You're quite welcome. The recipe is also a good way to use leftover French bread. I love brunch too. Happy belated birthday to your husband – what a fun time of year to have a birthday!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Maria –

That sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

I love brunch on Thanksgiving as much as the dinner.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by abby

I love roasting vegetables in the oven (butternut squash, cauliflower, red potatoes, mushrooms) tossed in olive oil, coarse salt, and garlic. Always delicious, I can eat the whole tray myself if I'm not careful:-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brigid :: FrenchLogic

oooh, do you have a good cider donut recipe?? I miss those so much. My easy-peasy recipe would be your choice of root veggies, with leeks, onions, celery, all tossed with a mixture of olive oil, maple syrup, a touch each of cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, s&p then roasted in a hot oven til browned and aromatic. Easiest and tastiest veg dish ever. (Sorry, I never use 'real' recipes, I just wing it)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lindsay – Still coming, but not until the day after Thanksgiving now. ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by the teacup chronicles

Pumpkin pie brulee (could also be made into a french toast?). Kinda decadent. Kinda worth it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

oh good, relieved!! :)

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