Thanksgiving Eatin’

I’m not much of a cook (although I try really hard), but I am a successful eater of all foods.  I have mad respect for those who can transform ingredients into a mouthful of goodness.  The picture above was taken of me while visiting Mr. ShuGar’s family in Michigan a few years ago. We took a road trip to the Upper Peninsula and enjoyed some cherry pie along the way!

Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away (Yay!), I thought I’d share some delicious recipes I’ve pinned. I invite you to follow my savory board. My dessert board is also yummy. If I am brave, I will try these recipes little by little. I need to take baby steps in the kitchen.

Bon appetit!

Lemon Chicken

Confession: I don’t enjoy eating turkey on Thanksgiving. I know, sound the turkey alarm! It’s just too dry and flavorless for me. I prefer eating ham, and this year we are eating something extra special for my ShuGar baby…carne asada! It may sound unusual, but I like to think of it as our Mex-Thanksgiving. After I give birth to our ShuGar baby, I want to try this lemon chicken recipe. Yum!

Two-Cheese Mac & Cheese

How can anyone resist the goodness that is Mac & Cheese? This recipe promises to be a more healthy version of the American classic.

Homemade Quiche

Refinery 29 shared three easy-as-pie quiche recipes, which I am dying to try! My fave is the Pimentos-Monterey Jack Cheese quiche.

Blueberry Cheesecake

This is one of Mr. ShuGar’s fave desserts. I can’t say I blame him. Pour some blueberries on top of any cheesecake. Heaven!

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

I love when foodies transform a traditional dish by giving it a little twist. This pie looks so scrumptious. What a rad idea to add dulce de leche to banana cream pie. Drooling!

Southern Pecan Pie

And last, but most definitely not least, my favorite Thanksgiving dessert: Pecan pie. I die for this pie. It just has the perfect blend of sweetness and I savor the crunchiness of the pecans.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving indulgence? What do you enjoy cooking for Thanksgiving?

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Photo credit: Me – Peter Shushtari, Lemon Chicken, Mac N Cheese, Quiche, Blueberry Cheesecake, Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie, Pecan Pie

  • Peaches A.

    Pre-heat the ovens! I’m ready get started with my holiday eatin’! Thanks for the early motivation!

    • Glad to inspire some yummy cookin’! Thanks for visiting!

  • Clo’s Beauty Spot

    Omg this has made me so hungry, yummy recipes they look great x

    • Thanks so much! Makes me want to spend hours in the kitchen to savor each and every one. Thanks for visiting!

  • i can’t wait for the pie on thanksgiving! hope you have a lovely gathering!

    • Me neither! I’m sure you and your family are going to have an amazing feast. Wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings! Can’t wait to see your pics.

  • bp

    Killer! It all looks so so so good!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Going to be in LA eating it up with the inlaws! Let’s meet one of these days next time I am in your neck of the woods! What do you say?????

    • I know, right? Happy Turkey Day to you too! You’re in town? How awesome! Let’s def meet next time you are in L.A. That would be amazing! I wish I were going to Alt2014 and then we would see each other then. I wanted to go, but it’s so expensive with baby coming soon. So happy we are blogger friends and let’s make a point to have a meet up for the next time. Hugs!

  • I am not a big fan of turkey either, I’m craving tamales or pozole yummy! The blueberry cheesecake looks deli deli. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!