Thanksgiving Favorites..

Collection of fall/ Thanksgiving recipes, snacks and printables from The Creativity Exchange


I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! I’m skipping this week’s Paint It Monday to round-up some of my favorite fall/Thanksgiving snacks, sweets and projects that I have shared over the years.   If you’re looking for a last minute recipe, I have some yummy things to tempt you today.

Before I jump into my favorite posts, let me just mention that if you are planning on making green bean casserole, there is another variation of the traditional green bean casserole that I have been making for years that is out of this world!  It’s made with swiss cheese and it’s hands down our favorite dish on Thanksgiving and I wanted you guys to know about it.  I’ve never shared the recipe on the blog but I searched for one closest to our recipe and found it here on the blog Pass the Peas Please.  This recipe calls for corn flakes on top but we still use the fried onions instead.

The swiss cheese green bean casserole takes a little work but trust me, once you try this, it’s very hard to go back to the traditional casserole once you’ve tried this.

Ok, so on to my favorite’s..

For a snack idea or hostess gift idea, this fall sweet and salty snack mix that I shared a couple months ago is a big crowd pleaser:


Sweet & Salty Fall Snack Mix {Caramel Corn, Cheddar Chex, Candy Corn} The Creativity Exchange


If you want to give a big batch as a gift, I shared a free printable gift tag on that post that you can attach to a treat box or a bag:


recipe for sweet and salty fall snack mix with free printable gift tag {The Creativity Exchange}


My other favorite snack food for Thanksgiving are these Sugared Pecans that are so easy to make because you make them in the microwave!! Don’t let that fool you, even though they are microwaved, they are really incredible and we make them every year and love them.  I make an extra large batch and use them on salads and just keep them on hand through the holidays:


Recipe for Easy and Quick Sugared Pecans {The Creativity Exchange}


For the kid’s, I have this fun printable chalkboard placemat that they can write on with chalk:

Free Printable Chalkboard Placemat- Craft-



I also added one in Christmas colors too:

Free Printable- Christmas Placemat- Craft



For appetizer ideas, my all-time favorite appetizer are these easy Brie Bites made with brie and apricot preserves:


Recipe- brie- bites- appetizer- holiday- holiday appetizer- brie bites



I also recently shared this recipe for easy Roasted Pear and Brown Sugar Brie that is really yummy (and easy) as well:

Roasted Pear & Brown Sugar Brie. Great holiday appetizer {The Creativity Exchange}


If you want to make a fruit and cheese platter, be sure and check out my post for an easy and gorgeous way to arrange fruit and cheese:


Cheese and Fruit Tray- Fruit Tray- Recipe



For ideas for sweet treats, I shared a recipe last year for yummy Fall spice and Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes that have really become one of our favorite recipes:


Recipe- Chcocolate Cupcake- Cake Recipe-




And I know Red Velvet Cake is really more like a Christmas treat but I’m going to make it for Thanksgiving because I have been craving it.  It’s my Father-In-Law’s recipe and it is hands-down the best recipe on my blog.  As incredible as this cake tastes, it’s surprisingly really easy to make.  I cannot tell you just how amazing it is.  Trust me on this:

The most amazing red velvet cake! The Creativity Exchange



The most amazing red velvet cake! The Creativity Exchange


Ok, so these are all my favorite posts/recipes that would be great for Thanksgiving.  By the way, I have a lot of delicious chicken salad and chicken pasta salads on the blog as well and you can substitute turkey for chicken to do something with all of your leftovers.  You can look through all of my recipes here for some ideas (I’m sorry you have to sift through, I should have tagged my recipes chicken).

So I have to know, what are you food are you looking forward to the most?  Is it the sweets, the appetizers or the turkey.  I would love to know what your favorite is! Please share with me in the comment section!

Thanks for hanging out with me today friends and I will be back on Wednesday with something fun.  Also, if you happened to miss Friday’s post, Free Printable Christmas Tags, Wrapping Paper and Sign that I designed for LD Products, you can get to that post by clicking the image below:

Free printable Christmas chalkboard tags, wrapping paper and sign that you can write on with chalk. The Creativity Exchange for LD Products




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2 Responses to Thanksgiving Favorites..

  1. Linda Hollander says:

    So, I am traveling from Maine to Nashville, Tennessee this year to celebrate with my sister and brother-in-law. We are having FRIED turkey, my first and I am so looking forward to it! AND we will be having my sister’s world famous squash casserole, if you live in the South, you KNOW the one…I dream about it!

    Blessings to all on this wonderful DAY!

    • Cyndy says:

      Oh fried turkey is amazing! It seals in all of the great flavors and juices and you will LOVE it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Linda and safe travels!

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