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Three Turkey Day Recipes to be Thankful For

Stuffing, sweet potatoes, and dessert, oh my!

There aren’t many days that it’s socially acceptable to eat until you’re full, however, Thanksgiving may be one of them. And if your family is anything like mine, there’s usually enough food to feed a small army. I’ve been taught by two generations before me how to prepare for the most delicious holiday of the year. Heck, I even hosted my own FriendsGiving for three years in college! Needless to say, without family or friends, Thanksgiving dinner (or late lunch as we do it) would be nothing. This Thanksgiving season I’m sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes. I hope they bring your belly as much love as they do to mine!

Zimmerman Family-Favorite Stuffing
Serves 10
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
213 calories
27 g
12 g
9 g
6 g
4 g
194 g
599 g
3 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
194g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 599mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
11%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 stick of butter
  2. 2-3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (approx. 1 cup)
  3. 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (approx. 1 cup)
  4. 4 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 pkg. (14 ounces) herb seasoned stuffing mix
  6. 1/2 loaf of stale bread (rye or wheat)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the celery and onion, and cook for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the broth to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add in the stuffing and mix lightly. Season to taste. Spoon the stuffing mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake {covered} for 30 minutes or until the stuffing mixture is hot; Uncover for the final 5-10 minutes for crunchy top.
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calories
213
fat
9g
protein
6g
carbs
27g
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Sweet Potato Puff (So good, it could be a dessert!)
Serves 10
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
55 min
203 calories
28 g
50 g
9 g
3 g
4 g
92 g
45 g
20 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
92g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 50mg
17%
Sodium 45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
115%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Sweet Potato Puff Ingredients
  1. 3 sweet potatoes (or two 29 oz. cans of yams)
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/3 cup sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 Tablespoons butter
  6. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  2. 3/4 cup cornflake cereal, crushed
  3. 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (or both!), finely chopped
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan, bring water to a boil. While water is warming up, cut sweet potatoes into medium chunks and add to boiling water. Boil 15-20 minutes or until soft.
  3. With an electric mixer, mash sweet potatoes and slowly add in milk, sugar, eggs, butter, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat for 1 minute. Spread puff mixture into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the center of the puff doesn't jiggle. While baking, mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the puff mixture. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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calories
203
fat
9g
protein
3g
carbs
28g
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Apple Almond Bars
Serves 24
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
193 calories
26 g
36 g
10 g
2 g
5 g
60 g
52 g
15 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Sodium 52mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Crust Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 2 sticks butter
  6. 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  7. 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
Apple Filling Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. 1/4 cup flour
  3. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  5. 4 cups (approx. 4 medium) baking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Icing Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2-3 teaspoons milk
  3. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly and pieces are the size of small peas. With a fork, stir in the almonds and egg yolks. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients, add apples and toss to coat. Place the apple slices evenly over the crust and sprinkle remaining crust mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes or until topping is golden. Let cool.
  5. Mix the icing ingredients and drizzle over bars. Let stand until set.
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calories
193
fat
10g
protein
2g
carbs
26g
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Detroit Moms Blog http://www.citymomsblog.com/

What are your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Share them in the comments!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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