Contest - Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Gaining weight, for some of us, isn't always as easy as others might think but the holiday season makes the sometimes daunting task a bit more convenient and a lot more fun. With so many tasty seasonal foods around and family and friends to share it with, taking in the extra calories for gaining weight becomes as simple as pie (pun intended!).
In celebration of CB-1's favorite time of year, we asked our social media followers to share their favorite turkey day recipes. We received many incredible and edible entries and are excited to share our top picks.
Mama's Pecan PieIngredients
1 cup light or dark Corn Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 and 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl, then stir in the pecans. Pour your filling into the unbaked pie crust and bake on the center rack of your oven for 60 minutes until center surface is firm or springy to the touch. If jiggly, continue to bake for a little while longer. Let cool for 1-2 hours before serving. - Recipe submitted by Kimberly H.
"Gimmie More!" Mashed PotatoesIngredients
4 pounds russet potatoes cut into quarters (leave the skins on)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup of cream cheese
1/2 cup of butter
2 tablespoons of salt Additional seasoning to taste
Put the potatoes into a large pot, add 2 tablespoons salt, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain them well. Meanwhile, blend sour cream, cream cheese and butter together in a bowl with a hand mixer. While potatoes are still hot, add mixture and drained potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Use hand mixer to thoroughly mix together, but leave slightly chunky/lumpy. Season to taste (I stick with my salt and pepper). Mix one final time and add chives or thyme if desired. - Recipe submitted by Stacie D.