Thanksgiving recipes

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Spiced Apple Cider

Makes 8 Cups

If you want to make it indulgent top it with whipped cream and caramel sauce.


  • 1 apple
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1, 64 oz (or 8 cups) jug of apple juice
  • 1/2 orange, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 star anise
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks, plus up to 8 more for garnish if desired
  • 2, quarter size slices of ginger root


  1. Stud the apple with the cloves.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large pot and bring to a light simmer over medium/high heat. Reduce heat to low and allow to steep for at least 1 hour for best flavor. Remove orange slices, apple and spices. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

Cranberry Orange Ginger Sauce

Quick Tip: Make ahead and freeze. Once the sauce is cooked, cool it in the fridge. Place the cooled sauce into Ziploc bags and freeze up to 3 months. To serve, allow the sauce to defrost at room temp for 20-30 minutes.


  • 2, 12oz packages fresh cranberries
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange, zest and juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large sauce pot and stir.
  2. Cook on medium for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Sausage Sage and Cranberry Stuffing

Serves 12
Quick Tip: To freeze, place in a freezer safe baking dish and cover with foil. Freeze for up 3 months. After removing from the freezer, place covered stuffing in a 400° oven and bake for 1 hour, uncover and bake until heated through. If the stuffing seems a little dry, pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth over the top.


  • 2, 14oz cans or 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup sweet onion, medium dice
  • 11/2 cup celery, small dice
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sage, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, minced
  • 9 cups stuffing bread crumbs


  1. Pre heat oven to 375 °
  2. In a large bowl mix together chicken broth, allspice, cranberries and maple syrup, set aside.
  3. Add olive oil, onions and celery to a large skillet and sauté over medium heat for about 5 min or until onions turn translucent, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once onions are translucent, turn heat to low and add garlic, cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add onion mixture to the bowl with the broth.
  6. Heat the same skillet, over med/high heat. Add sausage, allow to cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up large pieces while sausage starts to brown.
  7. Add parsley, sage and thyme to the sausage, mix and cook until sausage is fully cooked about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add cooked sausage to the rest of the cooked ingredients in the large bowl, stir.
  9. Pour the bread cubes in the bowl and stir well.
  10. Place stuffing in a 9.5 x 16 baking dish.
  11. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and allow to brown for 5-10 minutes.

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