Best Ever Pumpkin Bread-Tweaking Tradition-New twists on Thanksgiving recipies

16 Comments

  • Reply Samantha 2016 at 8:56 AM

    I try to bring something new to the table every year, but some people aren’t happy and just want the same things over and over again.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 11:03 AM

      HAHA! I feel ya Samantha!! I have one of those families too. That’s why this year, I’m doing whatever I want.

  • Reply kage2015 2016 at 8:59 AM

    I think it is wonderful you are setting your own family traditions. I am sure the kids will declare some of your dishes the best ever. Really like the get together the day after for desserts.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 11:05 AM

      I sure hope they find a favorite among my new traditions…time will tell. Yeah, the day after just works out for so many reasons-definitely less stressful!

  • Reply Onlygirl4boyz 2016 at 9:59 AM

    I love your ideas! Especially doing a chicken instead! It would be just as delicious as well!

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 11:08 AM

      I’m not super great at the turkey, and I have so many new projects this year than I had last year, I have to allow myself some breathing room. Chicken will be much less stressful for me! And hey, more room in the oven…I can even do it in the crock pot too! Thanks for stopping by Jehava!

  • Reply SaraD. (@saraassistsyou) 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Family traditions. breathe.
    Once I was out on my own, we started grilled cheese sandwiches and cinnamon rolls. (I was vegetarian at the time)
    Now, Thanksgiving isn’t such a big deal around here. I loved it when the boys were young.
    That Strawberry Pretzel Salad — 00 — I’m thinking the name needs changing – Salted Strawberry Crunch maybe?

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 4:52 PM

      Sara I say whatever you do, do it well, and do it with love! Grilled cheese sounds like a plan to me! Yeah, I think the names changes, and often, whatever it’s called, I love it!

  • Reply saragarska@aol.com 2016 at 2:25 PM

    My son-in-law started hosting a few years ago. We are already in negotiation about what the side dishes will be. I definitely appreciate his willingness to take this on and his enthusiastic creative efforts. But it’s still fun to have some of the old favorites. Enjoyed reading the perspective from the other side.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 4:54 PM

      HAHA!! We did that one year too, everyone was like “Sure you can bring your cranberry sauce, but we’re gonna bring one too…k?” You sit back and enjoy the break, let everyone cook for you this year! I’m sure you’ve earned it.

  • Reply Leah 2016 at 4:24 PM

    I like these twists! I think it’s good to add something new to Thanksgiving! I think I’ll have to make those biscuits!

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 4:56 PM

      Leah, RIGHT?! they look amazing! you gotta hop over and check out more of Allison’s recipes over at Celebrating Sweets!

  • Reply 21flavorsofsplendor 2016 at 7:04 PM

    I love the idea of just getting together for dessert and the twists on the traditional. I try to tweak traditional recipes also. We don’t live close to family, so my kids think my food is the best. 😉 I have my husband’s agreement on some things, and others I know he prefers his mom’s and that’s ok with me.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 11:37 AM

      Ayanna, nice! anyway you can claim a win! It doesn’t matter that he has nothing to compare it too, it’s still a win!

  • Reply Karlie 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Thanksgiving has never been my holiday but you’ve converted me. Those busicuts. Drooling.

    • Reply Jen Enoch 2016 at 11:39 AM

      YAY! Karlie, it doesn’t have to be the type of dinner they’re always showing on the T.V. It’s however you make it, as long as your together expressing your thanks! Good Luck and have fun this year!

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