Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is just a week away! Are you ready? I’m always ready for my favorite holiday, and this last week of anticipation can be brutal. This year I’m trying to focus that energy into making some awesome side dishes to share with my family, and I know just the place to find the perfect recipes – our very own blog! I am thankful for our extremely talented guest bloggers who have shared so many amazing dishes over the past year. Everything I’m bringing to the table this Thanksgiving comes from one of our posts. I bet you can find some inspiration here, too!

Here is a collection of some of our most favorite recipes and tutorials for Thanksgiving. You’re sure to find something to be thankful for in this roundup of delightful dishes!

So, what are you bringing to the table this Thanksgiving? Did we inspire some great ideas? Let us know what you are thankful for this season and share with us your favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

All of us at Butcher Block Co. are thankful for you, our wonderfully supportive customers. Have a happy, relaxing Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Tips – Just in Time

Thanksgiving Tips – Just in Time

What do you have planned for Thanksgiving this year? Will you be keeping with tradition or going your own way? Whether you plan an elaborate spread of gourmet sides or stick to the tried-and-true recipes of your family, the important thing is that you spend the day with your loved ones, be they the family you were born into or the one you have created on your own. One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is because it is one of the few holidays that hasn’t completely turned into a consumer-driven gift-centric affair. It is a day to relax with and enjoy the company of loved ones, with no pressure to pick the perfect gift or spend a boatload of cash on a fancy restaurant meal. I have a lot of feelings about Black Friday creeping into Thursday, but I will save my rants for my personal life (you’re welcome), and instead focus on the hope that we will all get to spend Thursday feeling thankful for what we already have. This year, as with every year, I am thankful for my family. Some of the members are tied together by blood, but all are tied by love and friendship.

This part is going to get a little bit sappy (like that last part wasn’t sappy enough…), but I would also like to note how thankful I am for my family at Butcher Block Co. We are a small group, but I daresay we are pretty mighty. I have learned so much and have been so supported in so many ways since I started here, and for that I am eternally grateful. I was welcomed into this family on day one and have been given the opportunity to form connections to many wonderful people, including our customers. You are, after all, the reason we are here.

From our family to yours, we at Butcher Block Co. wish you a happy Thanksgiving, filled with food, laughter, and love. We are thankful every day for your continued support.

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? If you’re struggling for ideas or just need a little refresher, we’ve got you covered!

For Turkey Carving Tips, check out this post from Chef J.

Want to try your hand at brining this year? (Yes, you do, I promise.) We can help with this informative post.

Need another side dish? We’ve got two Brussels Sprouts recipes here and here.

How about some dessert? Try Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake, or my family’s favorite Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie: An Updated Classic

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie: An Updated Classic

Chef J has been making this delicious pecan pie for the family for almost a decade. It is his number one most requested holiday dish, and for good reason! Pecan pie is a classic staple on any Thanksgiving table, but this one will have your guests thinking, “well, maybe just one more slice!” You should probably make two, just to be safe. Take it away, Chef J!

The leaves are falling, the weather is cooling down, and the relatives will soon be arriving. With a house full of family, friends and lots of food it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit. And if the in-laws are visiting it might be time to get into the holiday spirits… So here is a recipe that gives you a good excuse to open a bottle of bourbon. It’s a proven fact that pecan pie is the best pie ever, but like I always say: chocolate makes it better! The bourbon lends a nice, rich, caramel flavor to the filling (don’t worry, the alcohol will cook out), and adding booze instead of water will give your pecan pie a flakier crust since it evaporates much faster.

Your family will rave about this Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie and ask you to make to make it every year!

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie pecan-pie-dough

Dough:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz butter, cubed & cold
  • 2 oz shortening, cold
  • 2 oz cold bourbon

Preheat your oven to 350.
In a food processor combine dry ingredients.
Add butter and shortening, pulse for about 10 seconds.
Slowly add the bourbon while mixing until everything pulls together into a ball.
Roll out the dough and press evenly into a pie dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Perforate the dough and bake for 15 minutes.

Filling: pecan-pie-filling

  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 oz vanilla
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp corn starch

Combine all ingredients in a double boiler over low heat and cook until the chocolate has melted.
Pour filling over the pre-baked dough.
Bake until set, about 30 minutes. Give it a gentle shake after about 25 minutes; you don’t want too much jiggle!
Remove and let it cool completely before cutting. Top with more nuts and chocolate, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream!

Printer friendly recipe: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

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