Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday. It’s just a few days away and I want to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you. I had a hard time whittling this list of recipes down to my favorites, but I managed to distill them down to the very best of my collection. Enjoy!
The internet is full of crazy useful information, but you know as well as I do that all that information can be completely overwhelming. In the interest of keeping it simple, I’m beginning a new series here called Favorite Thursday Pins. Every Thursday I’ll be posting a few epic pins curated by the passionate foodies here at Team Fearless Fresh. And can you think of a better time to get started than a week before Thanksgiving? I didn’t think so!
Friday Favorites is a new series where I share all the fun things I’ve found in my culinary adventures. This week’s edition is all about… you guessed it, Thanksgiving. Below you’ll find tips for safe turkey thawing, chef-inspired meat tips for cooking meat, and a few other goodies I’ve enjoyed.
This autumn mission fig jam recipe with pears and cinnamon is the ultimate in seasonal comfort. Warming cinnamon and tender pears play off the earthy sweetness of the figs, making for the ultimate fall breakfast.
Seriously, autumn would not be complete without this easy pumpkin cheesecake recipe, which is so simple to throw together. It only takes 30 minutes of work and tastes like you suddenly added a pastry education to your past. (Remember how in The Matrix you could just pop a disk into a computer that’s plugged into your head and learn Jiu Jitsu? Culinary school would have been SO much easier if that technology actually existed. Sigh.)
I start to twitch when I think about pouring over a pound of refined sugar into my regular fruit preserves. I strive every day to cut back on sugar, so making jam always feels like a compromise to me. I’ve finally found a recipe with no added sugar, and it’s a real treat. This Spiced Vanilla Pear Jam is refined sugar-free, and it gets a boost of flavor from cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. It’s a great example of a sugar-free jam recipe that works. It’s nearly sugar free, except for the fruit, of course!