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4 Easy Thanksgiving and Fall Recipies


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time where family and friends gather to give thanks to all of our blessings and a time where we cook (and bake) some of the tastiest food. 🦃

Growing up I always ate what we considered to be a Mexican Thanksgiving meal with turkey, mole, and arroz. It wasn’t until a few years ago that we began to also cook a more traditional American Thanksgiving meal with a turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and more. Pecan and pumpkin pie have always been our desserts of choice.

In an effort to prep for this year’s Thanksgiving meal, I took a cooking class with Circle Seven Five called “Iron Chef: Friendsgiving” with the talented Chef Jessica Kantak at the The Art Institute of Dallas.

We made four Thanksgiving recipes that were all created by Jessica. They included: sweet potato bourbon soup, garlic, bacon and shallot brussel sprouts, mini baked brie bites, and apple pie roses.

Overall, making everything was fairly easy and I finally learned how to make the beautiful apple pie roses. They are as delicious as they look! My favorite recipe to make and eat were the mini baked brie bites. Y’all, these mini bites of goodness were so so good! I couldn’t stop eating them and will definitely be making more.

Scroll down to view pictures of the cooking process and to find recipes to each of these Thanksgiving dishes.

Additionally, do not forget to check out Circle Seven Five if you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. You can save $10 on your monthly membership by using the code “txelizabethcsf” for a limited time. By joining CSF, you will have access to great events and #Happies (freebies around town), as well as, meet tons of wonderful ladies.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?



Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup Recipe


Garlic, Bacon and Shallot Brussel Sprouts Recipe


Mini Baked Brie Bites Recipe


Apple Pie Roses Recipe

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10 Comment

  1. Reply
    November 27, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Those garlic, bacon and shallot brussel sprouts look so good. 😍 These all look like great recipes, thank you for sharing!

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      March 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Sure thing! Enjoy!

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    Nicole Osburn
    November 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I love the name of your event “Iron Chef Friendsgiving” how fun! Those apple pie roses look almost too good to eat! Brussel sprouts are so good with capers I bet they would be even better with bacon & capers!

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      March 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      You can’t go wrong with any of these recipes and you can certainly mix it up to your liking.

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    November 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Mini baked brie bites for the WIN!!! These are such great ideas!

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      March 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      This recipe was my favorite. I recommend making TONS of these because they will be eaten quick.

  4. Reply
    November 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Oh my goodness all of these recipes look amazing! Will definitely try the Brussel sprouts one! xo

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      March 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Yay! Your taste buds will thank you!

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    Vincent Carabeo
    November 28, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Simple, easy and totally doable! I love your photos by the way 🙂

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      March 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you! All of the recipes are so yummy.

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