What do you love most about Thanksgiving? If gathering with family and friends over a table of incredible food comes to mind, we completely agree! Impress your guests by adding a few new Thanksgiving recipes to your menu this year, all compliments of our exceptional B&Bs, inns, and small boutique hotels.
A delightful Thanksgiving recipe full of Fall apple flavor.
Farmstand Apple Soup from Thomas Shepherd Inn Bed & Breakfast in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Served hot, this soup is guaranteed to fill you home with cozy fall scents of apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Here's what you need:
- 3 medium apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. lemon peel
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/8 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Originally created by Margaret Perry, the former owner of the inn, this soup is still fondly remembered by guests! Two years after staying at the Thomas Shepherd Inn Bed & Breakfast, one guest emailed the inn to ask for this recipe so he could serve it at Thanksgiving.
TIP: Use two different kinds of apples, one tart and one too sweet, for a complex flavor.
Southern Cornbread Dressing from the Shellmont Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlanta, Georgia.
Add a taste of the South to your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Here's what you'll need:
- 4 cups of crumbled cornbread
- 3 or 4 pieces bread or biscuits (crumbled)
- (2) 13 1/2 ounce cans of organic chicken broth
- 1 large onion, chopped finely
- 3 ribs of celery, chopped fine
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup butter, melted
Innkeeper Debbie McCord first received this recipe from her mother-in-law. Over the years, she's adapted it to impress her guests time and time again on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
TIP: Choose stone ground cornbread and a sweet, large onion for better taste and texture!
A delicious after-dinner treat you won't be able to resist.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from the Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
These muffins are part of the inn's New England breakfast, but they could also be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread.
Here's what you'll need:
- 3 cups flour
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t nutmeg
- 2 T pumpkin pie spice
- 1 t salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- muffin tray paper liners
For the filling:
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
For the streusel topping:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 T butter
- 1 1/2 t cinnamon
This Thanksgiving recipe is a long time favorite of guests at the Inn at Castle Hill. The inn's breakfast chef found the recipe on the blog, Baked Perfection. It originally came from another blog, Annie’s Eats and has been adapted by the chef over the years.
Everyone loves this Thanksgiving recipe because it creates a versatile pumpkin muffin that even non-pumpkin lovers can't resist! The muffins are so popular, the Inn at Castle Hill makes them year round. The sugary topping and cream cheese in the middle are the best parts though the chef makes the recipe with and without the cream cheese.
TIP: Eliminate the cream cheese filling to make a healthier version of these pumpkin muffins.
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