Carbs and desserts reigned supreme.
Look over the top 10 recipes we published on Simply Recipes this November and you'll see muffins, rolls, biscuits, potatoes, and desserts. Clearly you are ready to carb load.
November is a big month around Simply Recipes. Everyone on the team is busy pulling the last of our Thanksgiving tips and recipes together, plus making our final push for December's holiday stories.
You're all largely in that same mode, too. Even though the foods we eat day to day may not align totally with Thanksgiving spreads or sugarplum dreams, spectacular desserts and warm homemade rolls are on our minds. Whether you're planning a holiday feast or simply dinner on Wednesday, you'll find something delightful to make and share in the 10 recipes below.
1. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
This stunning cheesecake requires no fussy water bath or hours of low and slow baking. It's got a gingersnap crust and a velvety filling, plus a caramel topping that can be homemade or from a jar.
2. Grandma's Corn Pudding
This is my grandmother's recipe, but it could be the exact same one as your grandma's! You beat a few eggs with sugar and cornstarch, then add a few cans of corn and bake. Easy peasy, and the sleeper hit of countless big holiday meals all over America.
3. Trader Joe's Spiced Apple Cocktail
Just three ingredients from Trader Joe's go into this easy autumnal cocktail. You can make one drink at a time or batch it for parties.
4. Fondant Potatoes
This simple French recipe makes velvety potatoes in a brothy, flavorful sauce. They're not hard to make. Brown the potatoes on the stove, then add stock and braise them in the oven as you finish cooking your meal. Try them with a steak or roasted chicken.
5. Double Chocolate Muffins
Just look at those beauties! They take all of half an hour to make and require only one bowl, no mixer needed. Make a batch and you can skip the expensive bakery ones. They're equally well suited for breakfast or dessert.
6. Caramel Apple Baked Oatmeal
If you want to shake up your morning oatmeal, try these make-ahead bars that are dressed up with caramel and fresh apple slices. They're portable and easily customizable with nuts, flay salt, or extra spices.
7. Drop Biscuits
You just may give that box of Bisquick the heave-ho after baking a batch of these flaky-tender and buttery biscuits. The recipe's six ingredients come together in minutes and you have steamy biscuits on the table in half an hour. Scooping them onto the baking sheet gives them craggy tops that you can brush with melted butter before serving, if you like.
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8. Julia Child's Fluffy Pumpkin Pie
Here's how Julia Child described this pie in her 1989 cookbook The Way to Cook: "It’s creamy, it’s even light; it’s a pumpkin soufflé in a pie crust." Here's what our recipe editor Laurel Randolph had to say after making it: "While my pie didn’t turn out especially pretty, it was delicious and I will be making it again and again. Everyone I fed it to raved about it."
9. Nothin' Muffins
These super simple, super easy muffins come to use from our contributor Rachel Knecht, whose mother-in-law once made similarly plain muffins "not from a lack of ingredients, but because her young sons were picky eaters and didn’t like muffins that had anything in them," Rachel writes. Her golden, crackly-topped muffins are equally at home at any meal, and make a fine showcase for jam or butter.
10. Salted Honey Dinner Rolls
News editor Myo Quinn's latest dinner roll recipe (based on her popular milk bread rolls) is already garnering rave reviews. "Seriously the best," commented reader Neil. "I made a test batch last week before Thanksgiving and I was floored by how easy and good these came out."
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