Not Your Mother’s Thanksgiving: A Twist on the Classics ~ Exclusive Recipe!


Thanksgiving Classics

Do you love Thanksgiving but are thinking you need to switch things up a bit? Well make this year special with a twist on the Thanksgiving classics. Serve up new dishes inspired by the old ones as we have a twist for every course.

Appetizers & Cocktails

Roasted Apple & Pumpkin Soup Shooters (An exclusive to The Good Stuff)

Roasted Apple & Pumpkin Soup Shooters

These roasted apple and pumpkin soup shooters will become your new favorite way to start Thanksgiving. Your guests will enjoy these rich, creamy soups topped with Greek yogurt and bacon. Served in mini glasses, they are easy to navigate while mingling with guests.


  • 2 tart apples, chopped in 1”chunks
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pumpkin or winter squash
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup water


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large roasting pan, toss the pumpkin, onions, garlic and apples with the oil to coat. Season well with the salt and chili powder. Roast until the vegetables are fork tender and lightly browned–about 40 minutes. Puree with cider and water until smooth. If soup is too thick, add more cider.

Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail – Start the festivities with a caramel apple cider cocktail to whet their appetites.

Caramel Apple Cider CocktailSource:

Roasted Cauliflower and Aged Cheddar Dip – Serve up a healthy roasted cauliflower dip for your guests to enjoy as they arrive.

Roasted Cauliflower and Aged Cheddar DipSource: 

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Cheese Crostini – Caramelized butternut and Gorgonzola cheese create a pretty starter for your meal.

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Cheese CrostiniSource:

Persimmon Caprese – Persimmons and fresh mozzarella make for a light colorful starter to your big meal.

Persimmon CapreseSource: 

Thanksgiving Sides

Savory Parmesan Bread Pudding – Are you tired of dry stuffing? Make this savory parmesan bread pudding with kale and bacon instead. 

Savory Parmesan Bread PuddingSource:

Apple Cider-Cooked Farro – Add a new side dish to the mix with this apple cider cooked farro. Farro is high in protein and a great addition for any vegetarians.

Apple Cider-Cooked FarroSource:

Marbled Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Combine two turkey day favorite side dishes into one with this marbled mashed potatoes.

Marbled Mashed Sweet PotatoesSource:

Thanksgiving Turkey

Ancho Chile Turkey with Maple Bourbon Glaze – Spice up the Thanksgiving dinner with this ancho chile turkey. The maple bourbon glaze is the special sauce for this dish.

Ancho Chile Turkey with Maple Bourbon GlazeSource:

Cherry Glazed Turkey with Cherry Apple Stuffing – Cherry and turkey are the perfect pair in this stuffed bird.

Cherry Glazed Turkey with Cherry Apple StuffingSource:

Thanksgiving Desserts 

Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta Tart – Ditch the classic pumpkin pie for this pumpkin pie panna cotta tart. Start with pre-made cookie dough for an easy but elegant dessert for your Thanksgiving table.

Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta TartSource:

Gluten Free Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie – Take pecan pie up a notch with a little bourbon and chocolate. Yum!

Gluten Free Bourbon Chocolate Pecan PieSource:

Baked Pear Dumpling – End your meal with this stunning but simple pear dumpling. Stuff from the bottom and wrap with puff pastry.

Baked Pear DumplingSource: