Thanksgiving is an all-time American favorite holiday, and hosting and cooking this great meal is a big milestone in your new home. At Harris Doyle, we know that professional finishes can make or break the look of your home. Working with preferred vendors and trusted brands allows our team to ensure that your new home will perform at its best during the holiday season, when the pressure is on for its appliances to perform at its best.
The kitchen is the most important room in the home during Thanksgiving, as it serves as your family gathering place and the central room where all the magic happens for your Thanksgiving meal. We all know how important the reliability of your appliances are during Thanksgiving. With your whole family counting on a delicious meal, there is no time for faulty ovens or refrigerators! At Harris Doyle, we proudly offer Frigidaire as our brand of choice for kitchen appliances. From refrigerators to microwaves to ovens, this trusted brand will hold your hand through the cooking frenzy that occurs over the holidays!
In honor of Thanksgiving this Thursday, we have selected some of our favorite recipes for you and your family to enjoy by using Frigidaire appliances. If you decide to use one of these for your holiday meals, take a picture and post it to social media with the hashtag #HarrisDoyleHolidays so we can see your delicious concoctions!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Is there any meal that says Happy Thanksgiving more than a sweet potato casserole? We understand how hard it is to choose between the classic marshmallow sweet potato casserole or the savory pecan sweet potato casserole. But what is a family meal without compromise? This delicious recipe, courtesy of a A Sassy Spoon, incorporates both pecans and marshmallows for a sweet, yet savory treat.
- 6-8 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 4 tablespoons butter (half of one stick or 1/4 cup) softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts) chopped, divided
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish or deep baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a pot with the cold water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are very tender. Drain. Let cool slightly.
- Transfer tender sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Add brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and 1/4 cup of pecans (save the rest for later). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher until all is well combined.
- Add the sweet potato mixture evenly into the casserole dish. Top with remaining pecans and mini marshmallows. Bake in your Frigidaire oven for 15-20 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted. Remove from oven. Serve and enjoy!
Cranberry Sauce with Apple, Orange and Cinnamon
This recipe takes a traditional, Thanksgiving staple and adds a little flavorful twist to it! This delicious recipe combines three of our favorite fruits and is an irresistible topping to your turkey. Thank you Homemade Hooplah for this fun take on Cranberry Sauce!
- 12 oz cranberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- zest of 1 orange
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed, light or dark
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 large apple peeled and diced to bite-sized pieces
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup water
- Turn your stove top to medium heat, and in a large saucepan, add cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, maple syrup, apples, cinnamon stick, and water.
- Bring sauce to a boil and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes. Sauce has finished cooking when cranberries have burst, giving the sauce it’s trademark thick texture. Before removing from heat, taste test the sauce; if sauce is too tart, add 1 tablespoon of syrup or brown sugar until desired sweetness is reached.
- Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool. Sauce can either be served immediately or stored for a few days.
Now on to dessert, the best part of the dinner as some sweet family members like to think. You can’t have a Thanksgiving dessert without a quintessential pumpkin pie. Curtesy of Genius Kitchen, here is a flavorful and rich pumpkin pie recipe that will leave your guests begging for one more slice!
- 1 3⁄4 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 3⁄4 cups sweetened condensed milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2⁄3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, unbaked
- Combine pumpkin and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for two minutes.
- Pour into prepared piecrust.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake 50 additional minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.