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We're hosting my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year. I'd love to serve some new dished besides the traditional potatoes and stuffing this year. Would love to hear if any of you have any ideas. :)

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Great question. We'd love to see what people have to offer, too. Don't forget to check out the Recipes tab (top of Moms site) or go directly to -- our sister site.

I often check out the recipes site when looking for new ideas. I've even shared some of my own recipes there too. Hoping others will chime in here though with some new recipes. :)

I am having all the holidays this year at our new house and I also would like to try something new & start a new tradition this year, I want to try to make Fondue again;its kinda tricky to get that stuff smoothe. I also want to try vegie sushi.

I teeter between trying something brand new that we've never tried before and going with tried and true recipes. I do NOT need to be serving up blah recipes...especially for the inlaws. I prefer to impress them instead. :) lol

So I've been searching online for new recipes to try. I came across the following and am going to give it a whirl. I like sweet potatoes, but not many in my family do. However, they love traditional twice baked potatoes, so I'm going to try that...except with sweet potatoes.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

6 sweet potatoes, even in size and scrubbed
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place sweet potatoes on sheet tray and bake for 1 hour or until soft. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.

Split potatoes and remove the flesh to a medium sized bowl, reserving skins. In another bowl, add brown sugar, butter and cream cheese and the all of the spices and mash with a fork or rubber spatula.

Add the butter and cream cheese mixture to the sweet potato flesh and fold in completely. Add the filling back to the potato skins and place on a half sheet tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Normally my item to make each year is our secret recipe for pumpkin bread. Everyone loves it. I'd share but like I's a secret. If I think of any other recipes I will def. post them. I'm sure I have a couple. Just can't think of them off the top of my head.'re dangling a carrot and not sharing??? lol I understand...I have a couple of recipes I keep closely guarded. Please do share if you come up with any new ideas.

Yea it's one of those family recipes passed down. Everyone loves it.