Thanksgiving Recipes for MomsOkay moms, Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  This either excites you to the 10th power or your head is spinning and you are stressed at just the thought of it. Making Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work especially for those of us who are extra busy and just don’t want to spend all that time in the kitchen. Don’t you want to enjoy a much needed day off with friends and family?  I know I do.

Are you a fan of anything pumpkin?  Here is a recipe worth trying, perfect for busy moms or busy families for that matter.

Delicious Yet Simple Pumpkin Recipe

One of my favorite new sites Busy Mom Recipes contains amazing and simple pumpkin recipes that is a must try.  Charlene over at Busy Mom Recipes has graciously shared with busy moms her delicious yet simple Pumpkin Recipes, check out this one:

Sausage-Pumpkin Corn-Bread Stuffing

Doesn’t this sound amazing? It’s simply this:

Ingredients according to Charlene to Busy Moms Recipes

  • 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 jalapenos, minced (with seeds)
  • 12 corn muffins or two 8 1/2-ounce corn-bread mixes, prepared and crumbled (10 cups)
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 14-ounce can chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage or 1 heaping tablespoon dried sage


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage and jalapenos, breaking up the meat and cooking until it is no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  2. Add the corn bread. Fold in the pumpkin, broth, cranberries, and sage. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) For drier stuffing, omit the broth.
  3. I love this, Charlene says it best, take note: “TO FAKE IT…AND SAVE 30 MINUTES”
    Prepare one 16-ounce bag corn-bread-stuffing mix according to the label directions, omitting any butter and all but 1 cup of the liquid that’s called for on the label. Fold in one 15-ounce can pumpkin, one 4-ounce can chopped green chilies, 1 cup dried cranberries, and one 2.8-ounce package cooked bacon, chopped. Total time: 45 minutes.

Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients according to Charlene at Busy Mom Recipes

3-4 whole sweet potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. softened butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp. Kahlua (or bourbon or orange juice)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg


Peel and boil sweet potatoes until soft; mash up with a fork. Add remaining ingredients (except marshmallows) and mix together well. Put in a baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Add marshmallows on top and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes until top is browned.

These sound amazing don’t they?  I have tried the sweet potatoes but need to try the sausage-pumpkin cornbread recipe.

Do you have any easy Thanksgiving recipes to share with us? I am always eager to learn new recipes so spill the beans! Hee Hee!

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