From Our Family to Yours: Thanksgiving Recipes from RSVP International

11.10.17 - BY Nona Raybern
Thanksgiving Recipes

If you’re having some issues putting together a menu for Thanksgiving, have no fear! RSVP International is here to share our favorite Thanksgiving recipes. From appetizers to the main course to dessert, we’ve got you covered.

appetizers

Figs with Bacon and Chile

From our Customer Service Manager, Ivy: “I started making this one when I got tired of bacon wrapped dates…and also, because BACON.”

Find the recipe here. 

Korean Mandu Dumplings

From our Social Media Manager, Nona: “Okay, so mandu probably isn’t the typical appetizer, but I’m half-Korean and my mom makes these or egg rolls every year and, let me tell you, they are perfect for snacking on while the turkey is cooking. Plus, I get to take home like a million leftovers because, well, Korean mom.”

Find the recipe here.

hot spinach and artichoke Dip

From our Customer Service rep, Wendy: “I’m always trying to get my family to eat more veggies, but with all the picky kids, I’m limited to what I can bring to the table. I do have a few crowd pleasers which are the Artichoke Spinach Dip and Banana Bread.”

Find the recipe here.

Salads

Roasted Acorn and Delicata Squash Salad

From our Customer Service Manager, Ivy: “I’ve made this salat (not a typo) a few times. It’s easy to make and looks festive. I leave out the pearl onions and will add caramelized sweet onions instead.”

Find the recipe here.

Side Dishes

Honey Roasted Carrots

From our Accounting specialist, Brendan: “Below is a recipe for roasted carrots that I usually make at Thanksgiving.  I sometimes add other root vegetables to it if they are available. To be honest, they are not a big hit with everyone, but I like them. There is so much other food.  We have all the regular fixings plus a full ravioli and meatball meal.”

Find the recipe here. 

Green Bean Casserole

From our Merchandise Manager, Erin: “My family still thinks they need a green bean casserole at the Thanksgiving table so when I took over the holiday I had to find a recipe that used fresh ingredients rather than can beans and cream of mushroom soup!  This has been a staple at our Thanksgiving table for a while now and makes my Dad happy😊.”

Find the recipe here.

From our Customer Service rep, Layla: “[This green bean casserole] is from my friend Alexis, who last year was so sweet and brought me over thanksgiving leftovers and I remembered her green bean casserole being SOOOOO good! CUTE!”

Find the recipe here. 

Roasted BRUSSELS Sprouts with pears & PIstachios

From our Art Director, Steph: “My Thanksgiving recipes contribution…. (I hate “green bean casseroles” and LOVE brussel sprouts!).”

Find the recipe here.

do-ahead mashed potatoes

From our Accounting Specialist, Cheryl: “Love the mashed potatoes because you can make them up to two days ahead of time. They can be warmed up in the crockpot on the day of Thanksgiving, saving room for other things you might want in the oven.”

Find the recipe here.

Traditional Sausage Stuffing

From our President, Phil Campbell:

“Here’s the ingredients…the proportions are all in my head….

Italian sausage….sweet not hot
Celery pieces…sauté
Mushrooms……sauté
Onions…………sauté
Pepperidge Farm seasoned bread cubes
Warm chicken broth”

The Main Course

Alton Brown’s classic brined & roasted turkey

From our National Sales Manager, Krista: “Since 2003 perfect every time. Recipe in link below but the article attached always cracks me up since I’m a fan of Alton for many years. In fact [my daughter] Kelly wrote a paper about this turkey preparation in middle school and at the Housewares show the next year I met Alton and told him that she had written about this, and received an A+ – he laughed gave me a hug and gave me a signed cook book for her.”

Find the recipe here.

Or if you’re having a smaller get together, try this!

perfect roast chicken

From our ECommerce Specialist, Julia: “I’m sure everybody knows this recipe because it is the best thing ever… all that butter under the skin is amazing. I like it because it is a smaller bird. Some of us don’t have huge families so turkey is just a pain. I also like to add Armagnac to my gravy. It adds a richness and flavor that is appropriate for special occasion like Thanksgiving.”

Find the recipe here.

desserts

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

From our Accounting Specialist, Cheryl: “It is a family favorite and different than your normal pumpkin pie. No bake except for the crust 😊 You can use graham cracker crust but I bake a normal pie crust when I make it.”

Find the recipe here.

pecan pie

From our Social Media Manager, Nona: “So, I’m always partial to dessert (except gravy, I’ll guzzle gravy), and out of our Thanksgiving recipes, pecan pie is a family favorite. Try to wrestle a piece away from my Dad. No really, try. It’ll be hilarious.”

Find the recipe here.

happy thanksgiving-ing!

There you have it! Hopefully you enjoy our Thanksgiving recipes as much as we do.

Of course, if you’re not in the mood or aren’t hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can always make what our favorite Northwest Sales Rep Ann Rhees makes:

“My favorite Thanksgiving dish is anything anyone else makes!!! HAHAHAHA!”