Moore or Less Cooking Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes!!

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 5 days away????!!! I


If you haven’t figured out your Thanksgiving menu, I can

help you with that!!

I have recipes for Appetizers, Sides, Main Course, Desserts!

You name it!

Even if you just want to take a basket of rolls over to Aunt

Libby’s house! I am here to help!! 46 Delicious Recipes from

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog!!



Brined Turkey Feast 

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs 


Baked Buttercup Squash

Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Easy Asparagus 

Feather rolls

Sweet Potato Pie 







Spinach Puff Pastry

Artichoke Spinach Cream Cheese Dip


Cheddar – Pecan Dip 


 Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)



Brined Turkey Feast



Feather rolls

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs 

Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Best Macaroni and Cheese 

Candied Orange and Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce


English Muffin Bread

Baked Buttercup Squash

Butternut Squash Side Dish

Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

Easy Asparagus






Apple Crisp 


Mom’s Best Pumpkin Pie 

Sweet Potato Pie  

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls 




Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie 

Apple Pie 

Lemon Meringue Pie 

Banana Cream Pie 

Pecan and Bourbon Tart 



Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars 

Apple Pie Bars 



2 Ingredients Pumpkin Muffins 

Easy Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Muffins 



Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread 

Vegan Pumpkin Bread 


Cranberry Clementine Almond Bread



Pumpkin Crumb Cake 

Pumpkin Pound Cake with a Maple Glaze 

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake


Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Cherry Cheesecake















2 Ingredients Pumpkin Muffins

 Do you ever see recipes on the internet that you really want to make? I do all day long! Life of a food blogger!

My daughter asked me to make Pumpkin Muffins and I remember seeing these on Incredible Recipes Blog. This is a fun recipe that you can make with your kids. Just give them a big wooden spoon to stir the batter!



On the Rachel Ray Show, a chef was showing easy 2 ingredient recipes, this was one of them! I would love to try them all!


 No Oil, Eggs or Water needed for this recipe, just a Yellow Cake Mix and a can of Pumpkin. Add Pumpkin Pie Spice for more flavor. I stocked up on Pumpkin last year. I couldn’t pass up the price for a 30 ounce can for $1.99! So my can in this picture is double the amount that I needed, I  used half the can and used the rest to make a Pumpkin Pie.

I even have a muffin pan from Pampered Chef that I love! No greasing or spraying, the muffins come out so easily! No Stick!



Scoop 2 teaspoonful of batter for each muffin.



They look perfect! I made a couple muffins a little bigger! Hubs gobbled those up!



Even better with a Cream Cheese Frosting! Sprinkle Pumpkin Spice on top of each muffin!



2 Ingredients Pumpkin Muffins!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin


  • 1 box Yellow Cake mix - ( can use Spice Cake Mix too.)
  • 1 can Pumpkin (15 ounces - not pumpkin filling)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Pour cake mix into bowl, add pumpkin.
  3. Mix with wooden spoon until completely mixed.
  4. Put batter into 12 Pampered Chef muffin pan or a medium muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Test for doneness with toothpick (or a skewer stick!).
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Release from pan, cool completely on cooling rack.
  9. Frost with your favorite frosting.
  10. Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
  11. 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  12. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  13. 2 cups powdered sugar
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer or KitchenAid.
  16. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract
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Recipe from My Incredible

Cheddar – Pecan Dip

This is an easy dip that you can whip up for the holidays or for game night or for just anytime. The roasted pecans give it a delicious crunch. Sharp White Cheddar Cheese and  freshly grated Parmesan Cheese add a zesty bite. Serve with apples, or cucumbers or your favorite crackers. I like it with Trader Joe’s Pita Crisps with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds crackers.



Cheddar – Pecan Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

This is an easy Cream Cheese based dip that you can put together in under 30 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit or crudite or crackers. Perfect for the holidays.


  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces Parmesan, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fine salt
  • Finley chopped chives, for garnish ( I used French Thyme )
  • Sliced apples, pears, celery and/or butter crackers, for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread the pecans out on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake, tossing once, until very golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Let cool, then very finely chop.
  4. Process the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Cheddar, Parmesan Cheese and cayenne in a food processor until the mixture is mostly smooth.
  5. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, stir in the pecans and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  6. (The dip can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 1 day.) Spoon the dip into a serving dish, and garnish with chives.
  7. Serve with sliced apples, pears, celery and/or butter crackers for dipping.
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Recipe adapted from the Cooking Channel.

This recipe is included in our Thanksgiving themed Recipe’s: From our Thanksgiving Table to Your’s.




Tampa Cake Girl~  Sweet Potato Soufflé       


Hun? What’s for Dinner ~ Orange Scented Double Layer Pecan Pie

Hun... What's for Dinner? From Our Thanksgiving Table To Yours- Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

Crumbs in My Mustachio ~ Bacon, Cheese and Green Onion Corn Bread


Cooking from a SAHM ~ Knock Your Socks Off Mashed Potatoes

Moore or Less Cooking ~ Cheddar-Pecan Dip


The Rowdy Baker~ A Cornucopia and Acorn Dinner Rolls

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Make sure to check each link for some delicious Thanksgiving recipe ideas!

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Susan made this soup for me 30 years ago, and it is still one of my favorite soups! She used Cremini Mushrooms and baby carrots, so delicious! We had a girls night and she served cheeses and crackers as an appetizer. Perfect comfort meal on a crisp Fall day! Takes under an hour to make! 



Mushroom Barley Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 dozen Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup washed Pearl Barley
  • 7 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Bouquet Garni
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a Dutch Oven on medium heat, saute onions and garlic with olive oil until soft, add carrots and mushrooms and Bouquet Garni.
  2. Add water, barley and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 40 minutes covered.
  4. Add Tamari Sauce.
  5. Cook 5 more minutes.
  6. Add pepper to taste.
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We have lots of crunchy icy covered leaves! Wow, how did winter get here so quick?? Keeping my oven going this week, trying out new holiday dessert recipes, so it is toasty in my kitchen!!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!


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Make sure to visit all 3 blogs, to see if you’ve been featured this week!! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page.

Last week’s features:

 Butterscotch Spice Poke Cake! |from Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough!

Butterscotch Spice Poke Cake

 Cheese Steak Stuffed Mushrooms!! – from Cookin and Craftin


 Chicken Pot Pie Soup from A Dash of Sanity

chicken pot pie recipe

 Pumpkin Spice Coffee – from Belle of the Kitchen

Pumpkin Spice Coffee | Belle of the Kitchen

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Holiday Giveaway! Mamie’s Toffee & Treats!


This post is sponsored by Mamie’s Toffee & Treats. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.





I am having a holiday giveaway! Mamie’s Toffee & Treats offers fine hand made candy and you could be the winner of a box of delicious treats!

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Mamie’s Toffee & Treats is a  small Candy Company focusing on quality ingredients and original recipes such as toffee, peanut brittle, Tiger Butter, Caramels, and so much more!



Mamie’s also offers a “Random Acts of Candy” where they give out a gift bag of candy to a deserving individual or group that has gone above and beyond or simply needs a real pick-me-up!

How awesome is that?? 


Thanks to Mamie’s Toffee & Treats, one lucky Moore or Less Cooking reader will win 1 box of Mamie’s Toffee & Treats, valued at $16! Many thanks to them for providing the review and giveaway product. Giveaway is open to U.S. Readers.


1.To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and answer the following question: What is your favorite?Dark or Milk Chocolate?

2. Subscribe to Moore Or Less Cooking by email. Come back and let me know you have subscribed in an additional comment on this post.

3.Enter the rafflecopter for more entries!

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Winner: The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced at the top of this post. I will email the winner and if he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

Disclaimer:  Mamie’s Toffee &Treats sent me chocolates and will be mailing the prize out to the winner of the giveaway. My opinions remain entirely my own, as always. Contest ends December 1st at 12:00 a.m.





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Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

These are amazing pancakes! You only need one banana, and we always have bananas. Have you ever had a chocolate pancake before? You are in for a treat! Your kids will go crazy for these!




Make a whole batch and freeze them! These are so great for a quick breakfast on the go! Slice a fresh banana on top and you have a delicious breakfast!

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 15 pancakes

Serving Size: 2-3

These Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes are out of this world yummy! If you haven't given chocolate pancakes a try, what are you waiting for??


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large ripe banana (the riper, the sweeter!)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Additional banana slices, for garnish, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, mash banana.
  3. Mix in buttermilk, egg, vanilla and vegetable oil until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. The mixture should still be pretty lumpy.
  6. Spray a large pan with nonstick cooking spray and set to medium heat.
  7. Cook pancakes until bubbles form on the surface and edges are just cooked, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional minute.
  8. To keep pancakes warm while cooking, preheat oven to 175 degrees and place cooked pancakes on a cookie sheet or plate.
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Recipe adapted from The Food Network, Pancakes and Waffles booklet

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