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04 November, 2019

5 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes That'll Wow Your Guests

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you may be trying to decide what to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner, or perhaps you’re looking for an easy recipe to contribute to your family’s meal. Don’t fret -- we’ve got you covered with these five simple recipes that’ll be sure to wow anyone who tries them!

Ultimate New England Crab Dip

Keep early-arriving guests happy with this easy recipe from Pillsbury, which incorporates crabmeat, capers, and finely crushed oyster crackers. Enjoy this rich dip with Melba toast or table water crackers, but be sure to save room for the big meal! 

Easy Clam Chowder

Nothing says New England Thanksgiving like a classic clam chowder to kick off the festivities. The best part about this recipe is you can start it ahead of time in your slow cooker. This thick, creamy, classic chowder will make an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Check out the recipe here.

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Quick Baked Apples

Baked apples are an excellent side dish for your Thanksgiving meal without a lot of prep. This recipe by House of Yumm takes about 40 minutes and requires tart apples like Honeycrisp, Gala, and Granny Smith. This sweet treat creates a lovely divergence from your savory turkey and will be sure to please even the pickiest of guests!


Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple syrup is another quintessential New England staple - and it’s not just for pancakes. Enjoy it in this butter, simple dish of earthy mashed sweet potatoes. It’s a fun twist on classic Thanksgiving sweet potato dishes that celebrates one of autumn’s best flavors.  Get the maple butter mashed sweet potato recipe here


Effortless Chestnut Stuffing

Although you’ll have to dry out your bread cubes a few days in advance, we promise this delicious chestnut stuffing recipe from the mind of Martha Stewart is worth a little prep. The buttery, sweet taste of chestnuts paired with sage, onions, and celery creates a delectable companion for your turkey without a lot of fuss. 

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Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

There’s nothing more New England than the native cranberry, so why not incorporate it into your Thanksgiving dinner? This simple cranberry sauce from New England Today calls for water, sugar, and fresh cranberries. Within minutes, you’ve created a classic Thanksgiving dinner staple - without telltale rings from a can!

Check Out More New England Traditions in Wolfeboro

If you’re craving a place to spend your retirement, the majestic beauty of Wolfeboro is the perfect place for you. Nestled among the Belknap Mountains, you’ll enjoy gorgeous New England views everywhere you look. 

Best of all, Wolfeboro is home to the area’s only cooperative retirement community, Sugar Hill. Find out more about the beauty of this town by downloading our complimentary guide, Why Wolfeboro.

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