Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Recipes Linky Party {and a freebie!}

I’m linking up today with First Grade and Fabulous for a Holiday Recipes linky party.  Yumreading everyone’s fabulous recipes is making me quite hungrylol!

Here are some of my favorites that I will be fixing this week for our family Thanksgiving celebration:

Paula Deen’s Squash Casserole
Cook 4-5 squash and squeeze out excess water.  Preheat oven to 350.  Saute one large chopped onion in butter for 5 mins.  Remove from pan and mix with 3 c cooked squash, 1 c crushed Ritz Crackers, 1/2 c sour cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste, and 1 c grated cheddar.  Pour into buttered casserole dish and top with more crushed Ritz Crackers.  Bake for 30 mins or until bubbly.  So goodI promise it’ll make you want to slap your mama!!!!

Butterfinger Dessert Cake
One of my husband’s cousins fixes this every year for our family reunion and it’s DIVINE.  I’m going to try my hand at it this year.
With a mixer, blend 1/4 c melted butter, 1 pkg prepared vanilla pudding, 1 1/2 c powdered sugar, and 1 lg Cool Whip.  Cut Angel food cake into bite size squares.  Layer it with the Cool Whip mixture in a trifle bowl, and follow each of these with a layer of crushed Butterfinger bars (6 bars in all).  Repeat ending with candy bar pieces on top.  Must be kept refrigerated.  Again, to die for delicious!!

I've created a little FREEBIE Holiday Recipe book file so you can compile your class's favorite Thanksgiving and/or Christmas recipes.  You can find it at TPT by clicking the picture below:


  1. Thank you for sharing this. It is a great idea and the students would love it. I am pinning your post on my December board. Thanks again for sharing it.
    Grade School Giggles

  2. Hi Ashley,
    Those recipes look great! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  3. This sounds AWESOME! Thanks for linking up!

    First Grade and Fabulous