Lori Lori is a work-at-home mom of three living in Noblesville, Indiana.

The fourth Thursday of every November is a holiday – THANKSGIVING! When most people think of Thanksgiving, they think of turkey, football, and of course, the Pilgrims and the Indians. At Mumbling Mommy, we think of those things – and so much more. We want to share some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and traditions, from watching the Macy’s Day Parade to donating to local charity. We would love for you to share your favorite fall traditions and recipes too.

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Who doesn’t love bacon? Our smothered green beans with bacon recipe combines green beans, crispy bacon, and brown sugar. It will hit the spot, no doubt.

This sweet potato casserole with marshmallows recipe is easy and will make its way to the top of your go-to recipes for Thanksgiving! 

Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
This baked sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

This corn casserole recipe has a short list of ingredients, but big flavor. 

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

Need a simple dessert recipe the kids can help with that also uses up the rest of the candy corn? Check out these easy Thanksgiving turkey cookies

This pumpkin donut recipe is affordable AND healthy – you don’t often find that combination. The kids will love the flavor and the grownups will enjoy the donuts with a cup of coffee! 

Want a simple alternative to pumpkin pie? Try this pumpkin cheesecake recipe that uses a graham cracker crust – SO GOOD!

pumpkin cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ingredients!

Our Favorite Ways to Make Thanksgiving Memories

Want to have an active and memorable Thanksgiving with your kids? Whether you find a local 5K to walk, pull out some board or card games, work together to tear bread for the stuffing, or make homemade pumpkin play doh, we love these ways to make memories on Thanksgiving!

Kids love a good, engaging craft and Thanksgiving is a terrific opportunity to keep your kids busy and get them in the Thanksgiving spirit and off the screens. Check out these Thanksgiving printables and more.  

Have some teenagers under the roof? From hosting a Friendsgiving to creating Thanksgiving-scented candles, this list of 17 Thanksgiving activities for teenagers will help you find activities your teens will actually WANT to do.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is a time to be grateful, thankful, make memories and enjoy your loved ones. From all of us Mumbling Mommy – Happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Fall

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