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A North Carolina Thanksgiving

I gave you some Florida themed recipes, now it’s time for some good North Carolina inspired Thanksgiving dishes. We are less than a week away, so if you are looking for some inspiration to spice up your meal, here it is!

Cheerwine Cocktail

A North Carolina favorite, with a twist. Cheerwine has been a beloved soda for many years, made locally in North Carolina and enjoyed throughout the south. It just wouldn’t feel right not to include it in our North Carolina Thanksgiving! It’s simple, satisfying and easy to make. Here is what you’ll need:

Cheerwine

Ice

Whiskey

Armaretto

Cherries

Pomegranate Seeds

BBQ Turkey

We have to make sure we include some BBQ in this Thanksgiving Spread. Why not add those flavors to the already delicious main event- the turkey! Classic cuisine, home to the state of North Carolina, meets the traditional holiday bird we all know and love. Here is what you’re going to need, take notes!

Turkey

Celery

Lemon

Onion

Parsley

Ketchup

Honey

Crushed Red Pepper

Cider Vinegar Granulated Sugar

Salt and Pepper

Barley

Brown Sugar

 

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a classic crowd pleaser and the perfect appetizer. They can be topped with a variety of ingredients, catering to the flavors you and your guests love. Add some bacon bits, pimento cheese or paprika to your eggs and let your guests graze as the rest of the food is prepared. Here is what you’ll need:

Eggs

Mayonnaise

Yellow Mustard

Salt

Pepper

Smoked Apple Cobbler

To top it all off, its only right to go pick some fresh apples- they are in season after all. The combination of the smokey flavor, the sugary goodness and the sweetness of the apples, this dessert will hit the spot after the big meal (and for a midnight snack!) This one shouldn’t be too hard:

Granny Smith and Gala Apples

Vanilla Extract

Granulated Sugar

Salt

Unsalted Butter

All-purpose flour

Buttermilk

All of these recipes make me hungry just reading them! The big day is coming up, so head to the grocery store, your local farmer’s market and the nearest apple orchard and make sure you have everything you need to cook a delicious North Carolina Thanksgiving. Want to see more recipes like these? Check out our Pinterest board, we’ll be adding more throughout the week. As always, don’t forget to like us on Facebook  and follow us on Instagram.