Thanksgiving has been a national holiday in America since 1863, when then-President Lincoln declared a day of & 34;Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens” across the country. George Washington declared the first National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, setting the date as November 26.
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RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNo-bake cheesecakeThis cheesecake is a little different from your average cheesecake. Feel free to substitute in any fruit filling you prefer.12 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 23cm round cheesecake250g hob nob biscuits, crushed100g unsalted butter, melted450g cream cheese200g caster sugar475ml double cream600g tinned black cherry fruit filling200g hob nob biscuits, crushedMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr50minIn a bowl, mix together 250g hob nob crumbs with melted butter until evenly mixed.
RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsBerry dessertsBlackberry dessertAn easy way to get kids to eat fruit. If you& 39;re making it for adults soak the strawberries in a liqueur like Cointreau; for kids - orange juice.2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 punnet strawberries1 punnet blackberriesa few of bunches of grapes (about 250g)12 wooden skewers100ml of orange juice or CointreauMethodPrep:40min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr40minWash and drain all the fruit and soak the strawberries in either the juice or liqueur for about 30 minutes or as long as you can.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesGinger biscuitsHere is a recipe for ginger biscuits. With a little practice the biscuits can be made very quickly and you& 39;ll constantly fill the biscuit tin with these.184 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 125g softened margarine or butter125g demerara or dark brown soft sugar1 egg yolk (room temperature )1 tablespoon golden syrup180g self raising flour1 teaspoon ground gingerMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:35minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSoupBean and lentil soupLentil soupI improvised this at home from a few other recipes. If you want more of a soup just add more water/stock.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 400g red lentils (soaked for 24 hours)1-2 sticks of celery, chopped1/2 red pepper, chopped4 red chillies, chopped1 fresh green or jalapeno chilli, sliced2 teaspoons vegetable stock granules (or premade stock, but don& 39;t add water later) - add less powder stock than you do water as more will make the dish salty2 carrots, chopped2 onions, choppedwater1/2 pumpkin, peeled and chopped1 tablespoon grated root ginger, or to taste4-5 cloves of crushed garlicground cardamon (or pods)turmericcumin seedsgaram masalaMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:2hr ›Extra time:2hr15min › Ready in:4hr30minAdd the onion, chilli, celery, red pepper, pumpkin, ginger, garlic and spices to a large pot.
RecipesCuisinesAustralianWhite Christmas is an Australian Christmas tradition. You can find it in specialty shops and online.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 90g rice krispies150g mixed fruit90g dessicated coconut130g dried powdered milk90g icing sugar, sifted225g Cophadrop of vanilla extractMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr20minPut 90g rice krispies, 150g mixed fruit, 90g dessicated coconut, 130g dried powdered milk and 90g icing sugar in a bowl.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceThis meaty pasta sauce recipe is cheap and easy to make. It& 39;ll become a family favourite for sure! This sauce is also freezer friendly, so make a double batch and then freeze half for later!1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil200g beef mince1 onion, chopped finely1 small carrot, chopped finely3 cloves garlic, grated2 teaspoons vegetable stock granules1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes10 shakes each of salt and pepper2 teaspoons soy sauce3 tablespoons tomato ketchup1 pinch of sugarMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minHeat the oil in a frying-pan.
RecipesDiet & lifestyleVegetarianVegetarian mealsA fabulous way to introduce yourself to quinoa. It& 39;s easy as to use, tastes great and good for vegetarians and vegans as it& 39;s high protein. Also gluten-free.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 170g quinoa625ml water1 vegetable stock cubeolive oil for frying1 large clove garlic, finely chopped1 bag spinachsalt to taste100g grated Cheddar cheeseMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minRinse the quinoa.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastBreakfast breads and pastriesCinnamon rollsThese American favourites are relatively easy to make, and nothing& 39;s better for Christmas morning!446 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 15g (1/2 oz) dried active baking yeast7 tablespoons caster sugar1 tablespoon salt450ml (16 fl oz) warm water (45 C)800g (1 3/4 lb) plain flour, divided2 eggs5 tablespoons vegetable oil8 tablespoons caster sugar1 dessertspoon ground cinnamonMethodPrep:1hr30min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:2hrIn a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 7 tablespoons sugar in warm water.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing A zesty lime dressing with a distinctive Asian flavour with hints of kaffir lime, chilli and coriander. Change the ratios for preferential taste.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 2 kaffir lime leaves (1 finely chopped, 1 whole)1 teaspoon sesame seeds4 tablespoons minced fresh coriander1 small bird& 39;s eye chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)1 teaspoon minced chilli1 teaspoon sesame oil1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce1/2 teaspoon grated garlic1/2 teaspoon grated root ginger2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar (palm sugar can also be used)85ml lime juice65ml lemon juice125ml water85ml fish sauce65ml white wine vinegarMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minMix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThis is a recipe for a biscuit mixture which is kept in the fridge and baked as needed. One-quarter of the mixture makes 24 small biscuits.7 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 96 biscuits500g plain flour3 teaspoons baking powder1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon60g dried powdered milk220g dark brown soft sugar250g butterMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minSift flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt, cinnamon and powdered milk together, then add dark brown soft sugar.
RecipesDish typeCakeTraybakesChocolate traybakesBrowniesThis is truly the best chocolate brownie recipe I have ever tasted. Cool the brownies before slicing, though you can warm them up again after slicing and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a crowd-pleasing pud.62 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 250g butter4 eggs400g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract60g cocoa (unsweetened)190g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt200g chopped plain chocolateMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeDessertPuddingsBanana puddingThis is a perfect pudding recipe when you want a fix for your sweet tooth and simply can& 39;t wait. A delicately spiced banana sponge pudding that& 39;s quick to make and even quicker to eat!88 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 60g butter5 tablespoons sugar1 egg, beaten1 ripe banana, mashed65g self-raising flour1 teaspoon mixed spicegood pinch cinnamon5 tablespoons golden syrupMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15minCream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBerry cakeBlueberry cakeI love baking! This is a fab recipe for mini cakes flavoured with lemon zest and studded with blueberries. If you want, you could swap the blueberries for raspberries or blackberries, and the lemon for vanilla.Be the first to make this!IngredientsServes: 12 60g plain flour180g icing sugar1 tablespoon lemon zest150g ground almonds5 egg whites, lightly beaten200g melted and cooled butter150g blueberriesTo serve100ml whipping cream4 tablespoons icing sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extractMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45minPreheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersFish startersCombine the ingredients for these fish cakes in just two easy steps, then form into mini-cakes for canapes or party nibbles, or into larger cakes for a main course. See the footnote to serve with an easy Thai dipping sauce, or serve with sweet chilli sauce for ease.
RecipesDish typeDessertPuddingsBread and butter puddingA traditional pud that& 39;s easy and cheap to make, delicious and comforting. Adapt it however you like!60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 tablespoons butter12 slices day-old white bread750ml of milk, double cream or a mixture of both5 tablespoons caster sugar1/2 teaspoon saltcinnamon to taste165g raisins, sultanas or a mixture of bothOptional additionsmarmaladecherry jellyMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hrPreheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersFresh clams are topped with bacon and chilli butter mixture! Serve with lemon wedges and seafood sauce on the side.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 6 4 tablespoons butter, chilled1 red chilli, seeded and minced2 shallots, finely choppedpinch freshly ground black peppersalt to taste3 rashers bacon24 small clamsMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:23minIn a small bowl, mix together butter, chilli, shallots, black pepper and salt.
RecipesDish typeStartersFresh tomatoes and basil served on grilled ciabatta.71 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 10 slices ciabatta1 to 2 dessertspoons extra virgin olive oil4 vine-ripened tomatoes, dicedhandful chopped fresh basilMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:18minPreheat grill.Cover a medium sized baking tray with a single layer of bread slices.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken and riceChicken risottoA wonderfully hearty risotto that is creamier than most. Even my unadventurous and uber-carnivorous brother thinks it& 39;s delicious!93 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 olive oil1 large onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, crushed250g bacon, diced500g chicken breast fillets550g arborio rice250g asparagus1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is an American salad, but it has some of my favourite ingredients: chicken, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and avocado.406 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 3 eggs8 rashers streaky bacon1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped425g (15 oz) chopped, cooked chicken meat2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped100g (4 oz) blue cheese, crumbled1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and diced3 spring onions, choppedRanch salad dressing to serveMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minPlace eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water.
RecipesDish typeDessertMeringueGorgeous meringues - gooey on the inside, with a hint of coconut. Serve with a tropical flavoured sorbet - mango, pineapple, passion fruit - for a refreshing summer pudding.49 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 2 egg whites1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar85g (3 oz) icing sugar4 tablespoons desiccated coconut1/4 teaspoon almond extractMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr15minPreheat oven to 120 C / Gas mark 1/2.