Thanksgiving Fan Favorites

Thanksgiving Fan Favorites

Cassidy Mages-Billingsley, Staff writer

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, people are prepping for the holidays to cook their favorite dishes. Below are some classic Thanksgiving dishes and recipes to make them yourselves!

When trying to find student’s favorite main dishes, side dishes, and deserts, we got a wide variety of different foods. Many people’s favorite main dish was the classic, Turkey. A close second was ham. For side dishes, students said their favorites were green bean casserole, mac and cheese, and another classic, stuffing. Many other honorable mentions were cranberry sauce and other family made casseroles. The unanimous favorite here at CHS is pumpkin pie. Almost everyone was excited to get some as their Thanksgiving dessert!

To help you bring your favorites to the table this year, here are some easy ways to make some of the classics at home. Happy Thanksgiving CHS!

Pumpkin Pie


1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 ½ cup cooked pumpkin 

1 small can of milk (5 oz.)

1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon 

½ tsp. Cloves 

½ tsp. Allspice

½ tsp. Nutmeg 

½ tsp. Ginger 

½ tsp. Salt

Mix all ingredients together well. Pour into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then reduce oven temperature and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. It serves 6 to 8 people.


Special Sweet Potatoes 


2 cups cooked sweet potatoes mashed

¾ cups packed brown sugar 

4 tbsp. Melted butter 

¼ tsp. Cinnamon

¼ tsp. Nutmeg 

Sliced pineapple, marshmallows, maraschino cherries of your choice

Mix together the cooked sweet potatoes, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place on pineapple slices, using an ice cream scoop. Then top with marshmallows and maraschino cherries. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Let cool and enjoy!


Cassidy’s Mac and Cheese Recipe

1.5 cups of sharp cheddar cheese

1 Box of pasta of your choice 

2 cups of heavy cream

1 cup of milk

1 cup of melted butter

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper 

Mix all ingredients in a greased pan. Mix well. Add additional cheese or seasonings on top for your liking. Cook in oven at 345 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.