Thanksgiving is spending days off with friends, family and football, but let’s face it, it’s really all about snacks and food. For me, it’s all about the dessert.
Whether you make and bake things yourself or if you just want something easy, here are some ideas to make your Thanksgiving Day and weekend more extraordinary.
My family counts on me for desserts every year. Our tradition is a dessert buffet that I am in charge of putting together.
If you want to make desserts yourself, here are some options:
Caramel Apple Trifles from Bakersroyale.com
No Bake Sweet Potato Cheesecakes from HowSweetEats.com
Our Gourmet Cake Kit makes it easy to create a moist, rich chocolate cake at home. The Dark Chocolate Truffle Banana Cake kit includes imported chocolate, dry ingredients, baking mold, round, pastry bag, pastry tip and ribbon to help you bake and decorate your own extraordinary cake. You provide the butter, eggs, bananas and sour cream. Cake Kits are available in both of our locations and online. A gluten free option is also available. Best of all, you get the credit.
However, if you need to have us do the baking for you, from our Thanksgiving Menu, I recommend:
SETTING THE TABLE WITH A SPECIAL TOUCH
I like to keep the table top simple, but with a special style that does not take much effort. While I was pinning on Pinterest recently, I found these unique DIY ideas:
Rosemary wreath place cards from SpoonForkBacon.com
A simple twist of ribbon can add unique color accents. Ladolfinalifestyle.com
A votive candle in leaves to celebrate fall from San Diego based, Joyful Weddings & Events.
I loved these hand-crafted cake servers so much that I now sell them in my restaurants.
My second favorite part of Thanksgiving is opening a bottle of wine or bubbly and catching up with friends and family. Having easy to prepare foods are vital for gatherings throughout the weekend.
Here are some easy ideas for serving your loved ones while everyone is hanging out, catching up, and enjoying the time together.
Popcorn popped with black truffle salt Our Maui Mango Chutney on cream cheese
Whether you put your own together or have us do it for you, cheese platters can be refreshed and nibbled on throughout the day and weekend.
Here’s another creative way to enjoy leftover turkey, make your own pizza.
For the weekend, I need some easy breakfast ideas, so that I’m not back in the kitchen again. Our pancake mixes and syrups from Hawaii get my family out of bed.
Go with a Hawaiian Breakfast: Coffee / Pancakes / Granola with Passion Fruit syrup
You can also pick up our delicious Pumpkin Maple Pecan Scones
Whether you are traveling far or staying close to home, we all have something to be grateful and thankful for at this time of year. Thank you for letting us be a part of your holiday celebrations.