Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes: FWDA Dishes

Recently I asked for everyone in the FWDA Mommy Tribe to share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.  We had quite the diverse range of entries and I'm proud to share a few of our favorites with you.  Enjoy!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash- We'll get started with a beautiful and scrumptious-sounding side dish from Oh My Veggies!  With ingredients like quinoa, apples, dried cranberries and sage, this is sure to become a Thanksgiving favorite!

Cranberry Orange Sauce- This easy, 3-ingredient dish from Damn Delicious is the perfect alternative to canned cranberry sauce!  Ridiculously easy, it's the perfect way to elevate your cranberry game this Thanksgiving.

Semmelknödel (German Bread Dumplings)- Looking for something a little less traditional?  Try these quick and easy German Bread Dumplings instead of stuffing!

And now, for one of our own recipes.  It tastes just like a Snickers and is perfect to make the day before.

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

  • 25 Kraft caramels
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 c. chopped, toasted pecans
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 pkg. (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 8oz tub French Vanilla cool whip


  1. Place caramels in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl.  Add milk.  Microwave on high 2 1/2 - 3 min or until caramels are completely melted (stir after every minute).  Stir in pecans and pour into pie crust.
  2. Microwave chocolate in medium-sized microwave-safe bowl on high 1 1/2 - 2 min. or until chocolate is melted (stir after every minute).  Add 2 c. cool whip; stir with whisk until well blended.  Spread evenly over caramel in crust.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hrs.  Let stand at room temp. 10-15 min. before serving.  Top with remaining cool whip, if desired.