Eastern Shore Thanksgiving Feast

It wouldn’t be a Waxing Kara Thanksgiving Feast if everything on the menu didn’t feature Eastern Shore Honey! Honey is the perfect way to tie all the bits of your Thanksgiving Feast together, it’s equally fantastic in both sweet and savory dishes, giving richness to anything you can concoct.

I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. It always has been. Not sure if it’s the rich origins or it’s just simply the Thanksgiving dishes.

To celebrate autumn and Thanksgiving, we share our favorite bee-inspired dishes. Over the years we have collected so many recipes for this holiday that you will be jumping from blog to blog to collect our most cherished recipes. I am focused on traditional thanksgiving eats for the sake of streamlining this blog, but you could check out our Traditional Easter Dinner or our Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas.

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Feast your eyes on amazing Thanksgiving Recipes

Mulled Wine is a warm, spicy drink that captures all of the flavors of fall. A perfect way to start off your family gathering!

Big pot of Mulled Wine with rosemary garnish, sliced citrus fruit on wooden cutting board and cinnamon sticks

Make a batch of our Spicy Honey Nut Mix to keep on your table for snacking. It’s a healthy alternative to chips and other prepackaged snacks that you won’t feel guilty about munching on.

spicy honey nut mix in square skillet accompanied by pinch pot full of seasoning mix and open jar of raw honey and honey hangtag on black marble slab

A Thanksgiving Feast fit for a queen

Southern Cornbread served with honey butter is a great addition to your feast. Our cornbread is sweet, rich, and oh so decadent.

Cornbread in a round pan with a pie-shaped slice out of it still in skillet. Perfect for Thanksgiving Feast!

Acorn Squash Salad can be made as a hearty side, and there’s so much room to play with what you toss together! Try adding dried cranberries or roasted turkey to make it a whole meal.

Acorn Squash Salad on table with forks and uncooked acorn squash and napikin and drink

Healthy Slaw is a perfectly crunchy side dish, and it’s not packed with calories or fats like traditional slaws!

Healthy slaw in white bowl on metal table

Honey Cranberry Relish is surprisingly simple to make. Prepare it a day or two ahead of your feast to take a little pressure off of the rest of your cooking!

Honey Cranberry relish on cutting board on wood talbe with red gingham napkin and wooden serving spoon with cranberry garnish and sprig of holly

A variation from the boring sweet potato casseroles that dominate the fall, our Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Honey is a yummy, customizable addition to your Thanksgiving table.

4 Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes topped with toasted pecans on parchment on top of cutting board on top of wooden table with forks

Honey Glazed Roasted Butternut Squash is an exciting break from the plain-Jane traditional squash. Sweet and savory, our Eastern Shore Honey adds a delicious glaze to this perennial favorite.

Honey Glazed Butternut Squash on plate garnished with chopped parsley

While this is a Baked Honey Mustard Chicken recipe, it’s easy enough to double the measurements and use this wonderful marinate on turkey. if you aren’t sure how to roast a turkey, I find this to be a reliable and quite delicious method. I did this dairy-free by using olive oil.

Roasted honey mustard chicken made with a honey mustard marinade and potatoes

Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are bright and colorful. Why not toss in some parsnips, beets, or squash too?

Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots marinating

Bourbon Honey Pumpkin Pie is a spin on everyone’s favorite fall treat. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can have a slice of homemade pumpkin pie for your dessert. The more pumpkin recipes the better if you ask us.

Bourbon Honey Pumpkin Pie is perfect for Thanksgiving.

Honey Pecan Pie is rich and oh-so-sweet. It’s like a little piece of the south brought right to your table!

This honey pecan piePecan pie, nut crusher on table from above

Last but not least, this traditional apple pie is perfectly paired with this feast.

Woman cutting a piece of old fashion apple pie in honor of national apple pie day
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