Eastern Shore Thanksgiving Feast

It wouldn’t be an Eastern Shore 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. 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.

Thanksgiving Feast

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.

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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!

Mulled Wine Recipe

If we dig back in history, we learn that mulled wine dates back to the second century. The Roman soldiers mixed honey with wine and then slowly heated the mixture. 
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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

This Spicy Nut Mix made with our honey really has a kick of sweet heat! Roasted with our Eastern Shore Honey, these nuts are crunchy and sweet and are the perfect on-the-go snack for day trips.
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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.

Southern Cornbread

Southern Cornbread is an ancient recipe that dates back to early Native American settlements. Cornbread made its first modern appearance when native American tribes provided food for the early settlers of the Americas in the south.
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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.

Roasted Squash Salad

When you combine this veggie with the flavors of cinnamon and honey, you'll be amazed that such flavor could come from a squash! In this Roasted Squash Salad recipe, we are using our rich Buckwheat Honey.
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Healthy Slaw is a perfectly crunchy side dish, and it’s not packed with calories or fats like traditional slaws!

Healthy Slaw

This recipe is so easy to make, and it’s so good for you and your digestion, it’s a perfect addition to any meal any time of the year.
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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!

cranberry relish on board with red and white checkered napkin

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.

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These stuffed sweet potatoes are hearty and elegant. You can make this recipe at any time of the year, but they are most popular on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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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.

How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Sidenote: butternut squash relies on bees for pollination. We used our Autumn Honey for this recipe, but you can use any dark, earthy honey that you like.
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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.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is a simple and delicious dish for any season. I have served this dish in the midst of summer and sliced for sandwiches during the Superbowl–it’s a classic!
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Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are bright and colorful. Why not toss in some parsnips, beets, or squash too?

Colorful Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots

Made with a glaze of honey, garlic, and dijon, these Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are a colorful addition to the dinner table. Mix in your other favorite root vegetables, like potatoes or parsnips, for a wide variety of tastes. The glaze we used would also be fantastic on Brussels sprouts or beets!
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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

This Bourbon + Honey Pumpkin Pie can be made as tarts or a whole pie. Tarts won't take as long to bake and make sweet little treats for friends.
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Honey Pecan Pie is rich and oh-so-sweet. It’s like a little piece of the south brought right to your table!

Honey Pecan Pie

A traditional pecan pie recipe that will hit the spot. There are a lot of creative ways to work pecans and pecan pieces on the top prior to baking. Try it.
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