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Our Family Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts for 2018 (plus a peek at our Thanksgiving Menu)

I know this is a tad bit late but maybe it will be helpful for those of you still trying to find that perfect dessert for your family get together. Below are the 10 desserts that made the cut for our family Thanksgiving Dinner this year:

  1. Luscious Four Layer Pumpkin Cake
  2. Blackberry Pig in a Poke (I may try to experiment with a simpler version.)
  3. Chocolate Pudding Pie – (This was something I always looked forward too with my Mom-Mom)
  4. German Chocolate Pie
  5. Pumpkin Pie
  6. Pecan Pie
  7. Pumpkin Roll
  8. Brownies
  9. Easy Banana Pudding
  10. Cheesecake

I’m not sure if all of these will be homemade or store bought as I have quite a bit on my To-Do list already. I know that my oldest daughters will be helping with some of the dishes as well as other guests. Just writing this post has made me HUNGRY!


Want a peek at our Menu? Look below:

Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

I’ve also sent out a ‘draft’ with names beside each dish so everyone remembers who was making what… lol… I’m so forgetful sometimes it really helps. Many of these recipes can be found on our blog as well!

Chicken Gravy

This is always requested when I make baked chicken as I usually make some mashed potatoes as a side. Everyone knows that gravy over mashed potatoes is so yummy!

Chicken Gravy


  • chicken drippings from the Easy Baked Chicken recipe
  • 1 – 2 c. chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 c. cold water mixed with 1-2 T. cornstarch
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Heat the drippings and broth over medium heat until it starts to boil.

Reduce heat slightly and whisk in the water/cornstarch mixture.

Stir until thickened. Remove from heat.

Season with salt and pepper.