We’re at the one-week countdown to Thanksgiving, and I’ve been busy brainstorming some of the dishes I’m bringing to our turkey-day celebration. I’ve already shared my all-time favorite entertaining pieces, and a round up of my must-have kitchen tools for any type of cooking — but especially at the holidays — to help you prep for your own Thanksgiving dinners, and thought it would be a fun idea to round up some of my favorite recipes from past years for inspiration. Below are a few of my favorite appetizers and side dishes for the big day, as well as some holiday cocktail ideas (family time = cocktail time) and two fun ideas for how to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers! thanksgiving-appetizersStart the meal off right with autumn-inspired appetizers for your Thanksgiving celebrations: Apple Walnut Baked Brie | Pumpkin Butter Pecan Bites | Cranberry Brie Pastry Snacks | Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushroomsthanksgiving-cocktails

Family time means the cocktails should be flowing, enjoy these seasonal holiday cocktail ideas: The Bee Keeper Whiskey Punch | Pomegranate Sage Fizz | Spiced Clementine Cocktail | Cranberry Syrup Cocktailsthanksgiving-side-dishesFour tasty ideas for Thanksgiving side-dishes: Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing | Mac and Cheese Baked Apples | Autumn Brussels Sprouts Salad | Maple Butternut Squash Stuffingthanksgiving-leftovers

The best ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers: Pilgrim Pie and Stuffing Hash