#Giveaway Thanksgiving Made with Butterball

It is hard to believe that we are now in the month of November, but here we are and for me that means it is time to start preparing for our Thanksgiving Dinner! When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family, I think of the dishes that we enjoyed as children, ones that my grandma would serve and my mom would serve. I also think of how we would start our process, by heading to the store with our list, then picking out the biggest Butterball Turkey we could find, and go from there. So with that in mind, I find that I am once again following that tradition, and starting our Thanksgiving process by writing out the recipes, marking off the ingredients we will need, and heading out to find our Butterball Turkey!

For me, I have found that one recipe that I have adored over the years is the cranberry sauce. I can remember watching as my mom would stir in the cranberries and taste until the sauce was just right, then put the sauce in its own special dish to set out on the table.

To get started with the cranberry sauce, you need 16oz fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and the zest of 1 lemon.

On a stove top put all ingredients in a sauce pan, let them boil while stirring occasionally. Allow all of the cranberries to burst. Continue to stir until sauce thickens up. Remove from heat then place in serving dishes, then place in the refrigerator to cool.

With the cranberry sauce, we have always prepared the dish the night before, along with the rest of the prep work, allowing it to be nice and chilled for serving with the Thanksgiving dinner.

This recipe along with many others are ones we have followed for many years, allowing that tradition to continue with our family so everyone can continue to enjoy the meal as we have always done! Along with our cranberry sauce, we also enjoy creating homemade pies which include pecan and pumpkin pies. Then when it comes to the turkey, we like to start out by separating the skin from the breast, then adding butter under to give a juicy inside with a crispy skin on the top. Once we do that, we then flavor the outside with more butter along with seasonings, put the stuffing inside, then place the turkey in the oven for the suggested amount of time that goes with the weight of the bird!

In all, making our Thanksgiving one that is new each year, but with a throwback twist when we bring some of those classics to the table! So this year, when it comes to talking turkey, ask the experts from Butterball, where they offer new twists on classic recipes with the help of Turkey Talk-Line experts, who can offer 30+ years’ worth of tips, recipes, how-to videos and more.

And to help with bringing your Thanksgiving table together, the wonderful people from Butterball would like to encourage people to go on social media and share some of those throwback pictures of Thanksgiving past, showing off some of those dishes and memories. When you submit a photo use the hashtag #TBThanksgiving and enter to win $1,000! Also they would like to help with getting this years turkey and some fixings by giving 2 of my amazing readers $20 gift certificates to use towards this years Thanksgiving dinner!

To enter to win a $1000 Prepaid Visa Gift Card go here: http://www.rapid-rebates.com/butterballthrowback/


Product received, thank you to Butterball as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.


  1. Kristen
    November 2, 2015 / 7:53 am

    I love sourdough bread stuffing.

  2. tannawings
    November 2, 2015 / 8:47 am

    My favorite dish is candied sweet potatoes they are so good!

  3. Isaiahsmom
    November 2, 2015 / 10:53 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the Stuffing and Mashed potatoes with gravy.

  4. Em Mahr
    November 2, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    My favorite is the homemade mashed potatoes!

  5. Julie Wood
    November 2, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    My favorite it the delicious stuffing!

  6. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    November 2, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I enjoy the green bean casserole.

  7. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys
    November 2, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I love the sweet potato casserole.

  8. JLin Mei
    November 2, 2015 / 3:06 pm


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    November 2, 2015 / 3:09 pm


  10. JD
    November 2, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    potato saladjdmimi at gmail

  11. Rusthawk
    November 2, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    My favorite is chicken and cornbread stuffing.

  12. EliB123
    November 2, 2015 / 5:47 pm


  13. Darlene Ysaguirre
    November 2, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Stuffing i can eat so many helpings of it.

  14. Kris
    November 2, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    I love mashed potatoes with gravy!

  15. denise smith
    November 2, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    the homemade stuffing and pumpkin pie

  16. Marie
    November 2, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Mashed Potatoes!marielay@gmail.com

  17. Jason
    November 2, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Definitely the stuffing

  18. Brenda Haines
    November 2, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    That is a tough one, but I'm going with slow cooked green beans with bacon and sweet onions. So good!!

  19. Jackie
    November 2, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    The sweet potatoes are my favorite Thanksgiving side dish.Thank you!

  20. Jessica B.
    November 2, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    I love the layer salad my mom makes and the pumpkin pie! jj250@aol.com

  21. jerseygirl137
    November 2, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving side, with pumpkin pie being a close 2nd.

  22. AngelWinner
    November 2, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I love a great homemade mac-n-cheese dish!

  23. Ken Ohl
    November 2, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    We love the mashed potatoes and the stuffing and of course the turkey. thankyou ken pohl19@comcast.net

  24. JET
    November 2, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    Turkey! Or my mom's homemade macaroni and cheese.

  25. Stacy Renee
    November 3, 2015 / 1:00 am

    My mom makes a mean oyster stuffing. It might sound gross but it is 1000 times better than the boxed stuff!

  26. Rebecca
    November 3, 2015 / 1:41 am

    I am a big fan of the green bean casserole myself.rebeccaniehaus at mail dot com

  27. Jillian Too
    November 3, 2015 / 3:03 am

    My favorite dish is my mother's Thanksgiving stuffing.

  28. Anonymous
    November 3, 2015 / 3:17 am

    I love squash casserole!

  29. Austin Baroudi
    November 3, 2015 / 6:12 am

    Stuffing for sure!mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

  30. Cheryl
    November 3, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is green bean casserole.

  31. Lauren
    November 3, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    I like cranberry sauce.

  32. Ty Beth
    November 4, 2015 / 1:38 am

    My favorite dish is always the stuffing.

  33. Diana D
    November 4, 2015 / 1:48 am

    My favorite dish is yams with a pecan crust.

  34. Anonymous
    November 4, 2015 / 4:03 am

    My favorites are turkey I could eat that year round, and sweet potato casserole with brown sugar crumb topping. sarah k

  35. Tina Woo
    November 4, 2015 / 6:58 am

    My favorite is the first leftover sandwich made with turkey, a little stuffing and a shmear of cranberry sauce. Soooo good.

  36. Cass
    November 4, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    definitely the mashed potatoes. then cranberry sauce at a close second. i know, weird !

  37. Jamie Williams
    November 5, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    turkey with mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.

  38. Haley Cook
    November 5, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    My favorite dishes are stuffing, sweet potato casserole with the marshmellows, and mac & cheese.

  39. Anonymous
    November 5, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    sweet potato casserole

  40. stephland3
    November 6, 2015 / 4:03 am

    My favorite dish is sweet potato casserole.

  41. carol clark
    November 6, 2015 / 4:08 am

    green bean casserole

  42. stars2moon
    November 6, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    My favorite dish….Do I really have to choose? I love them all! Cranberries, stuffing, green bean casserole, brussel sprouts, Nom Nom Nom!! Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite!

  43. breanna pollard
    November 6, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    I love to eat green bean casserole

  44. Ada Miller
    November 6, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    My favorite dish for thanksgiving is dressing. I wait all year on it. Lol

  45. Rebecca Orr
    November 6, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    My favorite sides are cornbread, sweet potatoes, and deviled eggs!

  46. Anonymous
    November 7, 2015 / 3:18 am

    I love Broccoli Cheese RIce Casserole!

  47. scottsgal
    November 7, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I love homemade gravy on stuffing

  48. Cinderella10383
    November 7, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Always mashed potatoes…. ALWAYS

  49. Wanda McHenry
    November 7, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    My favorite dish is the stuffing! (Stuffed in the bird not baked in a casserole dish.)

  50. Hannah
    November 8, 2015 / 3:31 am

    my favorite dish is a toss u pbetween the stuffing and the mincemeat pie!

  51. jeccica simpson
    November 8, 2015 / 3:55 am

    Homemade stuffing from scratch is my favorite dish!!!

  52. Anonymous
    November 8, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    Sweet potato casserole!!

  53. dlhaley
    November 8, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    I love it all but turkey is my favorite.

  54. Donna B
    November 9, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    My favorite dish Thanksgiving is Sweet Potato Casserole that my sister makes.

  55. Lana Bilyy
    November 10, 2015 / 12:38 am

    My favorite is the turkey and the gravy

  56. MewzMe2
    November 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

    My moms seven layer salad. It is so good. We have this at Thanksgiving.

  57. Deborah Dumm
    November 10, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Green bean casserole.

  58. VampzzzGirl
    November 10, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    I love coleslaw!!!

  59. CindyWindy2003
    November 10, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    My favorite dish is my dad's stuffing, it's the best!

  60. CindyWindy2003
    November 10, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Button on blog at cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com.

  61. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    November 10, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    My favorite dish is the candied yams!

  62. Birdie Skolfield
    November 11, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    My fave dish on the Thanksgiving table is creamed onions

  63. Natalie F
    November 12, 2015 / 1:24 am

    I love stuffing and green been casserole.

  64. Birdie Bee
    November 12, 2015 / 6:08 am

    My favorite dish is cheesy twice baked potatoes.

  65. Laura Lane
    November 12, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Sweet potato casserole

  66. cyndi br
    November 12, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    favorite dish is corn bread dressing

  67. Scarlett Royce
    November 13, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    My favourite, since I was a young girl, has been the dressing. Yum!

  68. Susan Christy
    November 14, 2015 / 3:33 am

    Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing is the dish I always look forward to on Thanksgiving.

  69. Angela Saver
    November 14, 2015 / 10:11 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the cornbread dressing!

  70. Sara Goodhind
    November 14, 2015 / 11:04 am

    My favorite didh is stuffing.

  71. Anonymous
    November 15, 2015 / 6:27 am

    I like the original green bean casserole!nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

  72. Michele P.
    November 15, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I love homemade cornbread stuffing, so delish!

  73. Josh
    November 15, 2015 / 11:36 pm

    I like green bean casserole and the stuffing

  74. Kaitlin Boles-VanFleet
    November 16, 2015 / 4:05 am

    I love stuffing, sweet potatoes, potato casserole, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, ham, and turkey!

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