A Dozen Authors Talk Thanksgiving Treats

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that's a very special day in the U.S.A. It's good to have a day to reflect on all the good in our lives -- family, friends, health, and all the other blessings we count tomorrow.

Along with the giving thanks, we enjoy great food. Each family has their own special signature dishes enjoyed at this annual feast. In my home, it's my special cornbread dressing chock full of finely minced celery, onion, bell pepper, and pecans and also fresh cranberry/orange relish. We don't do pumpkin pie. Instead, I make lemon meringue pie and a cake I'll talk about later.

Today, I have a dozen authors, including me at the end, and we're talking about the culinary treats we each look forward to. We're also offering you  a literary treat for your consideration.

12 Authors/12 Thanksgiving Treats

1. Liz Flaherty is the author of Back to McGuffey's, $5.39 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie--I know, I have no imagination--but it tastes especially good this week of the year. Especially when you're sharing it with good company and a nice glass of wine."

2. Lily Bishop is the author of No Strings Attached, on sale for $1.99 through November at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"Every year, my mother makes an amazing pecan pie, and we only get it on Thanksgiving. So my mom's Homemade Georgia Pecan Pie is what I'm looking forward to."

3. Donna Fasano is the author of An Almost Perfect Christmas, $2.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"Fresh cranberry sauce is my favorite food at Thanksgiving because, well, it doesn't come from a can."

4. Penny Estelle is the author of Jesse's Find, only 99cents at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

Thanksgiving treat? "This is a no-brainer for me -- Turkey -- always and forever and for as long as the leftovers last!"

 5. Linda Bennett Pennell is the author of Confederado do Norte, $2.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food has got to be my grandmother’s homemade cornbread and biscuit dressing - yum!"

 6. Kimberley Troutte is one of the authors of SEALs of Winter, a box set for only 99 cents at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food is chocolate chip cookies. I started making them when I was about eight years old and my uncle would mysteriously show up when they were in the oven, grinning like a kid. It was like he had a special cookie radar. A few years ago my uncle was killed in a tractor accident right before Thanksgiving. The smell of those fresh cookies coming out of the oven is bittersweet and reminds me of him."

7. Jan Scarbrough is the author of Kentucky Blue Bloods, $3.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food is pecan pie, because I remember my aunt making it when we visited family in Kentucky."

8. Mickie Sherwood is the author of Cherished Moments, $2.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my mama's specialty, eggplant casserole stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat."

9. JoAnne Myers is the author of Flagitious, $4.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food is cranberry sauce because I make it with strawberry jello, marshmallows, and walnuts. It is sweet, so I dont need the pies, and cakes."

10. Paty Jager is the author of Double Duplicity, only 99cents for pre-order at Amazon Kindle.

"My favorite Thanksgiving food is the dressing. As a child I enjoyed watching my grandmother and mom make the dressing from scratch."

11. Caroline Clemmons is the author of Stone Mountain Christmas, $2.99 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite is the cornbread dressing, smothered in gravy, and covered with a generous ladle of cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving is the only time all year we have turkey and dressing so my mind associates these foods with an important family holiday."

12. Last is me. I'm Joan Reeves and am the author of Old Enough to Know Better, reduced to 99cents from now to Nov. 30 at Amazon Kindle and other ebook sellers.

"My favorite are dishes originally made by my mom and my mother-in-law. It's kind of comforting to bring out Nanny's Coconut Cake and Grandmother Frances's Jello Salad each year and to teach my kids how to make these treats.

Mom always made the most delicious Coconut Cake. I remember one year she actually bought a coconut and shredded the fresh coconut for the cake. The cake was almost 8 inches tall with 4 layers and frosting. Now my sister-in-law and I each make it during the holidays. My mother-in-law always made her special Jello Salad -- a cherry jello with chopped apple, banana, peaches, fruit cocktail, and pecans in it. Delicious."

Takeaway Truth

Wishing you the joy of your own special treat tomorrow at the Thanksgiving feast. Be sure and grab a book for that after-feast relaxation. Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Thanks for having us here today, Joan. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hey, Liz! Always a pleasure. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  2. Great Idea, Joan! Fun to see what everybody likes....Have a super Thanksgiving all! Be safe....

  3. This post was definitely a filling treat. Thanks, Joan.

    1. You're welcome, Mickie! I've been making desserts all day so I can't wait for tomorrow!

  4. Thanks for having me as your guest, Joan. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thank you for doing this, Joan! I'm a bit late but this weekend was a working weekend. We are getting so close to getting the house done, I'm getting excited about moving in.

  6. You're welcome, Paty. How exciting to almost be finished with your house. Happy Housewarming for a Merry Christmas. Right?

  7. Thank you for this opportunity Joan, it is great seeing all these authors joining in. Have you thought about getting authors together for a week long blog hop, according to genre? That is a great promo op also. All the best.

    1. You're welcome, JoAnne. I did a special sales event blog hop last summer. Plan to do something similar and other events this year, but the writing comes first. Have a wonderful new Year.