When we think Thanksgiving, visions of families sitting around the table eating turkey come to mind. However, many people have many different traditions when it comes to Thanksgiving. These might be because of heritage or just done out of fun. Whatever the reason, these carry a lot of meaning to people, and they would love to share their memories with you so that you too can add to your holidays.

For Alyssa Gardner, her special Thanksgiving tradition actually happens the morning after.

“We make fresh waffles and eat leftover turkey. This has been in my family for many years, as we are Pennsylvania Dutch.” 

If you want to incorporate some Dutch into your holidays, check out this recipe that combines the two! It’s extremely easy to cook up.

Madison Silvestri’s Thanksgiving consists of a classic: cinnamon rolls.

“My Thanksgiving tradition would be waking up very early, going downstairs to the living room with my family, and we would all watch the Thanksgiving Day parade while my parents would put the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in the oven.”

Madison and her family would then take a break from the parade to dig into the rolls. If you haven’t had these before, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give them a try. In fact, there are about 30 ways to make these bad boys, from cinnamon twists to cinnamon-apple coffee cake and even cinnamon roll butterflies.

Lastly, my grandfather has a tradition of making cornbread stuffing. My grandfather learned it from his mother, who was Ukrainian. This meal involves butter, chopped celery, and cornbread. You can find the full recipe here. It goes great alongside your turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans! A must for any Thanksgiving meal.

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