Friendsgiving Preparation

By Kendall Sharp [email protected]
Muffin picture

Kendall Sharp

Friendsgiving is a growing trend. People from all backgrounds can celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends before celebrating with their family. Finding recipes that everybody enjoys can be a struggle. Try the following recipes for an easy way to celebrate your Friendsgiving.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins 


– 1/2 cup canned pumpkin

– 1/2 cup milk

– 1 large egg

– 2 cups Bisquik baking mix

– 1/4 cup sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

– 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Pumpkin Spice’s Streusel Topping

– 1 tablespoon Bisquik baking mix

– 2 tablespoons sugar

– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

– 2 teaspoons butter


Step one: Combine pumpkin, milk and egg in a large bowl. Slowly add in your dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Scoop this mixture into 12 muffin cups. 

Step two: Mix together the streusel topping and sprinkle on top of the muffin mix.

Step three: Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins



Maple-Glazed Green Beans 


  • 3 cups of green beans
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 strips of bacon chopped 
  • ½ half of dried cranberries 
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup


Step one: Boil water in a pot until water is bubbling. Cut off the ends of green beans.

Step two: Cook clean green beans in water for 4 to 5 minutes.

Step three: In a large skillet, cook onion and bacon until the bacon is crisp, then drain the bacon grease. 

Step four: Mix in the cranberries, and syrup. 

Step five: Toss the cooked green beans in the mixture. 

Maple-Glazed Green Beans




Cheese Potato Casserole


  • 2 pounds diced hash browns
  • 1 stick margarine 
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream chicken soup
  • 1 pint of sour cream
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes


Step one: Mix all ingredients together except for the corn flakes. Spread the mix into a 9 x 13-inch glass pan.

Step two: Put the corn flakes in a zip lock bag and crush them into small crumbs. Sprinkle the corn flakes onto of the casserole. 

Step three: Bake this mix at 400 degrees for one hour. 



Sweet Potato Bites:



– 2 sweet potatoes 

– bag of marshmallows

– brown sugar 




Step one: Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into small one inch slices. 


Step two: Sprinkle slices with a pinch of brown sugar.


Step three: Top each slice with marshmallow(s).


Step four: Bake the slice on a cookie sheet for ten minutes at 400 degrees. 



Turkey Breast

The key to cooking a delicious turkey breast is to thaw your turkey breast for one to three days before cooking. Cooking times vary per the turkey breast’s weight. On average, turkey breasts can be cooked at 400 degrees for three hours.