Still struggling with your Thanksgiving menu? Are you a slacker like myself who hasn't even begun to clean the house or grocery shop yet? Waiting til the last minute to have a major panic attack? Well, sit some wine (or a shot of tequila, I don't judge) and take a look at these delicious options from around the web. Maybe they will inspire you and a some classics from the PtS kitchen as well.

Thanksgiving Recipes!


Stuffed Mushrooms - Brown Eyed Baker 

Reuben Dip - Simply Gourmet

Olive Garden Copycat Spinach Dip 

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites - Table for Two 


Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad - The Skinny Chick Can Bake 

Roasted Cauliflower - Closet Cooking 

Green Bean Casserole 

Green Bean Casserole - How Sweet It Is 

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean Casserole 

 Mashed Potatoes - Picture Perfect Meals 

Lightened Up Three Cheese Macaroni 

Whipped Sweet Potatoes - Rikki Snyder Photography 

Smokey Corn with Bacon - Foodie Crush

Corn Chowder Mac and Cheese 

Stuffing Muffins - A Spicy Perspective 

Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

Cranberry Sauce - Liv Life 

Crescent Rolls - Fake Ginger  

 Scoop and Bake Dinner Rolls 


Rustic Pear Tart

Cranberry-Cherry Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Brown Butter Pecan Tart 

And is there a better tool to have at your disposal on Thanksgiving than a good knife? Simple answer. No.

The kind people at New West KnifeWorks sent me a shiny new Petty Utility Knife Fusionwood 2.0 to test out in my own kitchen. I have only had it a few days, but darned if it isn't currently the sharpest blade in my kitchen. Trust me, I was almost dumb enough to go all Sleeping Beauty on it. This little knife chops through tomatoes and apples so smoothly (tomato skins annoy the heck out of me!) and makes quick work out of carrots and celery. The rainbow colors make it stand out against my other knives and is beautiful as a display pieces for cheeseboards (make your guests sign a disclaimer before letting them use it. No lawsuits here). On top of beautiful design, New West knives are all 100% made in America, in Wyoming, out of fushionwood and CPM S35VN Steel. Not to mention these super sharp bad boys come with an adorable leather cover and a lifetime warranty.

Enter to win a New West KnifeWorks Petty Utility Knife 

Go check out the New West KnifeWorks Facebook page and give their new page a little like love. Pop back on over here and let me know you did. 

Earn Extra Points by doing the following:

Leave an additional comment and link to each of your entries below. Winner will be picked at random. 

Entries accepted through November 24th at Midnight EST. Winner will be contacted on 11/29/12.

 Also, check out the killer Holiday Knife Giveaway New West has going on over at their facebook page. Might as well enter to win something there too!


  1. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I liked their page - I always love the colors of their knives, so fun and pretty. As for Thanksgiving, thankfully I am traveling for the holiday, but I still want to bring something. But it has to survive a 10 hour drive.

  2. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I like you on Facebook

  3. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  4. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    Oo I don't have a mini chopper, that would be a super great knife to own

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I follow West Knives on Twitter

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed

  7. I liked west knives on Facebook!

  8. Mike Wascher says:

    I'm following Pass the Sushi on Facebook

  9. Mike Wascher says:

    I joined the Email Subscription

  10. Mike Wascher says:

    I'm subscribed to your RSS Feed

  11. Mike Wascher says:

    Let me know which knife looks most needed in your kitchen: I really need a bread knife, a BIG one. I hate gloppy, gooey, mass-produced bread. I hate pre-sliced bread, I want my bread as fresh as possible. The bread knife I have is long, cuts well, but is so wide & aggressivly serated that it produces an amazing quantity of crumbs with every slice.

    Oops ... I duplicated the "Subscribing to my RSS Feed" ... no way to delete?! I'm NOT trying to cheat. Really!

  12. I like you on Facebook

  13. I follow you on twitter!

  14. I checked out New West Knifeworks on Facebook and Liked them (Aneesa Bint Lewis).

  15. I Liked Pass the Sushi on Facebook (Aneesa Bint Lewis).

  16. I definitely need the Santoku Chef Knife in my life!

  17. I subscribed (aneesa824 [at] yahoo [dot] com).

  18. I follow Pass the Sushi on twitter (@AneesaLewis1)

  19. I follow New West Knifeworks on Twitter (@AneesaLewis1).

  20. I added you to my Google Feed (Ummu Adillah).

  21. I liked their facebook page! I've never heard of these knives, but oh my goodness, are they gorgeous!

  22. As for the general flattery...Your website is the coolest, awesomest, bestest foodie cyber spot in the world. If you pick me, I will feed your inner fat kid with cookies and pies and cakes and muffins and any other delicious goodies you so desire!

  23. I've liked you on Facebook -- Shari Long

  24. I really need a good paring knife.

  25. I'm following you on Twitter -- @sharinlilbit

  26. I'm following New West Knifeworks on Twitter -- @sharinlilbit

  27. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

  28. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I'm so not ready, but these are so great ideas!

  29. I think the utility knife would be a nice one to have b/c it's so versatile!

  30. Now I'm an email subscriber!

  31. I actually subscribed to you before I even saw the giveaway! I like how you can see a picture of every recipe in one spot!

  32. Malerie C. says:

    I like them on FB

  33. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    Now that's a knife. I visited the New West KnifeWorks Facebook page and liked them.

  34. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    I follow Pass the Sushi on Facebook.

  35. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    Honestly I think that the 7 piece knifeset in the teak knifeblock looks the most needed, but Santa said I would have to settle for the Santoku Chef Knife. I am a little miffed since I know I've been good this year 😉

  36. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    I am subscribed to your emails.

  37. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    I follow Pass the Sushi on Twitter.

  38. Those Fusionwood Santoku knives look awesome!

  39. I signed up for email updates too.

  40. I liked New West KnifeWorks Facebook page

  41. I Follow Pass the Sushi on Facebook

  42. I subscribe to your Emails

  43. Honestly, I need all of them 🙂 We currently have 3 small knives from Ikea and one big one from...wait for it....a dollar store. We traveled for most of the year for a long time, so we're just now getting settled and getting to buying normal household things. Knives are top of the list.

  44. The aesthetics of this knife made me stop what I was doing...and has me clicking like a maniac on photos, facebook, twitter, pinterest...well, you know. Seriously, beautiful....Oh...and yes...I did like them on facebook.

    1. I almost forgot about the flattery and bribes! Sorry! 😀 Truly, I was linked to your site in an interest to learn more about the knives, but it really is beautiful. In fact, I kept searching around to try to figure out what webhost you use. I've just been testing out the "food blog" waters and have decided to get serious and do this. Love the design and graphics. I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Great to have found you!

  45. Kate@Diethood says:

    I appreciate this menu! Thank you!! I'll take the knives, too! 🙂
    I liked New West on FB!

  46. Kate@Diethood says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  47. I like New West KnifeWorks on FB.

  48. I love the Santoku Chef Knife in Flamenco! Such a pretty color!

  49. I follow you on Twitter.

  50. I need a utility knife real bad!

  51. I am an email subscriber.

  52. following @newwestknives on twitter!

  53. following @passthesushi on twitter!

  54. i love every beautiful new west knife, but if i could have any, i would LOVE to have their hunter's knife

    i spend a lot of time outside and will be learning to hunt this summer. it is hunting season this weekend where i live in the ozarks.

    if i had a multipurpose knife like this, i would use it for preparing meat in my own kitchen, and then bring it up to my friend's house in the woods in north-central michigan so i can learn to prepare a deer with the proper tools.

    i would use this knife constantly. i have only one decent-quality knife - a tiny little fixed-blade 3in benchmade - and i use it CONSTANTLY. i harvest edible and medicinal plants from the woods, cut woody stems on delicious hen-of-the-woods and chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms, and honestly (being a 120lb female) find i just feel safer and better equipped to deal with life with it in my pocket.

    i'd love to have a slightly larger multipurpose knife to use in my kitchen, out and about in the woods, or for whatever comes up!

    these new west knives are gorgeous and look so well-crafted! <3

  55. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    You know, I just finalized my Thanksgiving menu but I'm totally saving this post for next year's Thanksgiving! Thanks for the awesome giveaway - I just became a fan of their FB page. I could definitely use a new knife!

  56. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Already liked you on Facebook

  57. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    And of course I'm following you on Twitter

  58. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Oh and I just made some cranberry sauce cheesecake brownies - I'd love to offer you some in return for this giveaway 🙂

  59. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I heart sharp knives. Long time,

  60. I like New West Knifeworks Quality Chef Knives on Facebook (Elena Istomina)

  61. I need the Santoku Chef Knife

  62. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    gave their page a little like love! 🙂 hehe

  63. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    liked passthesushi on fb!

  64. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    i follow pass the sushi on twitter!

  65. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    i'm subscribed to your RSS feed!

  66. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    my kitchen needs a Serrated Deli Utility Knife Fusionwood 2.0!

  67. I'd love the super bread knife

  68. I liked New West Knifeworks on Facebook

  69. I need a Superbread Fusionwood 2.0 in my kitchen!

  70. I like Pass the Sushi on Facebook

  71. I liked New West Knifeworks on Facebook

  72. Heather O'Brien says:

    love new west knifeworks on fb

  73. Heather O'Brien says:

    pinned this!

  74. Heather O'Brien says:

    the santoku is beautiful

  75. Drena Paulson says:

    I liked you both on Facebook. I also signed up for an email subscription..
    The knife I would like is serrated.

  76. I now follow New West Knifeworks on Facebook

  77. I follow PasstheSushi on Facebook

  78. I really need the Utility knife

  79. I follow @passthesushi

  80. The knives really are beautiful, I think I would have liked the page even without the giveaway but with it? You bet I liked it 🙂 Now to keep my fingers crossed. Would love a good paring knife

  81. We need the Superbread Fusionwood 2.0

  82. I've liked New West Knifeworks on Facebook.

  83. I've liked you on Facebook!

  84. I'd love their 8inch Fusionwood 2.0 Chef knife. Gorgeous, and I've been looking for one REALLY GOOD knife!

  85. Lia Simpson says:

    I like New Wes KnifeWorks on Facebook.

  86. Lia Simpson says:

    I like Pass the Sushi on Facebook.

  87. Lia Simpson says:

    I followed New West KnifeWorks on twitter @liasim

  88. Lia Simpson says:

    I follow Pass the Sushi on twitter @liasim

  89. Lia Simpson says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway @liasim

  90. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says:

    Liked New West Knives on FB

  91. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says:

    Follow Pass the Sushi on FB

  92. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says:

    Follow you on Twitter

  93. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says:

    Follow New West Knives on Twitter

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