Happy Thanksgiving, Mary Heitmeyer Style!

Onion Dip from Scratch by Alton BrownThanksgiving is just around the corner! Unfortunately, during this holiday some homeowners misuse their garbage disposals, assuming they can put anything down the drain. Don’t let that kind of thinking ruin your day with friends and family. Clogged drains are a major inconvenience and garbage disposal repairs can be costly.

Join Steve and guest co-host Brian Molineaux from Loss Consultants LLC. as they welcome Richard Martin from Currey Plumbing. Martin shares some valuable tips on how to prevent slow or clogged drains, and more.

Interior designer Janice Brewster from First Impressions Interior Design also joins us to give us some great holiday decoration ideas.

Finally, Mary Heitmeyer from Chef DuJour shares some amazing holiday recipes that will have your guests clamoring around the appetizer table on Thanksgiving.

Onion Dip from Scratch

Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield: 1 batch
Level: Easy

In minutes, mix up a delicious classic onion dip from scratch.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups diced onions
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Watch how to make this recipe.
In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Total Time: 2 hr 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 2 hr
Yield: 36 crackers
Level: Easy

1 sleeve country club-style crackers
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 pound thinly sliced bacon

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Lay the crackers face up on a large rack over a baking sheet (or broiler pan). Scoop about 1 teaspoon of the grated Parmesan onto each cracker. Cut the package of bacon in half (or cut pieces individually) and carefully, so the cheese doesn’t fall off, wrap each cheese covered cracker with one half piece of bacon, completely covering the cracker. It should fit snugly around the cracker, but not be pulled too taut. Place the bacon-wrapped crackers onto the rack. Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 2 hours. Serve immediately or at room temperature!

Cook’s Note: Can also use brown sugar or blue cheese instead of Parmesan!

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond