Thanksgiving recipes you’ll love, straight from our Silver Spurs Club members!

Are y’all ready for Thanksgiving? Well, the Silver Spurs members are! Thanksgiving is a special holiday that symbolizes a coming together of original food and quality time with loved ones. Homemade right from the ladies of the Silver Spurs Club. On the blog, we’ll go over just a handful of our Spurs’ members Thanksgiving recipes that you can bring to your own table this holiday.


Basic Cheesecake by Clemie Jo Lamb - SIlver Spurs Rodeo

The first recipe is from Mrs. Clemie Jo Lamb! This lady makes some pretty great dishes, but this one will definitely hit the spot this Thanksgiving. The basic cheesecake is a great finish to any feast and… the best part is that you can throw your own twist on this recipe with some pumpkin spice and whip cream and not worry about ruining anyone’s appetite.

Basic Cheesecake by Clemie Jo Lamb

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 32 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Step one: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees so you can pop in your masterpiece right away.

Step two: Blend cream cheese with sugar at a low speed until well mixed.

Step three: Add eggs, one at a time into your mix.

Step four:  Pour in ½ cup whipping cream, adding in 2 tsp of lemon juice.

Step five: Spray or lightly grease a springform pan.

Step six: Pour your mix into the springform pan.

Step seven: Place your springform pan in a larger pan, filled with water halfway up the side of the springform pan.

Step eight: Bake your cheesecake for one hour, checking the cake periodically to make sure it doesn’t look too brown.

Step nine: Once your cheesecake is ready, take it out of the oven and cover it loosely with foil and place it in the refrigerator.


Heart of Palm Salad by Carolyn Kempfer - Silver Spurs Rodeo Fruit Salad

For every great meal, you have to warm up your palate with something light, but flavorful, so you don’t fill up too fast before the main course. This second recipe is a great starter for your Thanksgiving shindig that has been passed down through the years for many to enjoy and now… you can too!

Heart of Palm Salad by Carolyn Kempfer

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 (20-ounce) can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 (17-ounce) can fruit cocktail
  • 1 package miniature marshmallows
  • 1 small package of coconut
  • ¼ cup of pecan pieces
  • 4 apples
  • 1 heart of palm, fresh or canned

Step one: Drain pineapple and fruit cocktail.

Step two: After it has been drained, pat them with a paper towel to ensure they are completely dry.

Step three: Add in marshmallows, coconut and pecan pieces to your fruit cocktail.

Step four: Peel and core your apples, cutting them into bite-sized pieces.

Step five: Add your apple pieces to your mixture.

Step six: Cut the heart of palm into bite-sized pieces and add to salad.

Step seven: As you mix all your ingredients together, add just enough Kraft mayonnaise to moisten.*

*Carolyn insists you have to use Kraft mayonnaise as, “It won’t taste the same.” She also advised that you could add more fruit and nuts if you want to stretch the same recipe some.


Sour Cream Pound Cake by Edna Yates - Silver Spurs Club Pound Cake

After digging into turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and… whatever else might’ve joined your dinner table, you have to save room for this dessert. This sour cream pound cake is a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner!

Sour Cream Pound Cake by Edna Yates

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 cup butter or oleo
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs separated
  • ¼ tsp soda
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • ½ part of sour cream


Step one: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Step two: Cream butter and sugar thoroughly.

Step three: Add egg yolks one at a time into your butter and sugar mix.

Step four: In a separate bowl, add soda into your bowl of flour.

Step five: Add your sour cream to your bowl of flour.

Step six: In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until mixed well.

Step seven: Pour all of your ingredients together and mix until the batter is stiff.

Step eight: Grease and flour a large size tube pan.

Step nine: Pour mix into large size tube pan.

Step ten: Bake your pound cake for 1 ½ hours or until the cake has a nice brown crust on top.

Step eleven: Once your cake is done, let it stand for 15 minutes before taking it out of the pan.*

*The longer you keep it, the more moist it gets.


While every family has its own unique dishes, we hope that these recipes will join you at the table this holiday and see what southern cooking is all about! If you do make any of these dishes, make sure to share a photo of your creation to our Facebook or Twitter page so we can share it with our Silver Spurs members.