Mandy Moore shares tips on how to throw the best Friendsgiving and teases wedding plans

Mandy Moore is possibly living her best life yet. The actress has had tremendous success in the past year with her hit TV show, This is Us, has a killer group of close-knit girlfriends (the Streicher sisters and Minka Kelly, to name a few) and recently got engaged to Taylor Goldsmith, frontman to indie rock band Dawes. 

AOL recently sat down for a Friendsgiving lunch with Moore, presented by American Express Blue Cash Everyday, to talk about how to throw the best Friendsgiving and what we can expect on her big wedding day. 

"I started a couple of years ago," says Moore of Friendsgiving. "We’ve sort of bucked tradition and not done a formal Thanksgiving. We’ve incorporated our Thanksgiving into a Friendsgiving celebration so it’s more families there but there are a lot of friends as well.” 

The actress is gearing up to co-host Friendsgiving with her future mother-in-law and has a few signature dishes up her sleeve. 

"I like to do some sort of brussels sprouts situation," says Moore. "Last year I did a raw brussels sprouts salad that was pretty popular. But then I like to bring dessert as well because I have a gluten intolerance so I like to bring a gluten free option."

The actress reveals she's made a delicious paleo pumpkin pie recipe in the last couple of years created by one of her favorite food bloggers. "It's made with almond flour and is pretty easy," says Moore.

The actress is not only preparing for an epic Friendsgiving feast but is also starting to get ready to move into her new house with her fiance, Taylor Goldsmith. When asked what are some of the personal touches she'll have in her new home, she reveals the biggest thing she's looking forward to is the music. "I am the most excited about having a record player set. Music [in that sense] is what I'm most excited to have in my life again."

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of The Golden Globe Awards at Catch LA on November 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Mandy Moore arrives at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards 2017 on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Mandy Moore visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 9, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Mandy Moore (L) and actor Milo Ventimiglia arrive at NBCUniversal's Press Junket at Beauty & Essex on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz arrive at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at a private residence on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore, shoe detail, attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Mandy Moore attends Prada Presents 'Past Forward' by David O. Russell premiere at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 15: Mandy Moore and Matthew Broderick chat with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Mandy Moore attends the Holiday Of The Heart Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 7, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actress Mandy Moore attends the NBC and Vanity Fair toast to the 2016-2017 TV season at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Nile Rodgers and Mandy Moore -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Mandy Moore is seen on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer/ actress Mandy Moore attends the Hearst launch of HearstLive, a multimedia news installation, at Hearst Tower on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchors Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford with Mandy Moore on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Mandy Moore arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Mandy Moore attends The screening of NBC 'This Is Us' at The Tenth Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews presented by The Paley Center For Media, in Beverly Hills, California, on September 13, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0530 -- Pictured: Actress Mandy Moore during an interview on September 9, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'The Game Plan' Episode 105 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Mandy Moore arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Pool' Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Lonnie Chavis as 8 year old Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: Mandy Moore attends the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour on August 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour, August 2, 2016 -- Party at BOA Steakhouse -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, 'This is Us' -- (Photo by: Mark Davis/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 26: Actress Mandy Moore arrives for The Red Nose Day Special On NBC at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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Moore's friends recently threw the actress a brunch party to celebrate her engagement to the musician despite her hesitation but reveals she was very grateful they didn't listen to her.

"It ended up being a casual brunch with our closest girlfriends and my most favorite part was … we went around and the women, my friends that are married, gave their advice about what marriage means to them. To gather this specific group of women, some who knew each other, some who didn’t, and to be able to be vulnerable and share those stories ... it was really beautiful."

As for any details on her future wedding?

"I haven’t started thinking about any of that stuff yet, we have just started getting into it," says Moore. "It's going to be quiet and private -- and then it’ll happen and then you’ll find out about it."

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