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Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Wild Rice Stuffing

No Comments | Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

As you plan your Thanksgiving spread, consider a little twist on the classic stuffing side dish.  This “Wild Rice Stuffing” is a hearty yet elegant accompaniment to your holiday meal! 

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Turkey Gravy

No Comments | Written on November 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have a Thanksgiving confession…

I’ve really never been much of a “gravy person.”  Weird, right?

Well, after making this recipe, I am now officially a gravy convert.  I am completely obsessed with this “Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage!”

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Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

No Comments | Written on November 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It’s not too early to start your Thanksgiving meal planning, or even to start preparing the meal!  I love making a homemade cranberry sauce in advance of the big day.  There’s no need to pop open a can when it is so easy to make this “Balsamic Cranberry Sauce” now and have it ready to serve on Thanksgiving.

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Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

No Comments | Written on October 19, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ok, I know it might seem like it is too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving menus, but you can actually do all the prep work for this side dish today and then just fix it and forget it on turkey day!

First, check out this post on preparing and freezing crock pot dishes in advance.  Then get excited, because you get to enjoy these incredibly easy and delicious “Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes” on Thanksgiving day!

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Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

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The other night I was preparing fish for dinner and wanted to find just the right side dish to complement the delicate main dish without overpowering.  This “Mediterranean Rice Pilaf” was exactly what I was looking for!

It starts with basmati rice, toasted with turmeric to give the dish that alluring golden hue.  Dried currants are included for a subtle sweetness and slivered almonds finish off the dish for crunch.

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Sicilian Cauliflower Antipasti

No Comments | Written on January 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Let’s kick off 2014 on the right foot!

This easy (and healthy!) recipe is a wonderful side dish when served warm, and also is a fantastic addition to an antipasti spread when served at room temperature.

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How to Make Potatoes Anna

1 Comment | Written on December 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This classic French dish sounds and looks fancy, but it is incredibly easy to make!

Truthfully, you almost don’t need a recipe to create this potato side dish.  I love to serve this version with my “Perfect Beef Tenderloin.


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Cranberry, Sage and Squash Soup

No Comments | Written on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This seasonal soup is an elegant way to begin your Thanksgiving meal.  It is incredibly easy to prepare and is sure to excite your tastebuds for the meal to come!

My version uses butternut squash, but you can feel free to use your favorite winter squash.  Pumpkin, acorn squash, or even sweet potatoes are all delicious alternatives.  The soup is topped with dried cranberries and fresh sage leaves.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

4 Comments | Written on November 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

If you are looking for one final side dish to add to your Thanksgiving lineup, this is it!  In fact, it is our winner in the “Best Side Dish Ever” contest.   Congratulations to “lucy131313” for her “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet and Savory Bacon Vinaigrette!”

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Mashed Potatoes 6 Ways

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Thanksgiving is just over a week away and our celebration of “Mashed Potato Month” has concluded!  You now have six different varieties of this iconic side dish to choose from next Thursday.

Which one will you pick?  Or will you get creative and invent your own?   Tell us!

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