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Thanksgiving Sides and More!

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So how’s your Thanksgiving meal planning going? Have you already been grocery shopping, or are you saving it for the weekend? Do you have pie crust dough in the freezer? How about writing down your cooking schedule?

We know you probably have the big stuff figured out, but we’re of the opinion that there’s always room for an extra side, appetizer, salad or dessert. Oh, and don’t forget a fun cocktail! Whether you’re doing it all yourself or sharing the work with family and friends, we thought we could help tie up some loose ends with these straightforward, delicious recipes from our fabulous members.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

You know everyone’s coming hungry, so give ‘em something creamy and satisfying to munch. Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ricotta is just that. Make the red pepper mixture and crostini in advance for easy assembly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

It’s always fun to be greeted with a cocktail! This one has bourbon, maple syrup, lemon and thyme to get the party started.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

Healthy things are allowed, too! This Spinach, Arugula, Almond and Pomegranate Salad is fresh, light and colorful.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

How cute are these Individual Sweet Potato Boats? Nice little serving vessels, and we love what’s inside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

A lighter, fresher green bean dish. No oven time required for Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Pecans!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

If you were ever to decide to take a break from regular mashed potatoes, this would be a pretty stellar alternative. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Pancetta. Yum, right?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

There are plenty of smooth, creamy foods on the table, so it’s always nice to introduce more texture. With spinach and cranberries, this Butternut Squash Wild Rice covers a lot of bases.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

We can’t let you go without a little more bourbon. These low-fuss Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots cook up easily on the stovetop.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Thanksgiving Sides and More!

Pie is the default dessert of Thanksgiving, but it’s great to mix it up with another option, like this Apple Cake. Gorgeous!

 
We hope you all enjoy great food and togetherness this Thanksgiving. We are truly thankful for the great community that is Tasty Kitchen. You all make it what it is. Happy cooking!

 
 

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Looks Delicious! Apple Fritter Rings

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Apple Fritter Rings, submitted by TK member Nora Rusev of Savory Nothings)

It’s cold just about everywhere this week! This may or may not mean a Saturday morning spent hibernating and sipping hot beverages. If you’re staying cozy and looking to whip up a fall treat, check out these Apple Fritter Rings from TK member Nora Rusev of Savory Nothings. Sliced apple rings get dipped in batter, fried until golden and puffy and tossed in cinnamon-sugar. So clever and delicious! We can’t wait to try these.

Enjoy the weekend and stay warm, everybody!

 

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Happy Halloween and Creepy Crawler Spiders

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Halloween Creepy Crawler Spiders, submitted by Nancy of Coupon Clipping Cook)

 
Tomorrow’s the big day! Are we ready for some costumes, candy and scary fun? Are you heading to a Halloween party or hosting your own? These Creepy Crawler Spiders from TK member Nancy would be a perfect spooky treat. With just a few easy steps, they’d be fun to make with the kids, too. You’re just a couple bags of melted chocolate chips and some candy eyeballs away from these tasty creatures.

We hope you have a safe, fun and delicious Halloween whether you’re trick-or-treating, screaming your way through a haunted house, or staying cozy inside with some cider and a basket of candy by the door.

 

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Looks Delicious! Pumpkin Tiramisu

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Pumpkin Tiramisu, submitted by TK member Christina of Dessert for Two)

Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year, as we all can’t help but notice. I tend to get a little bit overloaded with pumpkin recipes before I’ve even had a chance to make very many. I’m always looking for fresh, new things to do with pumpkin, and this Pumpkin Tiramisu from TK member Tina of Dessert for Two stopped me in my tracks. You can’t go wrong with tiramisu, and pumpkin mascarpone sounds like just about the best concoction I’ve heard of all week. It’s an easy recipe, too. Just needs to chill for a few hours.

Hope you’re doing some good baking and cooking with pumpkin. Enjoy something sweet this weekend. You deserve it!

 

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Looks Delicious: Sausage Breakfast Bagel Strata

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This target="_blank">Sausage Breakfast Bagel Strata from our wonderful member Justine would be great for company and can be assembled the night before. I love the idea of a breakfast strata made with bagels. Looks…

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Back to School Granola Bites and a Lunch Box Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

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School is starting! How is that possible? It's sad to say good-bye to summer, but most of us actually welcome the return to school and a little more routine in our lives. We also start off the year with good intentions for lunch packing organization. We want to keep it interesting but also pack food the kids will actually eat!

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Anniversary Giveaway #5: KitchenAid Mixer (Winner Announced!)

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Happy Friday, friends! Welcome to day five of our 5th anniversary giveaway week! We love our Tasty Kitchen community and want to say thanks for, well, being you! We just had to end the week with one of our favorite kitchen appliances, the KitchenAid Mixer. Oh, how we love these babies. We couldn't live without ours, and we want to share the mixer love today.

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Anniversary Giveaway #4: Food Processor (Winner Announced!)

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It's our fifth anniversary, and to say thank you to our wonderful community, we're doing giveaways all week. Today, we have a Cuisinart Food Processor for you. It's the powerhouse of the kitchen and can make life so much easier. Once you use one, you can never go back! Here are some great recipe ideas that use a food processor. The possibilities are endless!