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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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Cathey on 11.22.2014

We’ve been eating so much cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts lately, thanks to the husband stopping at the local farm stands in Eastern Long Island. I’m cutting them out completely from the menu this year. Also my son asked to cut the carrots and string beans this year and asked for my roasted fennel. So were left with garlic mashed potato, sweet potato packages, stuffed mushrooms, roasted fennel, stuffing and gravy. Dessert – apple crisp, rice pudding and gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Happy Thanksgiving all, enjoy your time with the family.

AngAK on 11.21.2014

my favorite holiday cocktail:

Scarlett O’Hara

2 ounces Southern Comfort
Dash of lime juice
Cranberry juice
Lime wedge for garnish

1.Pour the Southern Comfort and lime juice into a collins or old fashioned glass filled with ice.
2.Fill with cranberry juice.
3.Garnish with a lime wedge.

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C. L. ( Cheryl ) "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser on 11.21.2014

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

lena on 11.21.2014

Oh how plumpcious!
We do the usual turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls and pumpkin pie. Nothing fancy, only deliciousness. My mother is an excellent cook. I might add something new for dessert though. Happy Thanksgiving!