Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving to me feels like more of a season than just one day. It’s the colors, aromas, and flavors of fall – nutmeg, squash, cinnamon, pumpkin…a fresh batch of the new vegetables that are in season. It’s fun to try new things and savor our favorites as we remain thankful for a special time to share a festive meal with those at our table.

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Nonna’s Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken pot pie is everything you need on a cold day – warm flakey dough tears open to reveal soft shreds of chicken and tasty vegetables in creamy-like broth. Each bite is soulful, and warms you up from the inside out. Because I’m a firm believer that no one should have to share delicious pot pies, I always make individual portions – plus they make great appetizers too.

Autumn Salad

This salad brings together fall flavors and textures with the apples, nuts, honey and apple cider vinegar. Serve at your next gathering as the weather cools, or with dinner for an extra crunch and vitamin C enriched addition to your meal.

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Vegetable Crudités

I often put out a large veggie platter when entertaining. It’s something for guests to munch on while they wait for everyone to arrive and dinner to be served. Some ideas for easy assembly: broccolini, mini zucchini & squash, endive leaves, colorful baby carrots, sliced seasonal peppers, and grape tomatoes. Bonus if you add one or two dips.

Classic Stuffing with Herbs

I get so excited that you can literally turn leftover bread into a delicious, warm side dish. There is just something about stuffing that’s soul foodie. In this recipe, there is a little bit of crunch from the apple and celery, and the extra flavors from the fresh herbs. Toss it all together and bake for about 40 minutes, while the aroma fills your home.

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Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Soft, creamy, and non dairy – these mashed potatoes get an extra zing with garlic infused olive oil and fresh thyme. A perfect side dish on any day of the week, this is a happy favorite.

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Baked String Beans with Shallots

String beans are so universal. They go with almost any meal, and have the ability to be easy and delicious. When I want them to be extra yummy, I don’t steam or sauté. Instead, I make this throw-it-in-the-oven recipe. The caramelized shallots and spices make this a delicious (and quick) go-to side.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

Yes, you can do it!

Mini Pumpkin Pie

What’s better than pumpkin pie? Individual pumpkin pies! Enjoy these vegan, and gluten free pumpkin pies this fall. 

Chocolate Pastry Bites

Hello delicious 2 ingredient dessert! I cannot get over how simply and quick these chocolate bites come together. Exciting for kids and adults, I love how these little “packages” look on a plate, but free to get creative and make your own little shapes.

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