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Thanksgiving

  • Fall cocktail

    13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

    Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail?  If not, you might find some inspiration below.  I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as…

  • Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

  • hands making pie dough on a dark ground

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies!

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll around!…

  • A bowl of Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ~ tender Brussels sprouts roasted in maple syrup and a little bacon grease (sorry not sorry,) topped with lots of crispy bacon bits ~ nobody, but nobody,…

  • Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle with two spoons

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle ~ if you put nothing down on the dinner table but this light and fluffy, sweet and crunchy casserole I wouldn’t feel slighted in the least.  As…

  • How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board

    How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board ~ an easy meat and cheese platter is ideal for the busy holiday season. ~ it’s quick to throw together, looks stunning, feeds 2…

  • Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

    Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for…

  • What to Make Now: Baked Brie

    What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented.  If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey…

  • What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

    What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got…

  • What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies

    What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies ~ here’s what I consider to be the best Thanksgiving pies for you to drool and dream over…but don’t dream too long, because time flies…

  • No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream

    No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream ~ this easy seasonal no churn homemade ice cream is a refreshing option for holiday pies and takes à la mode to a whole new level!…

  • French Potato and Onion Gratin

    French Potato and Onion Gratin ~ this quintessential fall side dish of potatoes and onions cooked up in a simple cheesy cream sauce is easy enough for a family dinner, but…

  • Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

    Pumpkin Spice Biscuits ~ the stuff pumpkin lovers’ dreams are made of…tall, golden, flaky biscuits enriched with pumpkin puree and a hint of Fall spices.  Pair ’em with every soup and…

  • Fresh Cranberry Scones with white chocolate chips and a vanilla bean glaze ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

    Chilly morning?  Cozy up with these Fresh Cranberry Scones ~ they’re moist and flaky, loaded with lots of tart cranberries, and a touch of white chocolate ~ all topped with a…

  • Buttered Rutabaga ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Delicious Buttered Rutabagas

    Buttered Rutabagas were a staple on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up and I’m revisiting them today ~ these delicious pale orange turnips are misunderstood and probably the most…

  • Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Braised Red Cabbage

    I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on…

  • 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

    This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the…

  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with mini marshmallows are a fun side dish for any day of the week

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are topped with mini marshmallows for an ooey gooey delicious fall and holiday side dish.  This recipe brings out the kid in everyone!…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Perfect Gravy Without the Bird

    Perfect Gravy Without the Bird ~ this is an amazing hack for making gravy without any drippings, so no need for a bird or a roast in the oven.  With this…

  • Harvest Kale Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing

    Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Allspice Dressing because salad love doesn’t stop when the calendar switches over to fall…this healthy and colorful salad is perfect for the holidays!…

  • Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy!…

  • Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is an easy homemade ice cream recipe that tastes just like a slice of your favorite pumpkin pie!…

  • White Turkey Chili

    Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili

    Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili is a luscious creamy white chili that gets raves every time ~ best of all, the slow cooker does all the work and you get all…

  • Honey Roasted Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips

    Honeyed Parsnips ~ If you need a last minute side dish that your dinner guests won’t have had before, try these honeyed parsnips.  Parsnips are the sweeter and creamier version of…

  • Healthy Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

    Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts

    Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts is the perfect fall and holiday salad, it’s healthy and bursting with colorful fruits and nuts in every bite.  Use it as a side…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

  • Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

    Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

    My healthy Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! This comforting vegetable soup is full of vitamins and antioxidants to get you through the…

  • Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples ~ I love vintage recipes, they’re a great way to shake things up in the kitchen because they come to you complete with a whole different…

  • Easy Homemade Gifts for the Host

    I know some of you are hosting the big meal tomorrow, but since there is only one host at any given Thanksgiving table, chances are many of you are going to…

  • Provençal Style Stuffed Onions

    Provençal Style Stuffed Onions are a wonderfully elegant and easy French inspired side dish that goes from holiday feasts to everyday meals. Onions are the workhorses of the kitchen and the…

  • Pumpkin Pot de Creme in vintage punch glasses with whipped cream

    Pumpkin Pot de Crème

    Pumpkin Pot de Crème ~ these lovely pumpkin custards are silky and perfectly spiced ~ they’re a welcome light dessert after a heavy holiday meal.  Who needs pumpkin pie? …

  • Pumpkin Spice Butter (from scratch)

    Pumpkin Spice Butter (from scratch) ~ a homemade sweet creamery butter with pumpkin and a hint of spice ~ your biscuits won’t know what hit ’em!…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    Pumpkin Cornbread

    Pumpkin Cornbread ~ if you haven’t tried it, this should be your first baking project this fall.  It’s the perfect side dish for soups, stews, and chilis, and it’s a must…

  • Indian Style Saffron Rice

    Indian Style Saffron Rice ~ this naturally gluten free basmati pilaf gets its golden color from saffron and turmeric, and lots of flavor and texture from pistachios, mustard seeds and coriander…

  • Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake ~ this mile high, super creamy cheesecake is a spectacular way to end a holiday meal!   What better recipe to make in honor of the diva…

  • Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam is one of these recipes you just have to try to understand.  If you’re a fan of hot pepper jelly, this is for you ~ the tart…

  • Brussels sprouts in a casserole for Brussels Sprout Gratin

    Brussels Sprout Gratin

    Brussels Sprout Gratin ~There are so many heavy hitter ingredients in this comforting side dish, it’s bound to be great.  The Gruyere cheese, Marsala wine, bacon, shallots, heavy cream and fresh…