Sweet Potato Biscuits

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I have been wanting to make sweet potato biscuits for quite some time and when I saw a facebook friend share a recipe for them, I decided now was the time to try them. I am so very glad that I did! These were amazing!! So moist and flaky and tender, everything a biscuit should […]

Cranberry & Pear Relish

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Need a last minute addition to your Thanksgiving table? This is a great addition and so much better than the cranberry sauce out of a can.  Which if you can believe it, my husband is absolutely in love with the canned, he says it’s his favorite part of Thanksgiving! I’ve tried and tried to break […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

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This weekend I realized we had yet to have my in-laws over for dinner at our new house.  So I quickly remedied that and also decided to make a couple of great things to share with you guys for Thanksgiving ideas.  This sweet potato casserole is my mom’s recipe that she makes every year at […]

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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When planning the healthier thanksgiving dinner, I looked back in my google reader and came across these whole wheat dinner rolls on Cate’s World Kitchen. I thought they sounded perfect because they use white whole wheat flour so they wouldn’t be so wheaty. The flavor was great & not too heavy. They actually remind me […]

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole

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I absolutely love my mom’s sweet potato casserole. It is so decadent and comforting, but it’s loaded with lots of butter and calories! So I thought I would try to make a version that was a bit lighter and better for you while still remaining delicious. I got inspiration from Cooking Light & All Recipes […]

Green Beans with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette

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These green beans that I found on Real Simple are amazing! They taste better and better with every bite. They have a wonderful acidic, yet slightly sweet flavor and they went great with the turkey. This would be a great addition to any meal and it is really easy and quick to make. You can […]

Turkey Roulade with Apple Cider Gravy

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Here is the first installment in my Have a Healthier Thanksgiving menu. The turkey is always the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving. I actually tend to prefer dark meat because it is moist & juicy, but know that isn’t the healthiest choice. I wanted to make sure I found a turkey alternative that would still dazzle […]

Have a Healthier Thanksgiving

I know the holidays are the time to indulge for most, but I decided to prepare a healthier menu in case any of you want to have lighter fare at your Thanksgiving table. Or you may want to just have one or two healthy options to balance out the richer dishes. All of these dishes […]

Breakfast Pull Apart Bread

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This is another recipe from my mom. It is very similar to Monkey Bread, but I think it’s much better. We have this every Christmas morning and I look forward to it all year. It is just melt in your mouth delicious! We nibble on the leftovers all day long. Well, until lunch and then […]

Pioneer Woman’s Fresh Corn & Wild Rice Casserole

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I never knew trying to find wild rice would be such a challenge. I finally found what I was looking for in the fourth store that I tried! I had some fresh corn that I had blanched and frozen in the summer, and thought this would be the perfect dish to use it in. I […]

Creamed Spinach Gratin

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I have to be honest, I was not 100% sold on making this. I’ve not been a huge spinach fan in the past, but I love spinach dip, so I thought I would give this a try. I wanted to have an alternative to the traditional broccoli or green beans at Thanksgiving, so when I […]

Thanksgiving & Maple Glazed Turkey

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My first time hosting Thanksigiving was a huge success!! Everything turned out wonderfully and was done on time. So onto the recipes. Maybe I should call this the Real Simple Pioneer Woman’s Thanksgiving. It seems several of my recipes come from both Real Simple and Pioneer Woman. I didn’t do that on purpose, it just […]

Cranberry Sauce

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I found this super simple recipe for cranberry sauce on Real Simple’s website when searching for Thanksgiving recipes. It is so good! Much better than the sauce in a can. I can’t believe I’ve never tried to make my own before now! I’m sure I will continue to make this year after year. Cranberry Sauce […]