Cranberry & Pear Relish

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 […]

Butternut Squash Gratin

I’ve been searching for some new side dish recipes to try as possibilities for Thanksgiving. I wanted to do something non-traditional so I thought I would make something with butternut squash.  It’s sweet potato cousin gets lots of attention at Thanksgiving, but the butternut squash gets neglected a little bit. This squash gratin was savory […]

Soft Yeast Rolls

I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for Thanksgiving and I realized I’d done wheat rolls, but never just regular yeast rolls so I went in search of a recipe and came across this gem.  Mine didn’t quite rise as well as I would’ve liked, but I did make these in rainy weather […]

Classic Pecan Pie

So now that it’s November, it’s officially Holiday season!! Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet? We go to my mom’s and she makes most everything but I usually bring one or two dishes, but I have no idea what I’m bringing yet.  My mother-in-law always makes a fabulous pecan pie around the holidays […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

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 […]

Pecan Pie Bars

Last week we had a Thankgiving luncheon at work and I couldn’t figure out what to bring & lo & behold these pecan pie bars popped up in my inbox from Real Simple. These are divine! I mean I could eat the entire batch, I kid you not! So caramely & buttery. I am already […]

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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

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

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

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 […]