Category: Thanksgiving

Recipes for Thanksgiving

Greek Vinaigrette

Greek Vinaigrette

Easy to make & so much healthier than store bought salad dressing, having no additives or preservatives. Makes a delicious marinade as well!

Yield: About 1 cup

Taste of Autumn Squash

Taste of Autumn Squash

This is one of my favorite, super healthy side dishes during the Fall & holiday season. Everybody loves this & always asks if I'll be making it at Thanksgiving. I've also served this alone as a fabulous & satisfying dish for lunch or a light dinner.

Serves: 2 to 4 as a side dish / 2 for lunch or light dinner

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

One evening while I was eating Mashed Potatoes alongside some Roasted Cauliflower, the taste of the two married together was so delicious I just had to create a recipe for it. This combination brings a whole new level of flavor & nutrients to Mashed Potatoes. It's also a clever way to sneak precious veggies into your kid's diet. They can't see the cauliflower & so they'll devour this just as though they were eating regular Mashed Potatoes!

Yield: Approximately 12 - 1 cup servings

Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes

Without a doubt, the tastiest & healthiest way to cook mashed potatoes. Give this a try & you may never go back to cooking mashed potatoes any other way! For a real treat, make my Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (see recipe in the Potatoes category) which brings a whole new level of flavor & even more nutrients to mashed potatoes.

Yield: Approximately 10 - 1 cup servings

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Think cauliflower is tasteless & boring? Not anymore! When you roast cauliflower, it brings out it's wonderful nutty flavor. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. A true superfood you'll want to add to your diet on a regular basis.

Serves: 3 to 4

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Ring in the Fall season with this colorful, delicious, hearty dish alongside a nice steak, lamb chops or chicken. You could also serve this as a vegetarian meal.

Serves: 4

Roasted Lemon Potatoes

Roasted Lemon Potatoes

These potatoes are so delicious & easy to make. They compliment so many different dishes, especially seafood & steak. I love making a batch or two & freezing them in portions, so I always have some on hand ready to defrost & reheat when needed.

Serves: 5 - 8

Holiday Fruit Side Dish

Holiday Fruit Side Dish

This delicious, comforting, healthy side dish is a welcome addition to any holiday meal. It's so easy to prepare & so yummy, that you'll want to serve it all year round. I created this dish in the early 1970's when I cooked my very first Thanksgiving meal & I've been serving it ever since. No matter who I invited over for the holidays, they always asked me if I was going to serve this, and of course I said yes!

Serves 6 to 8

Creamy Dreamy Herb Dressing

Creamy Dreamy Herb Dressing

Relatively low in calories compared to traditional creamy style dressings, you'll want to add this to your salad dressing rotation for sure!

Yield: 3/4 cup

Asparagus Amandine

Asparagus Amandine

Amandine (pronounced "ah-mahn-DEEN") refers to a dish that is served garnished with sliced or slivered almonds. Trout, green beans & asparagus are frequently prepared in the amandine style. This recipe is so delish & is a great pairing with many foods such as fish, chicken & steak. It's very easy to make & cleanup is minimal!

Serves: 2 to 4