Could this be the perfect bird? This wonderfully moist and flavorful turkey, perfectly seasoned within and without, may just be the one your holiday table's been waiting for.
Who can resist anything, even broccoli, when it's smothered in a delectable cheese sauce? This hearty side is so good, in fact, that your kids may find themselves arguing over the last spoonful.
Though sweet potatoes might taste like dessert, they are actually packed with nutrients, including vitamins A and C, and most kids will readily gobble them up, especially when prepared this way.
When roasted at high heat, Brussels sprouts caramelize ever so slightly, and become tender, sweet and delicious. When coupled with chopped apples and bacon, who can resist these delightful baby cabbages?
A holiday dinner without cranberries just doesn't feel right. This fresh relish bursts with sweet-tart flavor. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to throw together, freeing up precious time for other holiday cooking.
A lovely crimson sauce, enhanced with a touch of curry, transforms your ordinary supermarket ham into an extraordinary centerpiece for your holiday meal. Plus, the flavor of cranberries adds a wonderful seasonal touch.
This classic holiday side gets an update with the simple addition of slivered fennel. The mild hint of licorice in the fennel adds wonderful flavor and texture to the creamy potatoes, and breathes new life into an otherwise plain side dish.
This stuffing is a fun variation on a classic -- sausage, leeks and cornbread add moisture and flavor, while cubes of artisan bread and plenty of sage and celery please the traditionalists.
Broccolini's tender texture and flavor make for a deliciously light and healthy side to your holiday meal. Serve it simply, tossed in a bit of olive oil with a squeeze of lemon juice, so that its fresh flavor shines through.
With just a hint of curry, this gorgeous soup smells almost as wonderful as it tastes. Make it in large batches and freeze it for a quick supper all winter long, or serve as an elegant first course at your holiday feast.
These petite muffins are amazingly delicious, especially when slathered with whipped honey butter. Gently spiced with cinnamon and ginger, they perfectly compliment your ham, turkey or roast pork dinner.
Winter squash is so good for you, and good tasting too, especially when stuffed with chicken apple sausage and brown rice. Perfect for a holiday potluck, it can also make a complete meal served with a simple green salad.
This hearty side is scrumptious and super-simple to make. Wonderful served with soup, chili, or even on its own as an appetizer, it's sure to be a hit with your guests. Make two, and you still may not have enough!
There is nothing more heavenly than a thick drizzle of gorgonzola cream sauce over a beautiful cut of meat. Beef tenderloin is a delicious choice for a small holiday feast, but this sauce works equally well over a roasted tri-tip or grilled steak.
These mashed potatoes taste incredibly rich and creamy, but have less fat than the usual recipes. The buttermilk imparts a tangy flavor, almost like sour cream, but is much easier on the waistline.
This is an easy yet elegant side dish that compliments anything from a turkey dinner to a standing rib roast. Set aside some beans, before they're tossed with the mushroom mixture, for the pickier eaters at your table.
This salad, filled with the colors and flavors of the season, is not only beautiful to look at but also easy to prepare. It makes a fitting start to any holiday dinner. Or, top with cubes of smoked turkey for a light meal in itself.
Everything about this dish says fall -- the sweet earthy flavor, the rich fragrance and the bright orange hue. It's a quick dish to throw together and is even faster when you buy a package of squash that's already cleaned, peeled and cubed.
While the quality of regular tomatoes suffers in the off season, cherry tomatoes can be a delicious way to get your fix all winter long. Bake them at high heat for a succulent and flavorful accompaniment to roast chicken or beef.
Quick breads come by their name honestly -- this one requires only about 5 minutes to mix together. Wonderful for breakfast, toasted and served with a bit of cream cheese and apple or pumpkin butter, this sweet and hearty loaf is terrific with hot soup.
Turkey and Perfect Gravy
Baked Broccoli and Cheese
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon
Gingered Cranberry Relish
Baked Ham with Cranberry Curry Glaze
Scalloped Potatoes with Fennel
Sage and Sausage Stuffing
Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic
Butternut Squash Soup
Sweet Corn Muffins
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash
Judy's Cheese Bread
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots
Green Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola
Roasted Butternut Squash
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Whole Wheat Quick Bread
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