Thanksgiving

Herb Stuffing Muffins

November 16, 2009
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{Click here to see all the on-the-side Thanksgiving side dish and dessert recipes I’ve shared over the years.} When I mentioned to my mother that I was planning to make a traditional herb stuffing this weekend, she replied, “You should bake it in muffin tins!” She had just read an article in The New York […]

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Classic Pecan Pie

November 12, 2009
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I have to admit, whenever I hear the words “pecan pie” I immediately think of the line “But I would be proud to partake of your pecan piiiiiiiiie…” from that sweet museum scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Harry is gearing up to ask Sally out: It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty years […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey

November 11, 2009
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When I was 12 years old there was a contest at school where you had to guess how much a turkey they had on display weighed. My guess turned out to be correct – 22 pounds. I won! I won! I lugged my hefty prize out to the pick-up circle after school, proudly presenting our […]

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Cranberry Sauce

November 9, 2009
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Cranberries, sugar and water – that’s all you need to make traditional cranberry sauce. Yet while it may be the simplest dish on your Thanksgiving table, it’s definitely no wallflower. Just look at that gorgeous color! And if that wasn’t enough to capture our attention, the tart berries seize our tastebuds and make our mouths […]

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Bacon, Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes

November 5, 2009
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I’ve struggled in the past to make mashed potatoes with the texture I really like – the really fluffy, smooth, creamy kind. Maybe I’d been using the wrong kind of potatoes or I wasn’t cooking the potatoes for long enough or I could have benefited from a tool like a potato ricer…but I think the […]

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Green Bean Casserole

November 4, 2009
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I previously said that it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at my house without classic pumpkin pie. Well, I guess I’d also add Green Bean Casserole to that list. To be fair, is it the best vegetable side dish I’ve ever had? No, not really. But it’s loaded with tradition and nostalgia – and on Thanksgiving, that […]

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Classic Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream

November 2, 2009
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November is here! And that means holiday cooking and baking season has officially begun on Cooking On the Side. From Libby’s Pumpkin Pie (today’s recipe) to French’s Green Bean Casserole, many favorite holiday recipes originated from food packaging – which makes them perfect topics for this blog! So for the next few weeks I’ll be […]

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