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Thanksgiving Ideas: Sides and Desserts

Every year we go to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. They make the turkey and the rest of us divide up all the other dishes. I usually do veggies, desserts and rolls. I am going to change it up this year and bring a few new items to the table. I thought I would share a few ideas for sides and desserts, just in case you want something different, or you just do not know what to make.


dsc_0041.jpgRoasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Butternut Squash

Sweet, tangy and hearty all in one place. This dish is so colorful and tasty.

DSC_0009 14Roasted Asparagus

You only need 8-10 minutes and these are perfect and ready.

DSC_0003 33Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Honey Drizzle

Everything is better with a drizzle of honey.

DSC_0006 12Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini

A little sweet and savory in one dish.

DSC_0013 2Parsnip and Cauliflower Puree

This is a play on mashed potatoes with less carbs.

DSC_0001 10Orange-Ginger Carrot Puree

This is one of my favorites. You get a hint of orange, ginger and a little sweetness. It is so good.

DSC_0001 3Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

This was the first dish I made with brussel Sprouts. I did not like brussel sprouts before this dish. I am a converted brussel sprout fan now.

There are plenty more sides on my website. I hope this will give you inspiration for your Thanksgiving table.


Where to begin? Pumpkin probably.

DSC_0035 5Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

These would be great for a continental breakfast.

DSC_0042Apple Cider Custard

Make this the day before and let it set in your refrigerator. The flavors will meld together and make this so luscious.

DSC_0007 5Fudgy Chocolate Cake

This cake is so good. Do not be misled by the title, it is not as dense as you would think.


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Chocolate Delights

This is one of the family favorites. It does take a little bit of time, but is totally worth it.

I started with Pumpkin and I will end with pumpkin. After all it is Thanksgiving.


Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is a must have on our Thanksgiving table.

There are more ideas on my website. May your day be filled with love and gratitude. Remember to be thankful and enjoy your time with family and friends. It is Thanksgiving after all.





2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Ideas: Sides and Desserts

  1. Loved your post 🙂

    1. Thank you.

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