Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Recipe Swap Roundup - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November is here and you know what that means - Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the first year we are cooking the whole meal at our house and I can't wait. When I was a kid we ate the same side dishes every year, but now that I'm older I can't wait to experiment with some new recipes. A Thanksgiving side dish swap sounded like a great way for the ladies on the cooking board to find some new recipes.

I hope anyone reading this is able to find some new side dishes for their Thanksgiving table. Happy Cooking!

Kate incorporated some of her favorite elements from past sweet potato casseroles to make Sweet Potato Casserole:

Caitlin's recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms and Cream combined a bunch of her favorites into one dish:

Ashley loved the versatility of her Sweet Potato Coins with Blue Cheese and Bacon:

Heather had never made Stovetop Mac and Cheese before, preferring the baked variety, but found her recipe to be fast and delicious:

Brianna revamped her recipe for Green Bean Casserole:

Nicole went out of her comfort zone with her recipe for Baked Garlic Cheddar Grits and discovered she really liked grits:

Jaida had never had butternut squash before, but she loved her recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto:

Melissa enjoyed the pecans the most in her recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Maple Buttered Pecans:

The Cookaholic Wife had never been a big fan of Thanksgiving but now she enjoys finding new dishes to try, like her recipe for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel:

Melissa's recipe for Burgundy Mushrooms took quite a long time to make:

Christen's recipe for Twice Baked Potato Casserole is certainly not diet food, but she loved it:

Lishie enjoyed her recipe for Green Beans with Bacon & Caramelized Shallots and can't wait to make it again with pancetta:

Dawn had never made stuffed mushrooms before so she was excited to try her recipe for Clam Stuffed Mushrooms:

Jenna had another recipe involving French onion, this time for French Onion Stuffed Baked Potatoes:

Jey had my recipe for Whiskey Glazed Carrots, which were a huge hit with her whiskey-loving husband:

I had another Brussels sprouts recipe, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts:

Coleen went all out, cooking a mini-Thanksgiving dinner for herself and her husband to go along with her recipe for Cranberry-Apple Chutney:

Christine thought her recipe for Strip House Potatoes Romanoff was DeLish, just like the name of the blog that submitted the recipe:

Lindsay's recipe for a homemade version of the traditional green bean casserole was right up her alley. She put her own spin, ommiting the mushrooms, to make Cheddar Green Bean Casserole:

Mary Ellen thought the bacon flavor was a little overwhelming in her Sauteed Spinach with Bacon, but she loved the crispy bits of bacon mixed with the spinach:

The blogger who received Melissa's recipe for Red Skin Potato Mash had a family emergency that prevented her from completing the assignment, but I didn't want you to miss out on the deliciousness:

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  1. Love the recipes. I should try some of these with mushrooms and sweet potatoes.

  2. Well these certainly have my stomach growling!


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