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stuffing. potatoes. dessert. Thanksgiving!

Yes.  This is a post of only side dishes and dessert geared towards Thanksgiving.  More specifically, stuffing, potatoes, and dessert—the only things I care about.

Today, I was hoping to have a shiny new recipe to add to your Thanksgiving day spread.  However, I’m currently having some technical difficulties with my foot being strapped to a gigantic velcro boot.  And not the kind you can buy at Nordstrom.


I figured I would do a little rewind and then get to new recipes later in the week.  Deal?

So, do we all remember the stuffing bender I went on last year?  I’m still thinking about it and wondering when round 2 is going to start?  Wondering why round 2 hasn’t already started?  I’m a stuffing fanatic. 

What’s your favorite part of the meal?

All recipes below are gluten free.

Herb Baked Stuffing 

Cornbread Skillet Stuffing you need this in your life—the only thing I like more than stuffing is cornbread, or is it vice versa?

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Skillet Millet Stuffing

Herb Baked Crock Pot Stuffing definitely making this again for our big Thanksgiving get together

Stuffing Bread 

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto one of my favorite flavor combinations ever

Italian Tofu Sausage 

Salt + Vinegar Kale Mashed Potatoes a fun twist on a classic

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Sage + Garlic Whipped Sweet Potatoes favorite savory sweet potatoes

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Vanilla Bean Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes if you like your sweet potatoes on the sweet side but not stuffed with marshmallows you will definitely enjoy this

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Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Molasses Doughnuts

Gooey Chocolate Cakes these are both gluten free and vegan and need to be in your mouth asap

Awesome after Thanksgiving dinner trick:  The night before or morning of…Fill a jar of the wet ingredients and one with the dry.  Store the wet jar in the fridge.  Mix them together after dinner and bake.  Nothing better than a hot, gooey, chocolaty dessert, topped with vanilla bean coconut ice cream.  I did this last year at our friend’s house and it was a huge hit!

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Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spiced Pie this happens to be my best pumpkin pie recipe to date and it sits on top of an oatmeal walnut crust—much easier than a pastry crust and tastier, too!

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Feel free to share fall themed recipes of your own or from other sites that you’ve enjoyed in the past.  And if you have any requests for this Thanksgiving I would love to hear them! 


Reader Comments (19)

Posts like these make me wonder how it can be that we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany. Guess I just have to make my own little Thanksgiving next year - cannot wait for this to happen.
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKsenija @ Health Ninja
sides and desserts are my favorite part of thanksgiving! the vanilla bean honey butter sweet potatoes? oh my god, i want it now! beautiful recipes and photos!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarissa @ the boot
I have to try this pumpkin/sage combo, I keep reading all these delectable recipes including it!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby@The Frosted Vegan
That pie look aaaaaaaahhhhh-mazing!!! I might just have to try that for the big day :)
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life
Do tell about the boot on your foot?! Did you have an accident snowboarding? Hope you are ok! (and of course, thanks for the great recipe links! I'm experimenting this week for Thanksgiving)
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMC
The best part of Thanksgiving is definitely the sides! I guess I should start thinking about what's going to be on our menu next week for the big day. :)
Stuffing and Pie are hands-down my favorite parts of my Thanksgiving.
I, too, am curious about the boot! I hope you are okay!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeva by definition
Crazy, I was just going to contact you and ask if you could post some Thanksgiving dessert recipes so we could start planning! And I get on to your blog, and bam, there it is! Thanks!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca stumpf
@Ksenija - That sounds like an excellent idea!

@MC @deva by definition - Thanks for your concern about my foot. I've had an issue with my right foot for a couple of years now. I went to the doctor when it first happened and he really couldn't find anything wrong. I rested it and decided to stop running [which is what spurred it on]. It didn't bother me for about another year or so and just seemed to flare up every so often. One time it flared from HIIT workouts [bodyrock] where you jump on your toes a lot. So, I nixed those as well and it got better. A few months ago nothing in particular happened to it but it just wasn't going away this time. I went back to the doc [a new one!] and came to find out that I have a partially torn ligament in the arch of my foot. The doctor compared it to the ACL of your foot. Kind of an important piece! So for the past month and a half I've been following doctors orders. He said it will be about a full year for recovery but that I should be able to run again. I started in stiff inserts and more stable shoes but just last week had to move to the huge boot as the insert wasn't helping enough. Hopefully this does the trick! Not a big deal. Just a minor inconvenience right now!

@Rebecca - So glad I could help! :)
November 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
So sorry to hear your struggles with your foot! I'm sure it's more of a frustration, plus those boots are SO uncomfortable! Hope it heals fast for you...

I really need to make the whipped sweet potatoes, YUM!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrista @ Edible Balance
delicious looking as always! =)
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa Rees
You nailed it. Stuffing, potatoes, dessert. Why would anyone need more?!
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
YIKES! Foot troubles are nothing to mess with. I wear heels (3.5-5 inches) about 6 days out of the week. I am waiting for my long awaited velcro boots on both feet.
it's so nice when i find a blog that teachs and inpires me so much!
Thank you!
November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna Cooks
All of this. Yes, yes, yes!!! :)
I just have to share this recipe with you from Smitten is now my all-time favorite side dish at Thanksgiving (well, maybe not better than stuffing). The sweet/savory combo along with the gruyere cheese is AH-MA-ZING!
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Tengwall
@Nicole - Thanks for sending the link. I adore SK!!
November 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
That oatmeal walnut crust sounds so good. My family has a walnut tree that gives and gives every year...I'm always looking for ways to use it in recipes!
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
This is the my favorite Thanksgiving meal roundup I've seen! And I've looked at A LOT! I'm making your Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Pie for sure! My family thanks YOU:)
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKylie @ immaeatthat

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