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Thanksgiving Appetizers, Mains, Sides & Desserts – I’ve Got You Covered!

Finish writing your grocery lists with some of these classic, inventive and healthy recipes for Thanksgiving! 

Some light nibbles while your guests are arriving, drinking, toasting and anticipating the holiday meal.

Cheddar and Herb “Pennies” ~ Savory Shortbread Crackers on a marble platter
Cheddar and Herb “Pennies” ~ Savory Shortbread Crackers

Simple to make – roll mixture into a log – chill, slice & bake! Top with garden herbs for an elegant touch. A revised recipe from the 1950’s – these popular Cheesy Shortbread “Pennies” are the perfect little crackers with big flavor.

Keep recipes simple – light & tasty. Nothing too filling before the main course!

Mediterranean Stuffed Shishito Peppers
Mediterranean Stuffed Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers are cut in half and stuffed with a medley of Mediterranean ingredients for an addictive appetizer. Stuffed with softened goat cheese, colorful peppers. tomatoes and herbs, then broiled one minute.

Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash
Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash

Irresistible Zesty Pick-Up Appetizer ~ Crispy, crunchy and creamy – all the textures come together; a special recipe for Holiday Entertaining… Gluten Free

Karen's Hummus with Za'atar in an Instant Pot
Karen’s Hummus with Za’atar in an Instant Pot

You will love the texture of this Creamy Hummus ~ wonderful Middle Eastern flavors with Za’atar seasonings: a mix of toasted Sesame Seeds, Sumac, Thyme and Sea Salt. An Instant Pot produces perfectly plump, cooked chickpeas.

Curry Coconut Slow Roasted Nuts
Curry Coconut Slow Roasted Nuts

Raw cashews are soaked for easier digestion and are cooked in a slow oven until golden and crispy. Coat with sweet and savory seasonings: curry powder, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, smoked paprika, pink sea salt, coconut nectar, coconut palm sugar and unsweetened shredded coconut.

Rosemary & Spice Mixed Nuts
Rosemary & Spice Mixed Nuts

Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds and Brazil Nuts are roasted in a slow oven until fragrant and lightly golden. Kissed with fresh rosemary and a hints of a sweet-salty flavor. No overwhelming flavors, all complement each other.

Baba Ganoush with Roasted Peppers
Baba Ganoush with Roasted Peppers

Fabulous & Smokey Eggplant Mediterranean Dip & Spread you’ll keep making and enjoying! Healthy and Delicious. A silky, creamy, delectable eggplant dip – light on calories…big on flavor!!
A recipe all good cooks should master – the perfect healthy nosh or appetizer.

Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe ~ THE Spread for Everything!
Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe ~ THE Spread for Everything!

This spread has so many culinary uses. Great served with good crackers and crudités ~ use also as a sandwich spread, a burger topper or a stuffing for vegetables. The possibilities are really endless.

Thanksgiving 2021 – Mastering Turkey & Gravy PLUS All the SIDES

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Karen’s Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Basted with Fruit Juices and Marsala Gravy

Make the most flavorful turkey with a memorable gravy you will make every year. See my tricks and hints! Plus – let’s also get serious with a Creative & Healthy Mix of Crave Worthy SIDE DISHES.

Creative Thanksgiving Desserts!

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Make it homemade this holiday with my selection of well tested sweets you will want to save room for! Recipes have dynamic and vibrant flavors with a healthier profile. Something for everyone!

Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate
Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Biscotti Crust and Honey Peanuts

A Creamy Cheesecake made with Cottage Cheese – no cream cheese here!
Decadent and creamy – Make my recipe: Chocolate Peanut Biscotti for the crust and pile on some Honey Peanuts on top ~ see that recipe too! 

Here’s to a Healthy & Bountiful Thanksgiving

Rosemary & Spice Mixed Nuts

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