Sweet Potato Grape Wild Rice

Sweet Potato Grape Wild Rice

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As the days are counting down to Thanksgiving, I am finishing up meal planning. Like last year, it’s a team effort. My brother and I are sharing cooking duties. On my list are two pies

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1-3/4 cup water
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1 cup halved red grapes
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
Everything Roasted Butternut Squash

Everything Roasted Butternut Squash

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It doesn’t take much for Thanksgiving to get a bit too sweet. I’m not even talking about the pie, including this salted caramel apple one that you absolutely have to bake for dessert. There are

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Ingredients
  • 1 large or 2 small butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Cranberry Fig Jam

Cranberry Fig Jam

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I’m never sure what category to put cranberries in. Side? Condiment? Dessert? The easiest way to get cranberries on the table for Thanksgiving is to crack open a can, and slice that gelatinous ruby red

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 15 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Peel of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups water
Sweet Potato Mushroom Stuffing

Sweet Potato Mushroom Stuffing

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When it comes to Thanksgiving, people are in either two camps: turkey or sides. This is really true for any major holiday or occasion. Are you here for the main dish protein or the veggie-filled

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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (1 pound), torn into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for baking dish
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced