My Thanksgiving Fake-Out Recipes!

The holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends, and eating delicious food, of course! It's crunch-time to get everything ready for the big day and these are a few of my favorite “fake-out” recipes that are simplified to make your Thanksgiving prepping stress-free! 

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dates, Manchego and Almonds

Between the turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, and pies, oven real estate is scarce on Thanksgiving. In the past, I've always made roasted brussels sprouts and juggled what needed to go in the oven when.  This year, I'm giving myself a break with one less thing to take up that precious oven space -- I'm making my shaved brussels sprout salad instead. 

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What to Wear to Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a tradition at The Kitchen.  Every year we invite some of Food Network friends to join us and bring their favorite recipes. This year, Ted Allen, Christian Petroni, and Martina McBride came for dinner.  Ted made a delicious cranberry sauce, Christian fried up some Brussels sprouts and Martina made an apple cake that I will for sure be adding to my repertoire. 

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