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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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Maple Pudding Cake

Every once in awhile, I have a recipe that surprises me.  My culinary producer, Tim Macklin, asked me to come up with a recipe for a maple pudding cake. I decided to mimic my grandma's recipe for peach cobbler.  The cake is more like biscuits, and instead of fruit on the bottom, I would make a thick, rich, creamy maple layer.

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Beastie Burgers

The second I land in Los Angeles, my mouth starts to water in anticipation of the famous In-N-Out Burger.  I love a double-double, animal style (that's code for double beef, double cheese, grilled onions and extra sauce).  I'm not ashamed to admit that there was an occasion that I ate THREE in one sitting.  Definitely didn't feel so hot the next day, but it was so good going down.  Anyhoo, I decided to try to recreate these burgers in my kitchen.  The results were even better than I expected! Definitely, try this at home.

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