Posts in Side Dish
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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Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip

As you probably know by now, summer is my favorite time of year. Here in the Hamptons, I spend most of my time at the beach (with Gus of course!), on my little Boston Whaler boat, picking up goods at the farm stands, and cooking with my friends and family. On the coast of the northeast, we appreciate our summers so much after months upon months of bad weather, and we try to squeeze in every drop of fun that we can!

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Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

I like to eat, portion control is not an option for me! Ha ha! So, I have to create healthy meals that I love but won't feel guilty about eating. This chicken and broccoli twice-baked spaghetti squash is one of those meals. It's so good, and so filling and so guilt free - spaghetti squash is only 42 calories per cup and it's full of fiber! I also love this because it can be a main dish, or with just a simple omission of chicken, it can be a side dish for a larger meal.

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