Friday, November 1, 2013

All the Wonderful Sides {Call for Recipes}

click on the photos, above, to go to the original recipe posts

Thanksgiving - and other holiday -  dinners are about spending time with loved ones over good food washed down with good wine. Well, that's what it's about at my house. Though I serve a main dish, not usually a turkey, these feasts are all about the side dishes. I could eat an entire dinner of sides. And I try to dazzle my guests with some delicious bites.

I'd love to hear from you. What do you serve with your Thanksgiving - or other holiday - dinners? Are you traditional or not? Favorite stuffing recipe? Best appetizer?

Below are few of my personal favorites. Click on the recipe title to go to the original recipe post.

Link up your favorites. I'll categorize them (Soups, Salads, Appetizers, etc.) and post a round-up by November 11th.


  1. Not a link, but a straight up recipe.
    Gulliver's Corn

    2 bags (16 oz each) frozen white kernel corn (defrosted). (I like to use one bag of white kernel corn and one of yellow.)
    1 1/2 cups whipping cream.
    2 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar
    3 tbsp flour mixed with 3 tbsp melted butter or margarine
    1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Butter an ovenproof baking dish. (I like to use those disposable foil pans since I'm generally bringing the dish to someone else's house.) Set aside.
    Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp parmesan over the butter, tilting the pan to distribute the cheese.
    Bring the whipping cream to a boil. Reduce the heat and add corn. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    Stir in salt and sugar.
    Make a paste out of the butter and flour, and stir into the corn and cook until the mixture boils and thickens.
    Turn corn into oven proof dish, sprinkle with cheese and dot with butter.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
    (Note that this dish can be refrigerated for up to 4 days before baking.)

  2. Thanks for the corn pudding shout out.

  3. This sounds like a really fun link up Camilla. I cant wait to see how it turns out. I've linked up my recipe for Eggplant slices, Bean and Spinach Bake and Smokey Potato Salad. :)

  4. What a great idea for a linkup Camilla! Thank you :)

  5. I love the opportunity to try other cooks' tried and true favorites before the holiday. Thanks for organizing the linkup.

  6. Thanks for the link party I just added sweet potato casserole.


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