Quick Dumpling Dipping Sauce
Keep a bag of frozen dumplings on hand and mix our tasty dipping sauce while you heat them -- they make fine hors d'oeuvres for last-minute holiday visitors, or a light, easy dinner with steamed vegetables or rice.
All it takes is a sprinkling of salt and pepper to enhance the earthy flavors of the carrots in this simple side dish.
Drying the bread cubes and cooking the vegetables a day in advance helps this stuffing come together quickly on Thanksgiving Day.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This classic potato dish is always on everyone's favorites list for a Thanksgiving side.
This classic French dish can be baked up to eight hours ahead. Let it cool completely, then cover loosely with foil, and refrigerate. To serve, reheat in a 350-degree oven.
Sausage Pear Stuffing
Firm pears such as Bosc or Anjou stand up well to baking and make a delicious foil for Italian sausage in this sweet-and-savory stuffing.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts
The red grapes' sweetness brings out the nutty notes in the sprouts. Walnuts can be swapped for almonds or pecans.
Stuffed Peppers with Mrs. Kostyra
Brought to us by Martha's mother, Martha Kostyra, this flavorful recipe makes an ideal holiday side dish or entree. Choose firm, plump peppers with a glossy surface, and avoid blemishes or soft spots. For a bit more bite, substitute green peppers for the yellow.Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 306.