Until a few years ago, the only thing I brought to Thanksgiving was an appetite and my personal Tupperware container (my Grandmother keeps her Tupperware under lock and key!). However, I realized I couldn’t get away with it for too long – I was now bringing a plus one with the hubby joining me and my family for the holidays. I decided it was time to help partake in bringing something. It’s a tradition that my Grandmother cooks the meats and everyone else is responsible for the side dishes and desserts with those that can’t cook bringing beverages and dinnerware. I had been cooking for me and hubby and felt it was time to graduate from beverage carrier to side dishes and even desserts.
It was nerve wrecking initially. I come from a no recipe needed, make from scratch, jiffy cornbread who? type of family. I, on the other hand, am completely lost with something to guide me and when the recipe calls for 1 ½ cup, I need an accurate measure (blame the O.C.D in me). Over the last few years, I’ve been able to find some easy dishes full of flavor than can be easily replicated. I felt it was my duty to other kitchen intimidated people to share my treasure box finds. Enjoy!
perfect to pair with mashed potatoes or your
While you’re here, make sure you check out my blog for easy Appetizers and Desserts for the upcoming holiday!