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brie cheese, holiday appetizer, Christmas appetizers, Thanksgiving appetizers

Baked Brie with Honey-Balsamic Cranberry Sauce, topped with Pecans and Pomegranates – perfect appetizer for the holidays!

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10 Holiday Side Dishes

Holiday Side Dishes are some of the most anticipated meals that everybody expects to see on every Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any holiday table.   You can’t get away with just a beautiful and impressive main dish or a great dessert – you’ve got to have some pretty amazing and delicious side dishes, too, and the more of them, the better!  This post combines some of the most beautiful, sophisticated, yet easy holiday side dish recipes. Some of them are traditional, some of them are not so, but I am sure you will like them all!    This round-up has everything: potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and more!  Something for everyone!

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries – colorful, healthy, beautiful side dish that will adore any holiday table!

Christmas side dishes, easy side dishes, holiday side dishes, Thanksgiving side dishes

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cooking duck breast, duck breast with green beans

Duck Breast with Cranberry Sauce – one of the best recipes you can make for a special occasion or a holiday!   [click to continue…]

How To Cook Duck Breast

cooking duck breast

How to cook duck breast – you’ve come to the right place to find the detailed recipe and tutorial (with lots of photos!) on how to make the best duck ever with crispy skin and juicy meat.    Easy recipe, it takes only 30 minutes from start to finish, with so much flavor! Gluten free!

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Cheesy scalloped potatoes, holiday potatoes, Christmas side dish

Easy Scalloped Potatoes with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan cheese – delicious potatoes made with white cheese only (no Cheddar cheese in this recipe!).

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creamy pasta with bacon and brussels sprouts, Thanksgiving main dish, holiday recipes

Creamy Tortellini with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts – if you’re craving some delicious pasta for dinner, this is the great recipe to try! Savory brussels sprouts combine perfectly with cheese tortellini and bacon.

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best broccoli salad, healthy broccoli salad, side dish, gluten free recipes

Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Bacon Salad with Sliced Carrots, Diced Red Onions, and shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.  There are 2 salad dressing options: Ranch dressing made with mayo/sour cream combination  or super delicious homemade creamy dressing without Ranch – you choose! [click to continue…]

Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Pasta, chicken and bacon pasta, best tortellini recipe

Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Tortellini – a delicious and quick way to cook tortellini at home! [click to continue…]

crunchy pea salad, crunchy pea bacon pecan salad, crunchy pea salad with nuts, crunchy fall salad

Creamy and crunchy salad with peas, bacon, and pecans – easy side dish that will go with many different kinds of meals!

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Queso Baked Chicken

Queso smothered chicken, Queso chicken bake, Queso tomato green chiles chicken breasts

Queso Baked Chicken – chicken spiced up with Southwestern spices and smothered with chopped tomatoes, green chiles, Queso sauce, topped with Cheddar (or Monterey Jack) cheese on top. [click to continue…]

perfectly seared scallops, how to cook scallops on stove top, how to make seared scallops

Seared Scallops with Creamy Lemon-Caper Sauce – this recipe is all about how to make the best seared scallops and not worry about them being rubbery or dry!   This is achieved by 1) cooking the scallops on stove top using the proper technique, and 2) coating them in a creamy sauce to keep them moist and to add more flavor!   [click to continue…]