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Roasted Vegetable Cornucopias with Gravy
Easy enough for kids to help make, elegant enough for a Thanksgiving celebration, these wow-worthy cornucopias will take you back to the times you made horns of plenty in grade school.
Harvest Pot Pies
To turn this tasty dish into an even more elegant entrée, decorate it with delicate leaves made with scraps of puff pastry.
This old-fashioned recipe will impress holiday guests with its rich, nutty flavor and homey feel.
Holiday Cashew Nut Roast
With a taste reminiscent of stuffing, this is perfect for a holiday buffet. Layered eggplant adds a contrasting texture to the nuts and elevates this hearty casserole to an eye-popping entrée. Serve with cranberry sauce and gravy for a traditional experience.
Good Luck Greens
They may be lucky symbols of folding money on New Year’s, but greens—collard, turnip, mustard, beet and more—are a year-round staple in Southern cooking. Escarole, the least bitter member of the chicory family, turns sweet when cooked.
Spicy Sweet-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
If you’re looking for a festive alternative to mashed sweet potatoes during the holidays, this recipe is just the ticket.
Browning the vegetables before making the gravy stock is what sets this rich sauce apart. And, just as good, the gravy can be made ahead of time. Double the recipe if you’ve got a gravy-loving crowd.
Garlicky Brussels Sprout Sauté
Even people who don’t like Brussels sprouts will eat—and enjoy—this fast dish with a tender crunch. Pre-peeled garlic cloves from the produce section make this recipe even quicker.
Chunky Fresh Cranberry Relish
Cranberries contribute bright color and tingling taste to any holiday spread. Here they get a little extra zip from some ground red chile, preferably New Mexican, and more crunch from pecans that flourish in southern New Mexico.
Sweet Potato Pie
Creamy, sweet and lightly spiced, this slimmed-down version tastes just like the traditional decadent dessert. If you’re pressed for time, make the pie a few days in advance and freeze it.
Vegan Egg Nog
This vegan egg nog was a challenge to create, but the result is a sweet, mild, rich-tasting drink. If you choose to add liquor, be aware that the flavor comes through much more strongly in this lower-fat nog, so start with the smaller amount called for and add more to taste.