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25 Thanksgiving Sides to Outshine the Turkey and 15 days to Thanksgiving Event

25 Thanksgiving Sides to Outshine the Turkey and 15 days to Thanksgiving Event

Thanksgiving may be the official “Turkey Day”, but, these, carefully picked, 25 delicious side dish recipes can be star attraction of Thanksgiving dinner table.

Sharing with you few delicious thanksgiving recipes which will cater everyone on dinner table. Plenty of breads, dinner rolls, pasta or gluten free sides, soup, cranberries, and more.....

With this post, I am also announcing a "15 days to Thanksgiving" Event at Chef De Home.

During these 15 days I will share with you a colorful bouquet of NEW thanksgiving recipes and great articles on Cooking and feasting during Holiday Season.

You can also participate in this event by submitting a good homemade thanksgiving recipe with one good recipe picture. If you are a food blogger, you can post recipe on your blog and I can direct readers to your recipe post link. If you are a home-cook and don't have a blog, don't worry, you can still submit the recipe.

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Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

I love Hawaiian Rolls!! I am sure you do too!! Whenever we bought Hawaiian Rolls home, only one brand shines in store i.e. King's Hawaiian Sweet Roll. In-fact, I don't know if any other brand is available. I love their rolls, Perfectly moist, sweet, and certainly commercialized.Since loongggg... I wanted t...

Baked Rustic Potatoes with Basil Pesto

Baked Rustic Potatoes with Basil Pesto

Nothing can beat the taste and charm of Starchy Crispy potatoes topped with fresh homemade basil pesto. I always enjoy nutty taste of basil pesto and keep finding ways to use pesto in a number of ways. This recipe is favorite of all my friends, especially for potluck or BBQ parties, I am often asked to bri...

Herb Roasted Potatoes with Sweet-Spicy Mustard Dressing

Herb Roasted Potatoes with Sweet-Spicy Mustard Dressing

Roasted Potatoes are one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes (and other root vegetables) in fall-winter season. Easy to cook, vegan, and gluten free, roasted potatoes make excellent starchy dinner side. Addition of fresh herbs, like rosemary, thyme, oregano really elevate the aroma and taste of roasted pot...

The Best Parker House Bread Rolls from Omni Parker House Rolls

The Best Parker House Bread Rolls from Omni Parker House Rolls

I am so fond of fresh breads/rolls, just-out-of-the-oven kinda-fresh! Growing up, our meal always included bread of some kind - flat bread, fried bread, yeast bread, or egg bread, one of these were always there to dunk-in curry/stews... by-virtue of those delicious family-meals, my bread adventures are pre...

Fluffy Pull-Apart Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Fluffy Pull-Apart Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Baking bread at home is a delicious and most satisfying project for a home cook. for me at-least!! I loooveee my kitchen filled with aroma of fresh baked bread. Especially, if I am baking a batch just before the dinner time, that is MOST satisfying!Even though I consider myself a comfortable bread-baker no...

Lite and Airy Cheese and Citrus-Chive Gougeres

Lite and Airy Cheese and Citrus-Chive Gougeres

Cheese and Citrus-Chive Gougères will be the best, most lite and airy french cheese puffs your have ever put in you mouth! I promise you that! For those who are new to term Gougère, Gougères are french pastry snack, a baked savory choux pastry made of choux dough mixed with cheese. Making lite and complete...

Healthy Waldorf Salad with Lite Dressing

Healthy Waldorf Salad with Lite Dressing

The Waldorf salad may be over a century old, but even today; it remains a timeless American classic. This apple and walnut salad has many variations served in restaurants all over the America, but original salad has red-skin apples, celery, walnuts, and mayo dressing. I am sharing with you modern days, hea...

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Olives and Tomatoes

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Olives and Tomatoes

Summers scream for lite and healthy flavors and this orzo salad marks the start of eating lite at my home. This rice-shaped pasta is common in soups, but is also great for a variety of main courses or side dishes. My family loves orzo either ways. Perhaps, its our love for rice which makes this rice-shaped...

Party Friendly Rosemary Focaccia Bread Bake

Party Friendly Rosemary Focaccia Bread Bake

Sharing with you Traditional Rosemary Focaccia Bread, suitable for family get-together, especially lunch parties when you do not have time to shop for fresh breads from store before event and still you want to serve the very best, fresh bread to your guests (the lazy way). :) Now, why I call this lazy way?...

Three Swirls Breakfast Bread Rolls with Basil Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato

Three Swirls Breakfast Bread Rolls with Basil Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato

Mere looking at this bread makes me hungry!! Who will say no to these warm, fragrant and nutty, three-swirl breakfast bread rolls? At-least I cannot!! I am a big basil pesto fan. Pesto and tomato panini in starbucks always hits my week (craving star) mind and I cannot say no to it. With this bread, I wante...

Penne al Forno

Penne al Forno

You might have made or seen lots of baked (al Forno) pasta recipes but this one is very special recipe from my kitchen. My little secret is home made white sauce and no cheese topping. Creamy white sauce made with just flour, butter and milk makes this pasta so creamy and delicious. I usually layer some c...

Roasted Sunchokes with Lemon Sage Dressing

Roasted Sunchokes with Lemon Sage Dressing

Few years back, in fall-winter season, I saw these fresh gingers like roots in farmer market called Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes). This time of year many hard-to-identify root vegetables hit the produce scene, and we – home cooks - so wonder, how you would eat’em. Well, I decided to branch...

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Baking Season marks the beginning of Holiday Season and some days my oven works extra hours for me. To pay back to electricity Gods, I utilize my running (heating) oven to its fullest. Mostly, when you see a cake or cookie recipe here, it will be followed by a quick (or complex sometimes) oven baked snack....

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squashes are best from early fall through winter. Due to a hard outer skin, I often roast squash to make curried sweet and sour squash during early fall (my family loves this dish), but these days I am all about soups. In-fact, I wanted to make an avocado soup today when my husband begged me to...

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apple

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apple

Sweet and tender roasted sweet potatoes with lemony, sweet and tart pan roasted apples were like many holiday flavors singing on my palate. This delicious sweet side dish is as simple as it looks and as delicious as it sounds. I love to pair this with roasted or grilled lamb. If you are already planning to...

Earthy and Flavorful Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Earthy and Flavorful Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad with flavorful oregano-garlic dressing, greens, cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, and amazing quinoa. Vegan, Gluten free. I call this my loaded dinner salad with all-you-can-eat-healthy ingredients. This quinoa and chickpea salad is often on our weekday menu, with or without side of protein....

Curried Yellow Beets and Peanut Hash

Curried Yellow Beets and Peanut Hash

What are your favorite holiday dinner sides? Curried Yellow beets hash always make its place on my thanksgiving dinner table. Among all beets variety, yellow and dark red beets are my favorite. We often roast red beets and top with some goat cheese for quick and healthy side dish for dinner. Yellow beets a...

Spiced Lamb Pies

Spiced Lamb Pies

Homemade Spiced Lamb Pies have special space in my home. Growing up, we had lots of vegetarian and ground spiced lamb stuffed samosas (deep fried hand pies) and this pie always reminds my of those. However, other than spicy lamb stuffing, these pies are totally different from Samosa in ingredients as well...

Moroccan Couscous Tfaya with Chickpeas and Cranberries

Moroccan Couscous Tfaya with Chickpeas and Cranberries

I am enjoying a bowl of, my version of, delicious couscous tfaya while writing this post. I made couscous with spiced chickpeas, caramelized onions, and cranberries yesterday, this preparation is similar to a famous Moroccan couscous dish called "couscous tfaya". One thing is certain even before I tell you...

Peach and Almond Galette

Peach and Almond Galette

My first introduction to "Galette" was in French Pastry Cafe, a few years ago. This french cafe made these gorgeous looking, free-form, flaky, and rustic fruit tarts with a thin layer of fruit on the top. I always loved'em for flaky and buttery crust - totally indulgent in taste, yet had fresh and sweet bi...

Onion and Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Onion and Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Nothing can match taste and satisfactions of home-made bread. If that bread is Focaccia topped with almost roasted cherry tomatoes and almost caramelized thin red onion slices with concentrated sweet flavor, its unbeatable good. Sharing with an easy yet very elegant Italian bread. I love snacking on Focacc...

Cardamom Infused Chunky Cranberry Sauce

Cardamom Infused Chunky Cranberry Sauce

There are hundreds of cranberry sauce recipes online and I added my cranberry orange butter to that list last year. Cranberries guys, we can’t get enough of these bright and beautiful little berries during thanksgiving and when not? We baked’em in muffins, stuffed in pork chops and boiled’em to drinks and...

To Die For Greek Pastitsio (baked pasta) with Homemade Bechamel Sauce

To Die For Greek Pastitsio (baked pasta) with Homemade Bechamel Sauce

Pastitsio is a Mediterranean version of Italian Lasagna. A complete one pot meal that has all elements to make a hearty family dinner. Ground lamb, pasta and veggies with layers of homemade béchamel and tomatoes, then topped with lemon pepper breadcrumbs and baked to aromatic perfection. Pasta and vegetabl...

Chickpea-Kale Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Chickpea-Kale Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

My first introduction to Tahini paste was when I started making Hummus at home. We both love its nutty texture and it was an important lesson that a little Tahini paste (ground Sesame Seeds Paste in Oil) goes a long way. I often use this potent ingredient in chickpea soups, salads and more. Remember, where...

Cranberry and Orange butter

Cranberry and Orange butter

For an occasion when you want something different, Cranberry and orange butter is a delicious accompaniment for Thanksgiving Turkey dinner.This super delicious sweet spread also goes great with rolls, bagels, pancakes, waffles, crackers, breads, english muffins, pound cake, gingerbread, apple cake, muffins...

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