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Baked serving of loaded scalloped potatoes

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes For Two

I’m pretty sure it’s mandatory that there be a potato dish containing cheese on every Holiday dinner table! However, when there’s just two or three of you for Easter dinner the last thing you want to do is make a huge casserole dish full of potatoes you’ll be eating for weeks! To help I created a smaller kicked-up version of the traditional holiday favorite!

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Turkey gravy over mashed potatoes and turkey

Homemade Turkey Gravy

You can have all the Thanksgiving trimmings…but if there’s no gravy…what are you going to drink with your meal? Those mashed taters need to be swimming in luscious lip smackin’ gravy made from the drippings of that luscious Thanksgiving Turkey! The turkey and stuffing can go for a swim too! Just sayin’…

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Best Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Best Sausage and Herb Stuffing

There are a lot of side dishes that grace the company of the Turkey on Thanksgiving day. My favorite? The stuffing! A savory and moist stuffing is a must in my book! One that makes your eyes roll into the back of your head! This Sausage and Herb Stuffing is everything a stuffing should be and I’m sharing all my tips to making a fantastic stuffing!

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Green and Gold Casserole with Zucchini

Green and Gold Squash Casserole

Green and Gold Squash Casserole is a savory dish so full of flavor that it is instantly graduating to my “special” family recipe book! This is one tasty side dish my friends! Loaded with garden fresh zucchini, corn, and a light cheesy egg batter…it’s out of this world! Good enough it can be served as a Thanksgiving side dish…NO JOKE!

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Bowl of Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pinto Beans

Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pinto Beans

Raise your hand if you’re a Cafe Rio or Costa Vida Fan! (Man it’s hard to type with one hand!) Yep! I’m a Fresh Mex Lover and their flavorful pinto beans with hints of cumin and mildly spicy green chilies are one of my very favorites! This recipe is a perfect match…maybe even better! The flavors are out of this world.

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Serving of California Slaw

California Slaw

Classic Coleslaw receives a much needed make-over in this spectacular recipe. The addition of blue cheese crumbles, bacon bits, tomato, and creamy ripe avocado make for a rich and flavorful slaw. It comes together in minutes with the help of prepared dressing and packaged coleslaw mix! This is NOT your typical coleslaw! Save that for the “in-laws”! lol

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Loaded Tater Tots with jalapenos

Loaded Tater Tots

Looking for a totally guilty pleasure dish? I mean “guilty” with a capital “G”! These amazing Loaded Tater Tots will have you swooning with each and every forkful! I took a dish from a local restaurant and gave it my own delicious twist! Golden Crispy Tater Crowns are topped with a rich homemade cheese sauce, more melted cheese, bacon crumbles, jalapeno pepper rings, and fresh Pico De Gallo and Guacamole! I say…when it comes to loaded Tater Tots…go BIG or GO HOME! I went BIG!

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