THANKSGIVING ROUND UP

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know many of you have been scouring the internet trying to find appetizers, how-to’s, desserts, etc for the big get together!  But no need to fear!  I have put together a lovely little Thanksgiving Round Up so you don’t need to be searching high and low for recipes!  (BONUS: you can totally make any of these for the rest of the holiday season)

turkey round up

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HARVEST MEATBALLS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

I may be the only one that does this, but I’m always trying to one up my Thanksgiving game. In my mind, anything that is “fallish” is fair game come Thursday afternoon! I’ve come up with a fun little Thanksgiving-ie appetizer (or eat it as a side) with these Harvest Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce. And you are going to want to DIG.IN.

harvest meatballs with cranberry sauce

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MEXICAN PERSIMMON AND BROCCOLI SLAW

I’ve been broadening my horizons with persimmons lately, and this Mexican Persimmon and Broccoli slaw is off the chain. (does anyone even say that anymore)  Persimmons are delicious, but also odd. I think it’s safe to say that the majority of people do not know what the heck to do with a persimmon! I was totally that person a couple of years ago and was always intrigued at the store to get one, but just didn’t know what to do with them!

Fear not friends, I got your back and will show you how can incorporate persimmons into your meals! Persimmons add a nice crunch and a bit of sweetness to dishes and are wonderful on there own as well. We like to eat them just like an apple!

mexican persimmon broccoli slaw

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FRIED BUFFALO TOSTONES

While traveling through Portland we stopped at a restaurant where they had these deep fried tostones doused in buffalo sauce…..and of course it was AH-MAZING. I mean practically every restaurant in Portland is pretty great!! I get a lot of inspiration from eating at restaurants and I’m sure that a lot of other food bloggers do too! So after our trip I practiced perfecting the buffalo tostones, sans deep DEEEPP fried!

fried buffalo tostones

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CUBAN ROPA VIEJA

I’ve had some requests to make Cuban food lately, and when you ask I give. #aimtoplease.  I gotta be honest with ya guys….I think I’ve had Cuban food only a couple of times.  Once in a restaurant, and again when I was making my e-book Almost Authentic. (It’s the Cuban Papa Rellena recipe in the e-book)

ropa vieja

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MEXICAN CHICKEN WITH CAULI-RICE AND OKRA

This dish came together on a whim the other day when I was “fridge foraging” for something in our house to have for dinner. I already had chicken marinating, but I had no clue what else was going to go with it. And because this was a last minute recipe, I really don’t have much to say except thank goodness this turned out so delicious!! It really is nice when the whole family really likes something that you just winged!
mexican chicken

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