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These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

Everything you love about pumpkin pie, made into a light and fluffy dip. Perfect for dipping apple wedges, graham crackers or gingersnaps.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. To lighten this up, I use less sugar and a thinner crust, but you can't tell!

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

A winter squash medley roasted with a savory, sweet, spicy and smokey seasoning – SO good and a huge hit with my husband!

Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Medley

An EASY Fall dessert, this no-bake cheesecake is light and fluffy, made with pumpkin and spices. Quick and simple to make in under 10 minutes, if you use ready made crust.

Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake

Roasted carrots drizzled with a little oil and finished with Feta, a drizzle of truffle oil, fresh lemon and lemon zest. My FAVORITE way to eat carrots!

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Feta, Truffle and Lemon Zest

Grilled fennel with lemon, olive oil and shaved parmesan is my FAVORITE way to eat fennel. If you think you're not a fennel fan, this is the recipe that may change your mind!

Grilled Fennel with Parmesan and Lemon

These pan roasted brussels sprouts and shallots are perfectly charred, and finished with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Glaze

Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Turkey tenderloins stuffed with a sweet and savory filling of butternut squash, cranberries, sage and pecans – this tastes like Thanksgiving, all wrapped up in one dish!

Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans

Massaged Raw Kale Salad

I love making pork in the slow cooker, it's so easy and literally falls apart once cooked. Here it's cooked with balsamic vinegar and honey which gives it a slight tang that I love!

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast

These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)! Have you ever had the Spinach Santa Fe Egg Rolls with the Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce from Chili's? They're dangerously good – I don't even want to know how many calories they are. That's where the inspiration for these lighter lettuce wraps came from.

Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

Last year I made a cauliflower gratin that was a lot more complicated than this, but I wanted to test out an easier version knowing many of you will be looking for easy sides. This is super simple, all done in the oven so you don't need to dirty extra pots and pans. You can double this in a 9 x 12 baking dish if you want to feed more people. I used light Havarti cheese because I love the taste, but you can use Swiss, cheddar or whatever you wish.

Light and Easy Cauliflower Gratin

Petite sweet potato pies lightly sweetened with a ripe banana, a touch of brown sugar and spices, then topped with a light meringue topping – perfect for the Holidays!

Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies

These savory garlic sweet potato smash are the perfect addition to your turkey dinner – let your slow cooker help you out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

Cheesecake squares with a cranberry swirl and a gingersnap pecan crust – so good, less guilt and perfect for the Holidays! I'm so excited to share these with you, they turned out even better than I expected!

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares

This simple savory stuffed acorn squash is easy to make and filled with the wonderful flavors of Fall. The stuffing is made with farro, chicken sausage, mushrooms, celery, onions and sage – you'll love this!

Farro and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls are made with a creamy butternut-parmesan sauce and baked in the oven until melted and hot – trust me, you want these in your life!

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

A rich and creamy Italian rice risotto dish made with butternut squash puree, white wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano and topped with a little fresh arugula.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie, so I thought why not use it to make turkey pot pie soup?

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Baked brie in mini phyllo cups topped with craisins, walnuts and honey. Delicious bite-sized appetizers, perfect for the Holidays!

Skinny Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins and Walnuts

A lightened up, healthier version of the classic green bean casserole made from scratch, no canned soup.

Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole

Fresh sweet figs with soft goat cheese over baby arugula topped with a balsamic glaze. A beautiful salad without the fuss, using only 5 ingredients; this salad will make you look like a rock star in the kitchen!

Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

These bite sized pecan tarts are the perfect lighter alternative for pecan pie this holiday season! They are so easy to make, just 7 ingredients for a delicious treat.

Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts

This savory quinoa stuffing is a delicious, protein-packed, gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing.

Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing

Creamy goat cheese with crunchy sweet pecans and red beets topped with a honey balsamic vinaigrette is like a symphony in your mouth. This salad will make you look like a culinary whiz!

Baby Greens with Goat Cheese, Beets and Candied Pecans

Potatoes and parsnips mashed together with a little garlic, sour cream and butter make a surprisingly tasty side dish. The parsnips add a slightly sweet and spicy taste to the potatoes that I really enjoyed.

Potato Parsnip Mash

When you need a "little" treat, these delicious pumpkin cheesecake shooters are the perfect sweet fix. Perfect to serve at Halloween party or to add to your Thanksgiving table!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters