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Pumpkin season is in full swing, and this pumpkin sage soup is the perfect first course for any meal. Totally optional, but I love using hollowed out pumpkins as a bowl for a beautiful presentation.

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup

Sweet potatoes are often smothered in sugar and topped with more sugar, but this savory version will surprise you and your loved ones and keep them coming back for more!

Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

Cauliflower, tossed with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper then roasted in the oven transforms this powerful cruciferous vegetable into a nutty, delicious side dish, especially when topped with toasted bread crumbs.

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower with Toasted Asiago Bread Crumbs

Nothing says Spring like the sweet taste of asparagus! Roasted prosciutto wrapped asparagus bundles that is, for a simple yet elegant side dish, perfect for Easter.

Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

My favorite way to use up leftover turkey is to make a delicious pot of turkey soup. This is also a great way to clean out your refrigerator!

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

These parmesan mashed potato patties are so good, you'll want to make sure you have leftovers next time you make mashed potatoes!!

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties

A pumpkin sponge cake roll made with a lightened up cream cheese frosting. What can be prettier on your Thanksgiving table!

Pumpkin Roll, Lightened Up

To roast a juicy, succulent turkey, without using any butter or oil, soak your turkey in a brine bath overnight, you will never want to cook a turkey another way.

How to Roast a Brined Turkey

Corn casserole, a cross between of a corn pudding and a corn bread is a wonderful addition to anyone's holiday table.

Make-Over Corn Casserole

Roasted Green Beans topped with Parmesan come out perfectly charred and tender – SO good, I can literally eat the whole batch and made with just four ingredients!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

The scent of Garlic + Rosemary + Baked Bread is absolutely intoxicating to me. Seriously, my stomach starts to growl just thinking about it. I've always been more of a savory girl; I can bake a dozen cupcakes and not eat one, but place a batch of these biscuits in front of me... different story.

Easy Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis)

Brown rice stuffing made with Italian chicken sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onions. Serve this as a Thanksgiving side dish or you can even enjoy this as a meal. It's so good and naturally gluten free!

Chicken Sausage Brown Rice Stuffing with Celery and Mushrooms

Skinny Apple Cobbler

Creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh chives. A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving turkey, roasted chicken, pork chops n' apple sauce or garlic lover's roast beef.

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Mashed sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized brown sugar crust. Sweet potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving and this dish will be a hit on your Holiday table.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee

Sweet potatoes, golden raisins, crushed pineapple and spices are topped with pecans and mini marshmallows, then baked until golden.

Sweet Potato Casserole

All the flavors you love about pumpkin pie, only frozen! This sherbet is creamy and perfectly spiced, made with milk, pumpkin puree, and spices. If you live in an area with warm weather, this frozen treat will at least give you a little taste of fall.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Roasted acorn squash with sauteed leeks topped with pepitas and chopped chives. Leeks are reminiscent of shallots but sweeter and more subtle, a perfect compliment to winter squash. If you like Potato Leek Soup, I think you will love this soup.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Leek Soup with Pepitas

Roasted pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving it; they also make for a healthy snack!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite of this spinach salad!

Baby Spinach Salad with Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Gorgonzola and Dried Cherries

Skinny pumpkin cupcakes, perfect for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving or anytime you want a low fat pumpkin treat.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

I typically gravitate to warm fruit desserts, berry custards, or bread puddings, so naturally a Flaugnarde of mixed berried (Clafoutis) has my name all over it. The perfect ending to any meal.

Flaugnarde of Mixed Berries (Clafoutis)

What can be cuter than mini turkey meatloaf cupcakes topped with skinny mashed potato "frosting". A family friendly meal everyone will love (and no one will guess there are vegetables hiding in the meatloaf)!

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting

A quick, fabulous side dish made with teeny tiny mini potatoes and fresh garden herbs such as rosemary made on the stove or roasted on the grill. Minimal effort with excellent results.

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary

Super easy golden cheddar biscuits drizzled with garlic parsley butter. Make sure you have some company to enjoy these with, or you'll be tempted to eat them all!

Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.

Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

A simple rice dish with sweet peas baked in the oven. Perfect as a side for grilled shrimp or chicken. Adding vegetables to your rice, allows you to have a larger portion for less points and adds fiber.

Baked Rice and Peas

Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey? Baked croquettes are a perfect way to use your leftover turkey and mashed potatoes!

Baked Turkey Croquettes