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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

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

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties are so good, you'll want to make sure you have extras next time you make mashed potatoes!!

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties

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

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 Custard (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

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

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Pumpkin Ice Cream – All the flavors you love about pumpkin pie, only frozen! This sherbet is creamy and perfectly spiced, made with milk, pumpkin puree, and spices.

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!

Spinach and Butternut Squash Salad with Gorgonzola

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

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

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

Cranberry sauce is a must on my holiday table for Thanksgiving. This simple sauce is sweetened with pineapples to reduce the amount sugar of added.

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

A simple yet elegant salad, easy enough to enjoy as a quick lunch or extravagant enough to make it to your holiday table. Each bite you take will give you a burst of flavor from the pomegranate arils.

Arugula with Pomegranates, Blue Cheese and Pistachios

Coconut milk, curry, cumin and other Indian spices really compliment the flavor of the butternut squash in this savory soup. This may be my new favorite way to eat butternut squash.

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite.

Creamed Spinach

Here's a great way to make broccoli if you are tired of making it the same old way. Roasting broccoli with garlic creates a sweet, nutty delicious flavor and the aroma that wafts through your kitchen will make everyone asking when's dinner ready.

Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic

I was never a big fan of brussels sprouts until I tasted my friend Nicole's sautéed recipe. She shreds them first and then sautés them in garlic and oil which really allows the seasoning to flavor every bite. This would make a nice Thanksgiving side dish.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish usually made with Arborio rice. It can be a little time consuming but it's worth it. This is a dish that will impress guests. I used Baby Bella mushrooms, but you can use crimini, portobello, porcini or a combination of all three.

Mushroom Risotto