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Loaded Potato Soup

This Loaded Potato Soup Recipe is the perfect comfort food this winter — chock full of chunky russet and red potatoes, onions, carrots and celery. Some people call this a loaded baked potato soup, but the potatoes aren’t actually baked. We’re topping this creamy potato soup with a heart-stopping handful of bacon bits, green onions …

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Swedish Beets with Horseradish Cream

This recipe for Swedish Beets and Horseradish Cream is delicious served with either a prime rib for Christmas, or as a side at your Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. We made this with prime rib at our good friend’s home in Portland, Oregon, and it’s a delicious accompaniment to your roasted meats thanks to that delicious horseradish …

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Smoked Turkey with Cajun Spices

This smoked turkey with Cajun Spices is the perfect way to impress your guests on the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday. This recipe was prepared on the Big Green Egg smoker, but you can use a pellet grill, such as the Green Mountain Grills or Traeger, or any other kind of smoker if you like. The …

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Turkey Gravy

A good turkey gravy recipe is essential to your holiday repertoire. Although my mother-in-law usually takes the honors for making the holiday gravy, she’s never written down the recipe — which we need her to do! In the meantime, as we work on getting the secret, this is our second-best recipe, haha! The key to …

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Carrot Cake recipe with cream cheese frosting will become a staple in your kitchen. In fact, this recipe is our No. 1 hit on our Chef Tips YouTube channel, with almost 4 million views and counting! It’s easy to understand why it’s such a hit. It’s moist, easy to make, and who can resist …

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a great side dish to any meal and they are so easy to make. If you can’t find the petite baby potatoes, any variety of potato will work! I often prepare this garlic roasted potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas either in lieu or in addition to my garlic mashed potatoes. These …

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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic & Sherry

This fresh sautéed green beans recipe is lightly seasoned with my garlic-shallot puree and sherry wine for an easy side dish during the holidays. It’s also a great way to sneak some greens into your daily meals! To cook fresh green beans, first wash and pat them dry, then remove the tough stem ends. After …