Cajun cornbread stuffing

Ever since my conversion to a stuffing-lover a few years ago, after discovering that this dish doesn’t have to be a soggy mess full of terrifying giblet chunks, I’ve been meaning to try out a Southern-inspired cornbread stuffing. Although I do love the savory herb-iness of typical Thanksgiving fare, this holiday could definitely use a…

Garlic mashed potatoes

I have to thank my dearest best friend Caitlin for the inspiration for this dish, and also Alton Brown for teaching me the wonders of garlic-infused cream. Caitlin, as a vegetable-hating vegetarian you puzzle me, but this recipe is a tribute to your love for everything full of carbs, cream, and cheese. It can also…

Grandma’s blueberry-rhubarb pie

And now, for the grandest grand finale of any successful holiday meal! – In the Skaalure family, at least. This recipe is apparently an oddball in the pie world, but I’m convinced that this pie-anomaly is as good as it gets. I know that strawberry-rhubarb is the classic combination, and if you feel like it,…

Homemade green bean casserole

Green bean casserole has always been one of my favorite dishes. However, in recent years, I’ve developed a distaste for using processed or prepared foods. Canned grean beans? Campbell’s cream of mushroom? French’s fried onions? No, no, and no. Not in my kitchen! I briefly considered buying some fried onion topping from Sunflower, but then…

Roasted brussels sprouts with pistachios

This was by far the easiest Thanksgiving dish of them all, and it definitely received its fair share of compliments! This one was also from the New York Times Vegetarian Thanksgiving blog, but I adapted it a decent amount, enough to claim it for myself, I think. I never really thought of brussels sprouts as…

Apple and walnut stuffing

I suppose the appropriate term would be ‘dressing’ in this case, because it’s not actually stuffed inside of anything – except for my belly, of course. For the past several years, this has been my stuffing of choice. I asked Aaron if he was interested in trying something new, like a cornbread stuffing (I will…

Mushroom gravy

I love Thanksgiving, because it gives me an excuse to make a delicious homemade vegetarian feast! I had a little help this year from my boyfriend Aaron and my sister Shannon, who was visiting from Texas. With the three of us vegetarians salivating in the kitchen, we decided to go all out and make 6…

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast!

Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday! And it is definitely a chance to show off the versatility, not to mention sheer deliciousness, of vegetarian cooking. Below you’ll find a list of dishes that I made this year to contribute to a much larger feast, and necessary additions could include mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce (NOT from…