This is our new favorite holiday dessert: No-Cook Pumpkin Chocolate Icebox Pie recipe < Scrumptious Pumpkin Desserts - Sunset.com
I don't like plain mashed potatoes on a holiday so I make mine 50-50 potatoes and celery root and then stir in a little sour cream & butter when mashing them. It gives them a bit of a holiday specialness but without being too fussy.
And my favorite autumn side dish, holiday or not, is roasted root vegetables. Chop some carrots, parsnips, turnips, a small peeled rutabaga, a few red-skinned potatoes, and a shallot or two into 1-inch chunks. Toss with some olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, and plenty of fresh chopped thyme or rosemary -- or both! Pour into a shallow baking dish (veggies should be as close to a single layer as possible) and bake at 400 for about 40 minutes until the veggies are tender & browned. The carmelization adds a bit of natural sweetness to the vegetables. These are addictive, even people who claim to hate various veggies in it end up gobbling this up!
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Thanks for that info on the roasted root veggies. I want to try parsnips and turnips again but not a fan and this seems like something I could get on board with.
I don't like pumpkin pie, so this year I'm making a dessert for me! I found this apple dump cake recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it is freakin' amazing! Super easy to make too!
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