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12 Classic Thanksgiving Sides with a Twist

We all have our favorite go-to recipes for Thanksgiving, but sometimes a little refresh is in order. With a small twist on tradition, those classic potatoes, cranberries, greens and stuffing will reach a whole new level of scrumptious.  Meet a line-up of 12 side dishes that are packed with unique flavor and destined to be the shining stars of your Thanksgiving table. Guaranteed.

Unique Thanksgiving Sides
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Backyard Celebration in Layers of Pink

This backyard soiree is truly special – a mix of traditional elegance, layers of pink, and evening ambiance. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the christening of a little lady as cute as they come. And celebrate they did with beautiful flowers by Alamo Plants and Petals, decor by LUXE Event Decor and images by Beloved PhotographyClick here for more!

From the Jacey the hostess … On Saturday October 18th, 2014, Olivia was baptized at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville, Texas by the same minister who married Tony and me. The ceremony was attended by our immediate family and Olivia’s wonderful godparents. That night, we celebrated Olivia’s christening with those who are dearest to our hearts. Beloved Photography captured the ceremony and the party with the most beautiful photos! LUXE Event Decor provided the stunning and gorgeous tents and decorations. Deborah was amazing to work with and she made this a party we will never forget. Alamo Plants and Petals did the drop dead gorgeous flowers. Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe made the world’s most delicious and beautiful cake. Tim the Girl Catering made the mouthwatering food and drinks. All in all, it was one of the most special days of our lives and Olivia had the most precious day being baptized and celebrating with her family and friends.

Floral Design: Alamo Plants & Petals | Cake: Betty Jane's Bake Shoppe | Catering: Tim The Girl | Photographer : Beloved Photography | Rentals: Luxe Event Decor

Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

Stuffing is synonymous with Thanksgiving. So much so that we’ve tried just about every version out there, including this Sausage Cornbread Stuffing. But you know what? Buttermilk Biscuits were seriously made for this dish. No doubt about it. Friends, meet your new favorite Thanksgiving recipe – Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing. You all are going to be fast friends.

Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing
prep time
30 Minute/s
cook time
1 Hour/s 5 Minute/s
total time
1 Hour/s 35 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1 package of buttermilk biscuits, cooked
  • 1 package bacon
  • 3 shallots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bunch chopped scallion
  • 4 fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 5 fresh sprigs of thyme, stems removed
  • 2.5c chicken stock (divided)
  • 1/2c heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • salt/pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter 8x8 pan.
  3. In a skillet or the microwave, cook bacon until crisp.
  4. Set aside on paper towel lined plate. Remove most of the bacon grease, keeping about 1T in the pan.
  5. Saute shallots and celery with salt and pepper in pan, until shallots become opaque, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add herbs, cook for about 1 minute.
  7. Cut bacon into bite size pieces.
  8. Break biscuits into large chunks, about 1-2"
  9. Combine biscuits, bacon and herb/vegetable mixture in a large bowl.
  10. In a small bowl, combine the chicken stock. Fold in the liquid mixture. In the same small bowl combine the rest of the stock and the eggs and stir until eggs are incorporated.
  11. Pour over your biscuit mixture.
  12. Use a fork to allow the mixture to seep thru. Cover with foil.
  13. Bake on the middle rack for 35 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes on the top rack until browned and crisp.