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Homemade French Fries + Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

French fries, we can't quit you. Shoestring, steak-cut and everything in between, the deep-fried spud is the starch of our dreams, which is why we're obsessed with this recipe for homemade fries with garlic aioli dipping sauce from Waiting on Martha. Fresh-cut Idaho potatoes are cooked to your preference and given a generous sprinkling of salt, pepper, fry seasoning and cayenne. Let me repeat: garlic aioli dipping sauce. If that's not enough to you...

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Asian Milk Bread

You've likely spotted these golden bundles of joy at Asian bakeries, beckoning you with promises of the most light and fluffy bread you'll ever taste. Here's the secret: you can make it at home, and it's easier than you think. Judy Leung of The Woks of Life came up with this amazing recipe that's no more complicated than a typical yeast bread recipe, and you don't even need a bread machine! Left to our own devices, we'd devour the entire loaf by...

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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...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Sweet and spicy is a combination that never gets old. It's probably also not a combination you've tried with your cranberry sauce. Tell that jiggly store-bought canned stuff to move aside and try this crazy easy yet heavy on the yummy recipe that takes cranberries to a whole new level. It's a sauce with a kick and seriously dreams are made of this stuff.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Sriracha Green Beans with Candied Bacon

I was so not a fan of anything even remotely green growing up. Alas my mom never made green like this. Bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to green beans. And so does sriracha sauce. This unexpected combo of sweet and spicy is the Thanksgiving jam. But don't take our word for it. Try these gussied up beans this coming holiday. Your mouth and your guests will thank you.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

If we could sustain ourselves on potatoes, especially those of the mashed variety, we totally would. It's practically its own food group around these parts. And now this classic as classic can be Thanksgiving side is getting a fresh twist. Think caramelized onion and the gruyere cheese and then feast your eyes on this...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cider Gravy

Beef up that famous Thanksgiving condiment with a little something sweet. This Cider Gravy is totally #winning in our book. If you don't mind the sweet, you can increase the apple cider, decreasing the broth. If you don't love the idea of sweetness, you can decrease it and replace with more broth. That's the beauty of this delicious gravy. That and you can totally make it ahead of time. Another major plus.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Any way you spin it, stuffing is amazing. Comfort food at its finest. And with the addition of cornbread and chicken apple sausage, it makes for a dish that rivals the almighty turkey. Wow your loved ones with this stuffing gone fab. It's a sure fire crowd pleaser and even better the next day. So be prepared to squirrel some away for turkey sandwich leftovers.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes

It's a known fact that mashed potatoes are one of the first things to go at the Thanksgiving table. No matter how much you prepare, they're gone before you can say pass the gravy. That is until you make these little ditties. Meet Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes. They have all the delicious ingredients of a traditional baked potato, but all smashed together into a little pile of goodness. And they're just as...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Mustard Creme

We have our sights set on traditional Thanksgiving sides with a yummy, unique twist. Think gussied up versions of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce...even gravy and it's all starting with these brussels sprouts. A sprinkle of bacon, a dash of garlic and a drizzle of mustard creme. It's melt in your mouth delicious and guaranteed to make even the least likely of brussels sprout lovers fast fans.

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Twist on the Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the trend of "friendsgiving" is still going strong, we wanted to share this super duper easy stuffing recipe that anyone can make! I always stress about bringing something to a dinner party...especially Thanksgiving. I want it to taste good, look good and be memorable. This is a dish that will take no longer than 20 minutes from start to finish and adds a little kick to the regular...

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Kicked Up Condiments

I remember this french fry place in San Francisco that had like 30 different dipping sauces. Oh the joy of narrowing that down to my top 5 as I placed my order...one delicious dunking tank after another. Well today, we're making our own little dips of heaven. From Bloody Mary Ketchup to Bourbon Honey Mustard, these dips will crank up any dish your cooking. And for those of you looking for the...

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Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Parmesan Polenta

Come January, I find myself craving comfort food. Something cozy and warm, but nutritious to help balance those holiday indulgences. As things wind down, I also appreciate recipes that are easy to whip up on a whim. This meal totally fits the bill - the mushrooms are a tasty alternative to meat and the polenta adds the bulk you may crave to fight the cold. For more recipes, head on over to ...

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Easy Green Bean Casserole

Up until I was 12 years of age I survived solely on white food. And by white food I mean chicken fingers, noodles (hold the sauce) and plain rice. Truly. How I didn't perish from scurvy is beyond me. But I swear, Brown Eyed Baker's grean bean casserole is one that even my 12 year old self would have devoured. Bonus? They taste like you slaved over the stove for days, but they're actually...

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DIY Mini Bread Wreaths

If you're feeling fancy this Thanksgiving, you should consider impressing your guests with these mini bread wreaths (hint: it's much easier than you'd think!) The best part? You could make these tonight, freeze them for the next week and pop em in the oven day of. Move over dinner rolls, there's a new player in town! Photography:...

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce, much like my beloved mashed potatoes, is one of those Thanksgiving staples that can completely make or break the meal. A good cranberry sauce is absolutely essential, but who has the time for elaborate over-the-top homemade versions? We know how easy it is to grab a can and run with it, but I swear we have something that's ALMOST as simple and FAR more delicious. And you know...

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Mouth-Watering Make Ahead Stuffing

There seems to be a common thread linking the masses these days: we're all busy. Really busy. And when it comes down to Thanksgiving, all we really want to do is relax with our families. But the good news is that you can have it both ways! An elaborate, exquisite, delicious Thanksgiving that's relaxing to boot? We've uncovered some of the best festive recipes around that can largely be made beforehand. This stuffing? It's mouth-watering. Prep everything beforehand and simply assemble...

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Perfect Easy Mashed Potatoes

Surprisingly, mashed potatoes are one of those things that can go very wrong, very quickly. Whether they're too lumpy, too creamy, or far too dry, as a self proclaimed mashed potato nut, there's not much else that ruins a good meal like sub-par taters. Over the last little while we've made it our mission to uncover the best of the best. And, honestly, this version is SO easy, SO stress free, and basically bordering on perfection. You can't go wrong! Photography: ...

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Make-Ahead Gravy

Let's face it, it's not physically possible, nor should it be legal, to ingest delicious turkey without loading on the gravy first. And because nobody wants to slave over a stove while their living room is filled with family, we found a super simple, over-the top delicious recipe that can be (mostly) made a day ahead! Photography:...

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Sweet Potato Au Gratin from Waiting on Martha

So I'm not sure if you knew this, but on Thanksgiving calories don't count. It's true. I double checked. And that's especially good news because Waiting on Martha's recipe for sweet potato au gratin is anything but low fat. With layers of cheese and cream and all sorts of incredible delicious goodness. But I swear it's worth every calorie laden bite. My stomach's rumbling already.

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