Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Side Dishes’

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce + Hazelnut

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce and Hazelnut

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, if you’re anything like me, I bet you’ve been scouring the internet for new side dish ideas.

Of course there are the ever-present sides on our holiday table, like butternut squash puree, some variant of stuffing (cornbread-based stuffing seems to be everyone’s favorite), and some form of bean casserole (usually green bean casserole, but for some reason that hasn’t been such a hit for the past couple of years). And Brussels sprouts, which is my dad’s contribution to our meal; my mom hates them and refuses to go near them, but since they’re a favorite of his, my dad takes on the challenge to come up with a new recipe for them every year. Sometimes he’ll make them braised, but if I’m really lucky, the sprouts get roasted. (more…)

How to Make Butternut Squash Purée

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving I tried to hide from my mom the fact that my plate was bereft of squash. (Not veggies, mind you, just squash…the nemesis to my 10-year-old self.) My mom didn’t miss a beat though. Before I knew what had happened, she’d have spooned a “no thank you” helping onto my plate that to me felt very much like a “thank you, I loved it so much I think I’ll take seconds”-sized helping.

Now I do love squash and don’t mind a second helping. (more…)

Mushrooms in Cream

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Mushrooms in Cream Over Risotto

When I’m in the mood for mushrooms, garlic and thyme is usually my favorite way to go.  In this recipe, I took it to the next step flavor-wise, by deglazing the pan with white wine and adding cream. (more…)

Creamed Onions

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010


One of the perks of food blogging is all the creative and thoughtful gifts that people bestow once they find out about your blog. I’ve received wonderful things like fresh, home-grown produce, exotic spices, and unique baked goods (you wouldn’t believe how tasty potato chip cookies are!). Despite all these treats, I think my favorite gifts are heirloom recipes. This particular recipe is a holiday tradition that comes from my grandfather on my mom’s side. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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