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Green Bean Casserole with Smoked Cheddar and Fennel

After first publishing this Green Bean Casserole recipe a few years ago, it instantly became one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. It’s an easy recipe, and can be prepped in advance. I’m republishing it today in honor of the woman who invented the green bean casserole, Dorcas Reilly, who passed away last week at age 92.

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Whole Garlic Heads for Roasting

Gratitude and Garlic

Instead of focusing on what I couldn’t eat, I came up with up with something else I love, and simply chose to make that a part of the holiday. It’s now one of my favorite parts of the holiday meal.

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scallion cucumber raita with fresh pomegranate anvils

Scallion-Cucumber Raita with Fresh Pomegranate Arils

Raita is a side dish in Indian cuisine that is meant to cool the palate and soothe the stomach after eating the spicy main course. Prep the ingredients in advance and mix in just a few minutes before serving for a crisp and refreshing side dish to your festive platters.

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