Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Buttered Pecans & Pomegranate Seeds

Roasted squash is such a good holiday side dish because it’s easy and automatically festive. With just a few more simple touches, it can be one of the best dishes on the table.

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Roasted Turkey Breast with Purple Potatoes & Pomegranate Gastrique

Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family and I start getting more and more festive with our everyday dinners. Why not enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving all throughout the month, instead of just one day? I usually spend November incorporating holiday dishes into our meals so that by the time Thanksgiving is actually here, we have tested different flavors and know exactly what we want on our table.

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Roasted Carrots & Parsnips with Sweet Apple Glaze and Whipped Goat Cheese

I love roasting vegetables. There’s something about the slight caramelization combined with the perfect amount of seasoning that is irresistible. Another plus: it’s really easy. When I’m cooking for myself on a busy weekday, there’s nothing easier than prepping whatever vegetables are in my fridge and throwing them in the oven. Set a timer and in 20-30 minutes dinner is served (well, part of it at least). I roast a lot of vegetables for the holidays as well. “No muss-no fuss” is the way to go when you’re cooking for a large group of people.

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