Spinach Apple Salad with Honey Cider Dressing

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Crisp baby spinach, spring mix lettuces, tart apples, sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and the ultimate honey cider salad dressing are combined to create a fantastic Spinach Apple Salad.

Spinach and Apple Salad in shallow white bowl with napkin

I made this salad three times within a month the first time I made it. And in the years since then, this salad has made frequent appearances in my home.

Spinach Apple Salad

The Honey Cider Dressing is wonderfully tangy and sweet and the combination of those flavors with the rest of the Spinach Apple Salad immediately made this one of my all-time favorite salads.

And that says something because this parsley salad with oranges and the apple walnut salad with blueberries are big favorites too. There’s just something unforgettable about a fresh salad filled with fruits and tossed in a tangy sweet dressing.

I was determined to serve this with my Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago. So, I played with several different ways to make the salad in advance and still keep the apples fresh.

(Like most people I know, making as many of the Thanksgiving dishes as possible in advance keeps me the happiest!)

Everything I tried initially, changed the flavor of the salad too much. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar did the trick and after 36 hours in the fridge, the salad still had apples that were crisp, white, and tasting like fresh apples.

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Honey Apple Cider Vine

Turkey Pot Pie [+Video]

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Turkey Pot Pie [+Video]

Turkey pot pie is all the comfort you could imagine bundled in the most perfectly golden crust. It is creamy, full of veggies and perfect for leftover turkey.

Our chicken pot pie was one of our biggest posts last year. We had so many emails around Thanksgiving about using leftover turkey instead of chicken that we decided a turkey pot pie needed it’s own place on the blog.

We are making everything from scratch. From the flaky crust to the turkey and vegetable filling, it’s all homemade and we are going to walk you through each step.

A baked turkey pot pie with a slice removed. The crust is a golden brown and you can see the creamy filling with peas, carrots and turkey. Two forks are next to the pie.

It took me a while to figure out the perfect crust for a savory pie that was hardy enough to hold up under the filling but still fall apart flaky delicious. Once I figured that out and the consistency of the filling, the best pot recipe ever came to be. Now we are doing a turkey version and you’re going to love it!

Ingredients for Turkey Pot Pie

The ingredients list for this recipe might look long at first glance, but you will probably have most them on hand already. Make a stop in the produce section and grab a few fresh veggies and herbs, and you’ll be all set! And don’t forget the turkey! I love to use the leftovers from our oven roasted turkey, but you could use whatever cooked turkey you like best.

 

Here is your ingredient list:

Crust

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Ice Water

Filling

  • Turkey
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Savory
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Thyme
  • Chicken Broth
  • Whole Milk

Egg Wash

  • Egg
  • Water
The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

Corn Pudding Casserole

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Corn Pudding is beloved throughout my family. I grew up eating my mom’s corn pudding for every holiday and plenty of Sunday dinners in between.

My siblings and I have been known to sneak the leftover corn casserole out of my mom’s house and I’ll even admit to “accidentally” bringing home my sister’s share of the leftovers (along with mine) once upon a time.

Corn Pudding Casserole is a classic comfort food! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Corn pudding is a nostalgic dish for me, for sure, as perhaps it is for you. But if you’ve never tried it before, or if it’s been a few years, I know you’ll be as pleased with this side dish as I am.

Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is especially popular in the American south. It’s become widely eaten all over the United States not only because it’s delicious but because of how easy and inexpensive it (or “puddin’ corn” as it’s sometimes called in the south) is to make!

This is not a pudding in the dessert sense, although it is sweet. Corn pudding is more like a cross between a savory custard and a dish of warm creamed corn.

My favorite way to serve corn pudding is with turkey, chicken, or ham, along with green beans, and boiled baby potatoes.

Corn Pudding Casserole

My mom’s classic recipe includes a box of cornbread mix, as does just about every other corn casserole recipe I’ve seen. I started playing with the recipe, determined to come up with a version that didn’t require that boxed mix.

Jiffy Corn Pudding Casserole

This simple side dish is rich, creamy, sweet corn deliciousness that is unforgettable. My kids begged for seconds and would have happily eaten even more.

Even though I didn’t reach for the prepackaged box of Jiffy cornbread mix, this corn pudding tasted just as good as my mom’s. In fact, to be honest, I think it tastes even better.

If you haven’t tasted it before, you might be cringing at the thought of combining corn with anything and then calling it pudding, but I’m telling you that it works. Not one person I have ever served this to has failed to love it.

Southern Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon

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Tender green beans, baby potatoes, smoky bacon, and sweet onions are perfectly combined in this irresistibly classic southern side dish.

Green beans, potatoes, and bacon in white baking dish with blue rim

Southern Green Beans

It goes without saying we are a meat and potatoes kind of family. Adventurous eaters with tastebuds that favor the southwest, but put a classic, filling meal on the table and my crew of boys are ready to dive in

I served these Southern Green Beans and Potatoes along with our favorite Crispy Oven Baked Chicken. It was the perfect pairing, because the chicken finished cooking just as the potatoes were tender. The meal was a hit with my whole family.

When my friend Melissa (of Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen) told me she was writing a cookbook, I told her I wanted to be first on her list to review it. When I received my advance copy I couldn’t stop flipping through it and drooling over everything.

The cookbook, Melissa’s Southern Kitchen, was released a few years ago and you can find it here on Amazon or countless other retailers. I have loved cooking so many of the family recipes that she shared.

Whether you are looking for a full Sunday dinner or a casual weeknight supper, there is a recipe here for every occasion.

With recipes like Melissa’s unforgettable Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BLT Macaroni Salad, Pecan Praline Baked Brie, and so many others, I have had a lot of fun trying these recipes.

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Asparagus Skillet

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This Asparagus Skillet is a delightful combination of sweet potatoes, fresh corn, asparagus, and bacon with a drizzle of balsamic.

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Asparagus Skillet

This was something unexpected that I pulled together for a dinner side dish a few years ago, using odds and ends from the refrigerator. It was one of those nights where I stood there staring just waiting for inspiration. As if I expected a meal to magically appear.

So I started pulling out things that just need to be used up, a random ear of corn, a few strips of bacon (what were those doing left alone, that NEVER happens) a bundle of asparagus that was looking just a tad sad along with some sweet potatoes on the verge of sprouting.

What resulted was a skillet full of magic. I know that sounds like I am exaggerating but I promise you I am not. This dish is so good it qualifies as a company coming over meal.

Slightly browned sweet potatoes, salty bacon pieces, fresh corn cooked just until warm, and asparagus that is tender and still just a little bit crisp are all tossed together with just a drizzle of balsamic to make this Asparagus, Bacon, Corn, and Sweet Potato Skillet.

I enjoyed the sweet and salty mix of the potatoes and the bacon combined with the crunch of the fresh vegetables. This is a great mix of textures and flavors. My kids liked this so much, that my oldest asked for seconds. Seconds of a vegetable side dish?

While I intended for this to be a side dish because I served it with some grilled chicken that night. This dish has a spot in our regular lineup. And I have been known to double and triple the recipe and call it the entire meal.

Kitchen Tip: I use this skillet, this bowl, and this spatula to make this recipe.

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