Butternut Squash Gratin ~ A Guest Post From Life Currents

Butternut Squash Gratin recipe - a guest post on itsyummi.com from Debi at Life Currents

While I’m gone this week, I’ve got a few blogging friends helping me out by sharing some fabulous recipes with you. This butternut squash gratin recipe was created by my friend Debi, from the blog, Life Currents.

Debi has some amazing recipes on her website, so I hope you’ll swing over and check some of them out! This side dish she’s created looks absolutely delicious. I’m a big fall squash lover as it is, but I think the addition of leeks, cream, and cheese just take it to a whole new level of flavor and deliciousness. I think it would be a perfect side dish to serve with my heart healthy garlic roasted chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe ~ a guest post by Debi from Life Currents, on ItsYummi.com

Thanks so much for helping to “feed” my readers, Debi. OK… it’s time for some of Debi’s deliciousness! Just click over to itsyummi.com to get the recipe

How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Get tips and a recipe to learn how to make the perfect mashed potatoes. Creamy and no lumps! Thanksgiving dinner will be changed forever!

In the great big world of side dish recipes, mashed potatoes are king. At least they are if you ask the good folks at the potato association. They say that the average American eats approximately 142 pounds of potatoes a year, and  especially on Thanksgiving! Next to making the perfect turkey or herb roasted chicken, I think carb-loaded side dishes make or break the meal. Seriously. Have you ever lifted a spoon full of mashed potatoes at Aunt Betty’s Thanksgiving table and felt like you were lifting wet concrete? Or you slid the spoon into your mouth and suddenly felt like you were eating wallpaper paste? Happy Thanksgiving meal memories are not made this way, people! I’m protesting the nasty side dishes! I’m going to give you my tips on how to make perfect mashed potatoes. With this simple information at your disposal, nobody will be able to associate Thanksgiving horror stories around your food!

Learn how to make perfect mashed potatoes- from ItsYummi.com

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables recipe - cauliflower, grape tomatoes and white cannellini beans are seasoned with tumeric, sweet paprika, and cumin. A great vegetarian dish for meatless Monday or as a side with chicken or lamb!

Food blogger’s dilemma: I cooked up an incredibly delicious pan of roasted vegetables, but then I couldn’t think of what to name the recipe. Indian spiced cauliflower?  No, because there are cherry tomatoes and white beans in the recipe, too. Besides, just saying “Indian spiced” doesn’t tell you that there’s earthy tumeric, sweet paprika, and spicy cumin in the blend.  But you know what? Calling this dish Indian spiced roasted vegetables is much easier and slips off of the tongue better than “roasted cauliflower, tomatoes, and beans with incredibly yummi blend of tumeric, paprika, and cumin”. You’re with me on this, right?

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables Recipe- from ItsYummi.com

Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice Recipe - Made in a slow cooker & kicked up with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. SO delicious!

Sticky rice is typically found in Asian dishes, but this version has been kicked up southern style with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Taken a step further, it’s a snap to make in a slow cooker. Come on in to my virtual kitchen and CLICK HERE to get the yummi recipe for this Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice.