15 Side Dishes to Comfort On Thanksgiving Day

Check out 15 Side Dishes to Comfort on Thanksgiving Day

by Monica Marino at Foodie.com

We’re excited to host Thanksgiving this year! My husband is deep frying a Turkey for the first time ever, and we can’t wait to spend time with family and some of our close neighbors.  We have a lot to prepare for in the days ahead.  I’ll soon be off to LA on a quick work trip and have been scourging the Internet for tasty dishes to add to our menu.  Since side dishes are an integral part of Thanksgiving enjoyment, this month’s curated collection for foodie.com focuses on comforting sides to complement the Turkey.  From Southern mac & cheese to sweet potatoes with burbon and maple – there is something in this collection for every palate.

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving friends!

This post is sponsored by FOODIE by MODE Media.  Opinions, as always, are my own.


Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas tree has arrived at Rockefeller center. Lights are twinkling on city streets and subway-musicians are signing carols.  We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving next week, but it’s certainly beginning to feel like Christmas in New York City.  And it is truly a magical place to be during the holiday season.

Radio City Music Hall

My whole clan was excited to head over to Radio City Music Hall to catch a matinée performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show

The production was joyfully mesmerizing for us all.  The precisions, syncronicity and elaborate costume changes of the Rockettes are incredible – and the kids were delighted to see Clara in the Nutcracker scene, complete with dancing stuffed animals.  The show is truly magical to see with littles – our’s ohhed and ahhed at the Wooden Soldiers scene, the ice skaters, beautiful effects and live camels.  The kids were elated with the Dancing Santas, and I found the finale, The Living Nativity scene to be quite moving.

Our experience was definitely elevated by having the chance to interact with the Rockettes in the famed Roxy Room.  Both of the children were wowed by this special pre-show press event.  We were also thrilled to leave with a lovely picture with Santa as a special keepsake of our unforgettable day.  The Radio City show was a true treat for our family and one that we are certain will remain a cherished family holiday memory.

radio city rockettesRadio City Christmas Spectacular Rockette

Spectacular indeed.

Special thanks to The Radio City Christmas Spectacular team for an incredible experience.  Opinions, as always, are my own.


The Holiday Card {Minted Giveaway}

Minted Holiday Cards

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Homemade Holiday

JoAnn Fabric Bag with Purchase

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Thanksgiving Turkey Gratitude Jar

Thanksgiving crafts with kids gratitude turkey mason jar

Thank you Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect for sponsoring this post.  Content and opinions, as always, are my own. We all want our kids to have a spirit of gratitude – during the Holidays and year-round.  Fun family projects can help to facilitate discussions of thanks in tangible ways that make sense to […]

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LeapFrog LeapBand – Activity Band for Kids

LeapFrog Kids Activity Tracker

Many of our adult friends are hooked on their wearable activity tracking devices – and we’ve been curious about the new technology developed for children. After meeting with LeapFrog over the summer to learn about the LeapFrog LeapBand ($39.99) – a wrist-device that combines fun, health education and fitness – we were interested in seeing […]

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