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10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

November  8, 2014

Pull out your sweaters and scarves -- November is finally here. You’re officially looking for any excuse to crack open your oven and invite warmth into the kitchen for the oncoming festivities and Thanksgiving feasts. This month you loved herby root vegetables, cooked any which way, and craved homey breads, nutty Brussels sprouts, and hearty one-pot dishes. Your favorite warm, robust ingredients -- like sage, kale, and apples -- showed up on your plates night after night.

These recipes fit in nicely with your holiday meal planning needs; most can be made in advance, and all of them will please a crowd. They're perfect for gatherings with friends and family -- just be sure to have a good cocktail recipe handy, too.

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread by Jennifer Perillo

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Strata with Sausage and Greens by Merrill Stubbs


Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing by Kendra Vaculin


Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple with Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage by Kendra Vaculin 


Red Pepper and Cauliflower Chowder by Kendra Vaculin 


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears and Pistachios by Bevi


Pear and Almond Cake by Sarah Jampel


Warming Red Pozole by monkey mom


Kale Pesto Orecchiette by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast


Apple Cheddar Muffins by fiveandspice

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Charlotte S. November 9, 2014
These all look amazing! Can't wait to try the Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread and Apple Cheddar Muffins in particular!

More fall deliciousness here.. http://thanksgivingdinnerrecipes.blogspot.com
Shelley M. November 8, 2014
I can attest to the goodness of the apple cheddar muffins.