Cook up 3 amazing sides for Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingMealWho doesn’t love stuffing themselves on Thanksgiving as long as we know the difference between stuffing and dressing. With these simple retakes on classic recipes you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends being thankful for what truly matters. Performing arts takes on new meaning when these dishes are showcased at your table.


  1. Tyler Florence’s – Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing.

Incorporating the flavorful and textured delight of cornbread makes this stuffing especially full flavored in addition to the sweetness of the caramelized onions and savory salute of fresh sage.  Find this delicious delight over at our foody friends, the Food Network

Tyler’s Stuffing Recipe


2. Aunt Chelle’s Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Mac & Cheese is not only a comfort food staple, it’s also an easy go to for the little ones that have a demanding taste for the simpler foods in life. Prep this mouth watering, three cheese extravaganza in 10 mins for an almost hands free addition to your turkey day culinary feast. Recipe courtesy of Michelle Jones at

Aunt Chelle’s Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese


3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash and Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette

Aside from the mouthful of a title, you’ll be thanking yourself for making this dynamo of flavors. Packed with nutrition and taste, the roasted vegetables bring out the earthy connection of the squash and brussels sprouts combined with the zesty cranberries which speak to the traditions of the holiday fest.

Find the Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash and Dried Cranberries w/ Dijon Vinaigrette here.

You can always stop by our site Van Wezel Blog where you can refer to these recipes in the future. In addition to Concerts, Comedy and Broadway, we think being well fed is the best way to enjoy a good performing arts show.

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