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Tuesday Recipes: Thanksgiving Vegetables, Sprouts and Squash

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, it is time to start planning! Whether you are hosting for a group of 12 or a party of two, there are easy ways to ensure that your entire meal goes off without a hitch: plan ahead. Here we share our best tips and recipes for Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes that everyone will love. Browse through more recipes on our blog by clicking: here.

Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Do you think that you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts? Think again. When these petite cabbages are roasted, they develop a nutty, sweet flavor that will leave even the pickiest eaters asking for more!

Prep time: 10 minutes • Total time: 1 hour • Servings: 4 (for larger groups, simply scale the recipe up)


  • 2 small red onions, sliced into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pints Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
Stoneware Baking Sheet
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss onions with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread onions on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast until translucent, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In same bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Add to baking sheet with onions, and toss to combine. Roast, tossing occasionally, until vegetables are tender and caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes.

Butternut Squash With Sage

Creamy, nutty, and good for you, too.  Butternut squash may look daunting, but it is really quite easy to make. This recipe is a sure winner with little prep time.

Prep Time: 10 minutes • Total Time: 20 minutes • Servings: 4 (for larger crowds, scale the recipe up)

Sage and Thyme Herb Markers Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)

  1. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add butternut squash. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until squash is lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add 1/4 cup water, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, and cook until squash is fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Toss with sage, and enjoy!
Harvest Basket Shelf Rack

What are your favorite harvest vegetable recipes for Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments!

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Made in the USA: Picture Perfect Kitchen Textiles

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Coordinate your country kitchen with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s pretty kitchen textile collections, made right here in the USA. Our unique designs add charm and functionality to your kitchen. Any of these kitchen accents would make great gift ideas, too. All of our hot pads and pot holders will protect your counters and your hands due to their heat resistant backing. Sachets are filled with various scents and spices that will produce a lovely aroma in a kitchen pantry or cupboard.

Kitty in the Garden

This svelte black feline peers amongst hollyhocks and sunflowers on a bright spring day.

Pair our Kitty Garden Hot Pad and Kitty Garden Sachet for a purr-fect addition to your kitchen. The Kitty Garden Potholder pulls the entire look together.

For added charm, each of these darling kitchen accents are made right here in the USA.

Kitty Garden Spice Sachet

Kitty Garden Hot Pad

Kitty Garden Pot Holder

The Welcoming Pineapple

The traditional colonial symbol for hospitality, these pineapples will make your family and friends feel welcome in your kitchen. Pair our Pineapple Potholder and Pineapple Sachet for a thoughtful and traditional addition to your kitchen.

Pineapple Potholder

Pineapple Sachet

Bold Red For Every Season

Gingerly perched on a branch, this Cardinal rides out the winter dreaming of the warmer weather of next year. “In a Winter Garden,” is beautifully displayed in the corner of both the Winter Cardinal Hot Pad. Add the red colors of the Spice Sachet for a coordinating appeal.

Cardinal Hot Pad

Spice Sachet

Cuddly Winter Animals

This cute little brown bunny magically blends into the white of the snow and the greens of the forest. A bold green border frames the snowy scene on both the Bunny Hot Pad. Add the Winter Kitty Hot Pad to the mix for a winter wonderland in your kitchen.

Bunny Potholder

Winter Kitty Hot Pad

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