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I decided to try something a little different this year.  I know I like to search blogs for holiday ideas and I think most of my readers do as well.  This post is a grouping of my recipes that would be perfect for a tasty Thanksgiving meal.  The only thing you won’t find here is a turkey recipe since I am severely allergic so it is always ham for me at holidays. 

Speaking of ham, here are three different ham recipes that I have tried and enjoyed:

Brown sugar honey glazed ham:

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Slow cooker maple ham:

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Citrus slow cooker ham:

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Now that we have a main course, we need a few side dishes:

This sweet potato casserole is my absolute favorite:

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Cornbread dressing:

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Scalloped pineapple:

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Butter roasted potatoes:

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And last, but not least, Italian pasta salad:

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Next, we need some quick and easy dinner rolls and you can’t go wrong with these mayonnaise rolls:

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If you have any room left, it’s time for the dessert course. Yum!  There are so many options, but here are a few of my favorites.

Italian cream cake:

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Apple cinnamon swirl Bundt cake:

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Pineapple upside down cake:

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Perfect pecan pie:

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Turtle cake:

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Orange fluff salad:

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Watergate salad:

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And, finally, sunshine salad:

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I hope this post gives you a little foodie inspiration for the holidays.  I know I am getting hungry!

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Pasta Veggie Salad

I love a good pasta salad as a side dish, especially during hot weather and we have had some hot days this summer.  For this recipe, I tweaked my old favorite cucumber salad recipe to make it into this Pasta Veggie Salad.

I used fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden, but feel free to substitute any kind of veggies you like.  It will still turn out great!

Easy Pasta Veggie Salad

10oz pasta (about 2/3 of a 16oz. box) cooked and drained

1 medium cucumber

1 medium tomato

1 cup mayonnaise (I used light.)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

4 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. dried dill weed

1/2 tsp. salt

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Start by cooking and draining the pasta.  Rinse in cool water to stop the cooking process.  Finely chop the cucumber and tomato.

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Combine the mayo, sugar, vinegar, dill and salt in a large bowl until smooth.

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Add the cooked pasta and veggies and toss to coat.  Put it in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled and enjoy!  This makes a great side dish, but would also be a perfect light lunch by itself.

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