As we gather together this year with friends and family it’s important to celebrate what unites us — FOOD! In addition to our own collection of recipes, we’re excited about The Sides Project — a collection of regional recipes that celebrates “the best part of the meal” with 5 recipes from 5 regions of the United States…

This is how it works. Five classic categories of Thanksgiving sides…

• Cocktail
• Vegetable
• Starch
• Dressing
• Sugar

…each are represented in five geographic regions of the United States…

• Northeast
• Southeast Coastal
• Southwest
• Midwest
• Northwest

…to bring photos, history and background to a total of 25 regional Thanksgiving recipes!


As our most traditional and most seasonal national meal, there is a deep sense of time and place in the Thanksgiving side dishes that we remember through the years, reflecting not only our family’s lineage but our hometown heritage as well.

The collection of 25 recipes is available exclusively as an e-book/PDF through direct download for $3.99 from The Sides Project. If you’re curious, you can view a sample PDF before you purchase.

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November 8, 2012

Huge fan. This not only looks beautiful on my iPad, but it’s chock full of amazing recipes. I’m going to bring the brat/cherry/wild rice dish to Thanksgiving this year. I think my stock is going to go way up. Can’t wait! Thanks for the suggestion.

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November 9, 2012

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November 10, 2012

Already made the pumpkin pudding with ginger snaps and maple cream . Great presentation, and my guests were still talking about how tasty it was when we saw them weeks later . Love the helpful tips and beautiful pictures .

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