The CL Food guide to holiday sides, appetizers and desserts

Everything but the bird.

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click to enlarge Streuseled caramel pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust - Susan Filson
Susan Filson
Streuseled caramel pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust

click to enlarge Kabocha Squash and Apple Soup - Katie Machol
Katie Machol
Kabocha Squash and Apple Soup

Still stuck on what to serve to your dinner guests this holiday season? Need a side or dessert to bring in tow to a festive soiree? Look no further than the list below.

We've amassed quite a lot of recipes from our wonderful Food and Drink contributors over the past few years and here's just a taste of them — recipes for starters, sides, desserts and such that would make wonderful additions to your holiday tables.

Starters, soups and salads:

Apple-Fennel Salad with Arugula - Colleen Sachs

Brussels Sprout Slaw - Kim O'Donnel

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts - Sarah Howard

Ethiopian Mashed Potato Salad - Seble Gizaw

Grapefruit Avocado Salad - Katie Machol

Kabocha squash and apple soup - Katie Machol

Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread with Baby Arugula and Shaved Parmesan - Jaden Hair

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - Susan Filson

Roasted Tomato Soup - Sarah Howard

Sweet and spicy pecans - Susan Filson

Sweet Potato Soup - Chef David Miller (formerly of Savant Fine Dining in Clearwater)

click to enlarge Roasted Potatoes with Breadcrumbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano - Leslie Green
Leslie Green
Roasted Potatoes with Breadcrumbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Leslie Green
  • Roasted Potatoes with Breadcrumbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Sides and stuffing:

Apple-Maple Acorn Squash Puree - Susan Filson

Brussels Sprouts Saute with Bacon, Pecans and Red Grapes - Susan Filson

Cornbread, Sausage and Apple Stuffing - Susan Filson

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