One of my most favorite Thanksgiving traditions is cooking a side dish and dessert for our annual holiday dinner. My mom cooks the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, and my three sisters and I each bring a dish or two to round out the meal. Each year I try to create a new recipe that will be a hit with our large crowd, and this year I am making two new favorites – cheesy macaroni with bacon to go with the main course and baked apple crumble for dessert.
Macaroni and cheese is always an indulgent treat, so it’s perfect for a holiday feast. I use Brummel & Brown spread instead of butter to help shave off some extra fat and calories. Our family has been using Brummel & Brown for our baking and cooking for about ten years now, ever since my grandpa’s cardiologist recommended it to us. The spread is made from yogurt and tastes exactly like butter, but has 0 grams of trans fat, no hydrogenated oils and has 50% less fat and calories than butter. This baked macaroni and cheese is sure to be a crowd pleaser with the addition of a little something extra – bacon!
· 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Baked apple crumble is a perfect light dessert to end a heavy meal. It tastes incredibly delicious and is much healthier than a slice of apple pie. Bake your apple crumble in a casserole dish or in individual ramekins, but be sure to make a lot because everyone is going to love it!
· 1/4 tsp. cinnamon