Holiday Side Dishes

Since starting Medical School I have not been able to explore much with the dishes I have been making. I used this past Thanksgiving as an opportunity to try some new dishes. I know thats such a big risk but it worked out! Both dishes were favorites in my family, so I decided to share with you all. These side dishes are perfect for the holidays. Hope you enjoy!

Maple Walnut Butternut Squash


  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • Olive oil
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat Oven to 400 deg. F
  • Peel butternut squash and cube (this can be difficult I have included a link on how to do so, I do not own the rights to this video)
  • Place squash in pan with drizzle of olive oil and salt for 10-12 min
  • Pull pan out and add in walnuts, cinnamon powder, cranberries, and maple syrup.
  • Mix through and add back into oven for another 10-12 min
  • Enjoy!

Honey Butter Corn Bread


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box jiffy mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup buttercream
  • granulated brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 deg. F
  • Add baking pan 13×9 with 1 tbsp butter under the oven
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients, be sure to save some of melted butter for later
  • Add corn bread mix to pan and place under oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  • Mix remainder of melted butter with 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • When corn bread is our the oven, pour brown sugar butter mix all over the top, be sure to get everywhere. I do this with a spoon
  • To finish off, sprinkle some granulated brown sugar over the top (don’t over do it)
  • Enjoy!

As always, stay fabulous!


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