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easy holiday potluck dishes: spaghetti with creamy butternut leek parmesan sauce

I wasn’t sure about this dish at first since I never had butternut with pasta but it turned out pretty good and it’s easy to make. boil water in 2 pots– one for the butternut squash & one for the pasta. once the butternut is soft, blend it until it is smooth. meanwhile, sautee chopped leeks & minced garlic in butter, add the creamy butternut, sliced sage leaves & parmesan cheese. mix in the pasta and sprinkle extra cheese on top if desired. a hearty, creamy dish! recipe courtesy of: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/10/spaghetti-with-creamy-butternut-leek.html

easy holiday potluck dishes: brussels sprouts with israeli couscous

if you like brussels sprouts, this is a quick & easy dish that will be a hit at any potluck! it’s just 4 ingredients. I bought already shaved brussels sprouts to cut down time on chopping. cook the israeli cousous in a pot of boiling water & simmer down for about 10 min. cook the turkey bacon in a pan & take off once it’s crispy, chop it up & set aside. add the brussels sprouts to the pan (yes with the bacon grease), throw back in the bacon & add the couscous & dried cherries and in moments, you will have a delicious side dish! recipe courtesy of: http://www.eatliverun.com/brussels-sprouts-with-bacon-dried-cherries-and-israeli-couscous/