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Thanksgiving Recipes and Where to Buy Local Ingredients

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are so excited to gather around and share a meal together! We are thankful to be happy and healthy during these uncertain times, and are looking forward to celebrating at home with a tasty feast next week. Read on for a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and where to buy local ingredients in Vancouver, WA.


Apple Cider Mimosa

Start the festivities off with a festive take on a classic mimosa! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving drink with warm fall spices, and it won’t feel out of place whether your family starts their feast at 11am or 3pm. You can’t go wrong with this brunch cocktail. Here’s a great recipe from What The Fork!



  • 2 oz. apple cider

  • 2 oz. champagne

  • cinnamon sugar, optional

  • apple slices, optional



  • Dip the rim of a champagne glass in water. Dip in cinnamon sugar to rim the glass.

  • Pour 2 oz. of apple cider in the glass and top with 2 oz. (or more) of champagne. Garnish with apple slices, if desired. Serve immediately.


Cast Iron Hasselback Potatoes

We could eat an entire meal of just potatoes, and this dish would definitely be on the table! These potatoes are simple to make and packed full of flavor. They take about an hour to cook so you can get these going and then multi-task and cook other things at the same time! The ingredients are super simple, and you can easily multiply this recipe from Country Living without breaking the bank for a large family meal. 



  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus more for pan 

  • 6 medium russet or Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 pounds)

  • 2 tsp. M5 Spice Rub, divided

  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • Sour cream, for serving



  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 12-inch cast-iron pan with butter. Cut each potato crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices without cutting all the way through to bottom and leaving about 1/4 inch of potato intact (this will help them hold together). Arrange potatoes in pan 1 inch apart. Brush with 2 1/2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon spice rub. 

  •  Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and drizzle potatoes (which should have opened up slightly) with remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon spice rub. Bake, uncovered, until potatoes are crispy on edges and soft in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley. Serve with sour cream alongside.


Fresh Herb Stuffing

The traditional stuffing side dish is given new life with this delicious blend of herbs! Whether you cook this in the bird or not is entirely up to you, but this recipe was designed to be cooked outside the bird. The instructions are quite lengthy so we’ve linked them here. Ingredients are listed below so you can see what this recipe entails and all the wonderful flavors! 



  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for pan

  • 1 loaf country bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 12 cups)

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 3 c. chicken stock

  • 1 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

You can find all these ingredients at local grocery stores such as Chuck’s Produce, Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Trader Joes, and Winco just across the street from our brand new apartments. Come back next week for more food and fun in Vancouver, Washington!