Holiday Sides from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party where we love recipes for food from the hearth to feed your soul, but we also welcome all family friendly posts, whether they be about home, family, travel, self improvement, crafts or DIY. This week I’m featuring holiday sides – perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah entertaining.

But first, here’s a bit of what’s been happening here on

The US has Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, here in the UK (like in Canada) we mark a combination of the two in Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day

You can read my thoughts on the importance of this day – and a bit about a special veteran I remember – in my post Remembrance Day.

If you hesitate to cook chicken breasts because they often end up dry, I have the post for you!

How To Poach Chicken Breasts, for moist, delicious meat every time

Learn How To Poach Chicken Breasts for moist and delicious chicken every time. It’s much easier than you might think!

Dreading the arrival of the cold weather?

Winter Beauty Faves on

You will love my Winter Beauty Favorites! They are all products I buy & use regularly that will help you feel your best on even the coldest of days.

Holiday Sides from Hearth and Soul

I’ve got some inspiring features for you this week. First, I want to give a shout out to Julia Jones and her wonderful post Time/Space Alchemy Made Easy. I loved Julia’s observations about being selective regarding how we spend our time. It’s well worth a read, especially in the run up to the holidays.

I’m also featuring some delicious holiday sides:-

Holiday Sides from the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party where we welcome all family friendly posts. Please join us!

(from left to right, clockwise)

Delicious Cornbread and Apple Dressing from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Creative, tasty, Holiday Tater Stacks from The Extruded Noodle

Colourful, flavourful, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Radishes from RCH Reviews

Good old fashioned homemade Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy and Broth from Delightful Repast

Thank you to everyone who visited and shared last week. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope you will share Hearth and Soul with your friends. We’d love to grow a bit more!

Hearth and Soul Guidelines

Okay, on with the link party – there are no hard and fast rules but –

We prefer you share only 3 posts each,

and we would be grateful if you would follow your hosts and/or link back in your post. 

The party is on from now until Saturday evening, both old and new posts are welcome. 

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.
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  1. This year, I’ve been thinking about doing the gravy ahead of time for Thanksgiving. But I didn’t know how. Thanks for sharing the link to making the gravy. I’m going to see if I can find turkey drumsticks now!

  2. April, thank you so much for featuring my make-ahead gravy and broth! I hope lots of wonderful cooks who deserve a break will use this trick to give themselves a break on the 24th! Or whenever.

  3. Hi April

    Thanks for hosting, see you next week


  4. Thank you for hosting another great party!

  5. Hi April,
    What a lovely surprise, thanks so much for featuring my Cornbread and Apple Dressing, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  6. April, thanks for hosting a great party again. It is always great to see what everyone shares.

  7. Hi April, Thanks for the party, this week I have linked a healthy recipe of four bean curry.

  8. Hi, April! Thanks so much for including my Brussels Sprouts in your featured side dishes – the rest of them look so delicious, I’ve got them all flag to try! Gray, especially, is my nemesis, so a make ahead version would be awesome!

  9. Hi April…I love your tutorial about how to poach chicken breasts which definitely takes the guesswork out of what is a daunting task for some cooks. For this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop, I am sharing my Herb-Crusted Turkey Breast with Leeks ‘n Carrots and Butternut Squash Ribbon Salad with Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette…just in time for Thanksgiving. Thanks to you and Swathi for hosting as well as for all your hard work and generous support.

    • Thank you, Linda. I was hesitant to try poaching at first too, but once I got the hang of it, I never looked back 🙂 Your recipes sound amazing, so perfect for the holidays! Thank you so much for sharing and for all your support 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely week!

  10. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving April and thanks for hosting!
    Hope to see you at Friendship Friday this week! 🙂

  11. Thank you for hosting, April! Have a lovely day!

  12. April, I’m popping over now to read your posts on Stir Up Sunday and the pudding!


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