The Bullseye Rings the Dinner Bell for the Holidays

This holiday season, people are thrilled to be celebrating together for the first time without the absolute threat of Covid-19. The Bullseye staff shared their favorite holiday recipes for you to bring to your own homes. Hopefully this holiday season is the most joyous of all! 

Mrs. Rosenblum: Green Bean Casserole

My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is Green Bean Casserole. We always had these green beans at Thanksgiving. I have carried on the tradition with my family. My mother-in-law questioned if this recipe was a midwestern thing? I am not sure, but I am sure that it is delicious!

Jonah Lynne: Apple Pie (with a secret ingredient)

Apple pie is both an American classic and a delectable treat that is so fun to make. Even though the kitchen is a total mess afterwards, the whole house smells of spices and apples. I replace half the lemon juice and zest with orange juice and zest. Trust me – it makes all the difference. Make this with family, friends, and whoever you are sharing the holidays with!

Maya Zohar: Sweet Potato Casserole

The sweet potato casserole is a perfect side dish for your extravagant thanksgiving dinner. The rich sweet flavor of this unique casserole will surely have your guests asking for seconds!

Loni Solomon: Pumpkin Oat Bars

My favorite holiday food/dessert is these delicious and healthy pumpkin oat bars. I am very invested in health and fitness, so eating healthy and nutritious foods, even over the holidays, is very important to me. These oat bars are sweet, yummy, and leave me feeling super satisfied and happy! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Amelie Salum Rapetti: Pavé

Thanksgiving isn’t one of my family’s traditions since we are not American; however, pavé is a dessert that we prepare every holiday season, especially for Christmas!

Arnella Zaichik: Traditional Pumpkin Rice 

My family and I always celebrate Thanksgiving by spending time with our family, sharing stories over the dinner table and eating delicious homemade traditional food. We always make the traditional pumpkin rice meal which includes rice inside of a fully cooked open pumpkin! Not only does it taste amazing, but the pictures look amazing! 

Isaac Edelman: Cornbread

Thanksgiving is all about eating turkey, right? Well, yes. But, when it comes to my family, Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and cooking with each other. Me and my family love to cook cornbread, a type of bread that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even for dessert!

Nicole Stone: Perogies 

During Christmas time, my family and I make potato, cabbage, and prune perogies. Making these perogies is very time consuming because the dough takes a very long time to make. This got passed down from my family for years, and I first made them with my 105-year-old great grandma. On Christmas day, we have a lot of family over and eat this delicious food together. Perogies can be made at any time of the year, but they have a different type of warmth around Christmas time. Happy Holidays! 

Jackie Vaks: Creamed Corn

Every Thanksgiving, my aunt makes this delicious creamed corn. It’s the perfect side dish during the holiday season, and literally melts in your mouth with every bite. It’s a simple, but delicious recipe that should be a staple on everyone’s Thanksgiving dinner table! 

Natasha Kuneff: Belarussian Favorites

In Belarus, Thanksgiving is unknown. However, my family enjoys any reason to celebrate, so we usually cook the traditional Thanksgiving foods (or purchase them). Some items are almost always on the table, particularly shuba (a type of salad, meaning “coat”) and whatever else we wish to eat. We experiment, so a lot of dishes come and go, like the time I made pumpkin pie from scratch, which took far too long. Here are dishes common in Belarussian and Russian cuisine, though some are everyday foods rather than for a celebratory meal. Belarussian people eat the most potatoes per capita, so the many foods containing them result from such love.

Vincent Shockley: Eggplant

Although something that you will more likely than not enjoy, at least for me, my family makes roasted eggplant every single year. This recipe is very simple as it takes only household products and eggplants. It is also a very short cook as it takes only 10 minutes to bake. Happy Holidays!

Ariana Chernis: Truffle Mashed Potatoes

I think mashed potatoes are a staple at any Thanksgiving table, but this is a way to make them even more interesting and delicious! My aunt started adding it to our table years ago and the tradition continues. We all love truffle, so this is definitely a dish that always leaves the table empty.

Lucas Oliveira: Brigadeiro (Brazilian chocolate flan)

On Thanksgiving my family gathers around the dinner table to feast on tasty meals. While we chow down the delicious delectables, our eyes are all trained on the dessert: brigadeiro, or Brazilian chocolate flan. Every year, my mom makes brigadeiro as a treat for everyone to eat. We love it when my mom makes it, so we are happy to share how to make your own plate of brigadeiro this Thanksgiving.

Happy Holidays to all our viewers!