A Bosshardt Thanksgiving

Dated: November 24 2020

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With Thanksgiving only a few days away, many of us are finalizing our dinner menu which include many of our tried and true traditional recipes. If you’d like to spice it up a bit and try something new, here are a few of our Realtors® and staff favorite recipes.


Senator Russell’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Submitted by: Michele Loeffler

Oven: 350 | 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

½ cup butter, melted

2 eggs


Mix sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and butter thoroughly. Pour into a buttered 1-qt. casserole. Mix all the topping ingredients together with a fork. Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the casserole. Bake 30 minutes at 350. 


Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Submitted by: Todd Loeffler

Oven: 350 | 40 to 50 minutes

Yield: 15 servings


1 (18 ¼ oz) package yellow cake mix

1 egg

2 sticks melted and divided butter

1 (15 oz can pumpkin)

1 (8 oz) package softened cream cheese

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. 

To make the cake, combine cake mix, 1 stick melted butter and one egg and mix well. Pat the mixture into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Prepare Filling:

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the 3 eggs, vanilla, and 1 stick melted butter and beat together.

  • Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and mix well.

  • Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

  • Serve with fresh whipped cream.


Breaded Tofu Cutlets (Vegan Dish)

Submitted by: Jessica Kellar


1 block extra firm tofu, drained & pressed, & cut into ¼ inch pieces

Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste (soy sauce replacement)

Two separate dishes to bread the tofu in

Dish One: 

2 tablespoons flax seed meal + 6 tablespoons water

Dish Two:

¼ cup unseasoned panko bread crumbs

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup regular unseasoned bread crumbs

½ teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon black powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  • In a medium sized dish, combine the flaxseed meal and water. Set aside. The mixture will begin to thicken and resemble an egg yolk.

  • In another medium sized dish, combine all the ingredients for dish two.

  • Drizzle each piece of tofu with a generous amount of liquid Aminos and set aside

  • One at a time, coat each piece of tofu in the flax meal mix, then transfer to the breading mixture and press, then gently pick up and transfer to a baking pan lined with foil. Repeat this process until each piece of tofu is breaded.

  • Spray with oil of your choice on each side. Bake for 25 minutes, carefully flipping halfway through.

I like to pair it with a spicy peanut sauce!

Spicy Peanut Sauce Ingredients 

1/3 cup of natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

3 tablespoons Bragg’s Amino Acids

½ tablespoon ginger, finely grated (about ½” knob)

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 tablespoon lime juice (can also sub rice vinegar)

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons sriracha sauce

1 tablespoon warm water

1.Combine all ingredients except water in a bowl. Whisky to fully combine.

2.Add water slowly until desired consistency is reached.


Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potato

Submitted by: Buz Bireline


2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Fresh thyme

  • To cook the garlic parmesan roasted sweet potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Peel and cut sweet potatoes into thin slices.

  • Place garlic, oil, butter, salt, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning in a Ziploc bag and mix well. Throw in sweet potatoes and shake until well coated.

  • Lightly butter a baking dish and arrange coated sweet potatoes into a spiral. Sprinkle with a little parmesan if you like.

  • Bake sweet potatoes for 30-35 minutes. Serve your garlic parmesan roasted sweet potatoes warm and sprinkle with thyme if desired.

Note: Roasting time will depend on the thickness of your sweet potato slices: the thicker, the longer.


Roasted Vegetables

Submitted by: Stacey O’Brien

Oven: 475 | 40 minutes | Yield: 12 servings 


1 small butternut squash, cubed

2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed

1 red onion, quartered

1 tablespoon chopped fresh


2 tablespoons chopped fresh


1⁄4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

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