PWWB Sidesgiving is Here!!!


This year PWWB is highlighting & celebrating the best part of any Thanksgiving dinner: the side dishes! Join us in our holiday side dish extravaganza, Sidesgiving, launching November 8th.

Sidesgiving tablescape, with pumpkin biscuits, pumpkin mac & cheese, & stuffing all placed in serving dishes shown on a neutral backdrop.

Sidesgiving: A Celebration of Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Let’s be honest here: when it comes to Thanksgiving, side dishes kiiinda steal the show. Am I right, or am I right?

Whether you like your Thanksgiving plate filled with stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, roasted veggies, or even a hearty autumnal salad, it’s pretty safe to say that Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without the sides.

Especially in light of the weirdness that is navigating holiday dinners in 2020, there’s no doubt that this Thanksgiving will look &/or feel a lot different than any other year. While many of us are scaling back our holiday celebrations this year, scaling back doesn’t mean that the special meals of the season need to be any less special than usual. In fact, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to ditch empty traditions & instead choose a couple of aspects of the holiday that you love most & go all in on them.

That’s exactly why we’re doubling down on celebrating side dishes this holiday season. PWWB’s Sidesgiving is all about highlighting & celebrating the best part of Thanksgiving: the side dishes! (Because let’s face it – no one sits down at the Thanksgiving table feeling most excited to eat turkey!)

Small plate of side dishes - pumpkin biscuit, pumpkin mac & cheese, buttermilk mashed potatoes & stuffing - with a gold fork. Plate is on a neutral survace with serving dishes next to it.

Everything You Need to Know About Sidesgiving:

Throughout the month of November we’ll be sharing 10+ holiday side dish recipes here on PWWB. I’ve been working on these recipes tirelessly for the last 6 weeks, & I could not be more excited to begin sharing them with you!

We’re covering everything from traditional dishes to new takes on the classics. Some recipes are super simple to throw together while others make for really special holiday projects. We even have plenty of options for vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table!

The one thing they all have in common, though?: all of the Sidesgiving recipes are super festive & they’ve been meticulously tested to ensure that they’ll work like a charm when you make them.

Plus, there’s even more to love…

  • Meal preppers, we’ve got you covered – Since timing out a big holiday meal can be tricky, especially when there are a few different dishes involved, all of our Sidesgiving recipes include prep tips, make-ahead instructions, & reheating directions as applicable.
  • Flexible serving sizes – Whether you’re hosting a 16-person dinner or you are cooking a cozy Thanksgiving for 2, we’ve got your back! All of our Sidesgiving recipes include instructions for how to scale the recipe up for a large crowd or scale it down to a “mini” batch perfect for feeding 2-4.

How to join in on the fun!

We’ll begin publishing Sidesgiving recipes starting a week from today, on Sunday, November 8th. They’ll go live first thing in the morning, so be sure to check in with us every day to see what we’re cooking up.

We’ll also be sharing step-by-step video demos & Q&As for each recipe over on Instagram, so be sure to follow along!

To make things even easier, we’re sending the recipes + more Thanksgiving tips to our email friends. Use the form below to sign up to have Sidesgiving delivered straight to your inbox.



Gif of different thanksgiving sides.

It’s time to double down on the real stars of Thanksgiving…the side dishes.

​Sign up to be the first to know about 10+ NEW HOLIDAY SIDE DISH RECIPES we will be posting throughout November. Then pick your favorites & add them to your Turkey Day menu this year. You won’t want to miss this!

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    Need a little more help with Thanksgiving planning?

    If you’re hosting for the first time this year & need a little bit more guidance planning & executing your Thanksgiving meal, be sure to check out PWWB’s 3-Hour Thanksgiving.

    Launched in 2018, I created the Plays Well With Butter 3-Hour Thanksgiving Guide with one goal in mind: simplifying Thanksgiving. 3-Hour Thanksgiving is the ultimate guide to your easiest (& tastiest!) Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner yet.

    3-Hour Thanksgiving is a free downloadable guide that contains everything you need to plan & host Thanksgiving dinner – a full Thanksgiving menu, turkey prep guidance, a grocery list, timelines, prep notes, checklists & more.

    Sign up to receive your 3-Hour Thanksgiving Guide. It’s free & easy – simply fill out the form below!

    We can’t wait to celebrate Thanksgiving with you this year!!!

    Sidesgiving tablescape, with pumpkin biscuits, pumpkin mac & cheese, & stuffing all placed in serving dishes shown on a neutral backdrop.

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    Hi there, I'm Jess!

    If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.


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