Give Thanks! – Exclusive Recipes and Delights From Pittsburgh Yards Leaders

17 November 2023
Pittsburgh Yards



As the holiday season arrives, Thanksgiving is next week; we draw closer to a time of family, friends, cheer, and festivity. Holidays should be stress-free and fun for everyone. Food is one of the biggest highlights of this time for many people. The aroma of roasted turkeys, spicy pies, and lip-smacking starters fills the air and sets the mood of the entire household. However, if you’re bored of your old holiday recipes and looking for something new and exciting to delight your taste buds, look no further! Of course, some of our business leaders at Pittsburgh Yards have some fantastic recipes you can try this holiday season! We hope that you have an opportunity to try them; we know everything here is delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

We kick off the holiday festivities with Urban Oak Initiative and The Food Studio at Pittsburgh Yards. Chef Kevin McGee shares his recipe for Glazed Collard Greens Urban Oak Style!

Urbank Oak Initiative | The Food Studio|

Nyota Byfield King – Nyota Melanie

The delicious Olive Oil Dip from Nyota Melanie is excellent for noshing while waiting for the big meal.


Lawton’s Chicken Sausage – A delicious alternative to Turkey for the holidays

Lawton’s Chicken Sausage Company

Chili with Beans: On a crisp, cool evening, few things are so comforting as a heaping bowl of homemade chili. Our simple Chili recipe slowly simmers in Lawton’s Jalapeno and cheddar chicken sausage, kidney beans, tomatoes, roasted onion, and peppers in a hearty chicken broth.
But don’t stop there; the best part of chili is choosing the toppings! We love using corn chips, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, lime wedges, queso fresco, and occasionally warm, crumbly cornbread. – Andrew Lawton, Lawton Chicken Sausage

Nishiski Chandler – Thrive Now Wellness 

“I have a plant-based mock spinach dip that is always a hit at every gathering.”

Live Free Cookbook: Taste the Great Possibilities of Flavorful Harmony with these Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, and Soy-Free Recipes

Find the dip and other recipes from Nishiski here!




Dr. Tremaine Afetorgbor –  Flava PharmaMD – Wellness Food Pharmacist and Entrepreneur

Sweet Potatoes are always delicious and healthier as a pie or side dish option. We love this one from Dr. Flava PharmaMD.

From The Doctor Flava Pharma Recipe Book 


Round up your holiday meal with these sinful desserts from Jerilyn Jones, The Lifestyle Dietitian, and Ms Bernise of Ms. Bernise Learning Tree, Pittsburgh Community Market.

Jerlyn Jones, MS MPA RDN LD CLT – The Lifestyle Dietitian

Apple Cranberry Crumble from The Lifestyle Dietician: This Apple Cranberry Crumble is a favorite recipe I make during the holidays because it’s simple and delicious. I adapted it from Oldways.

Ms. Bernise – Ms. Bernise Learning Tree

(feel free to DM Ms. Bernise for ordering details!)



The holiday season is about spreading joy and celebrating with your loved ones. And what’s a better way to express your love than through your cooking? These recipes from the businesses at Pittsburgh Yards are sure to bring a smile to your family’s face and make your holiday mealtime memorable. So, grab your apron, preheat the oven, and prepare to create magic in your kitchen!