An excellent appetizer for the holidays! Serve with ginger snaps. MMMMM!
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What to do with leftover pumpkin? Make pumpkin bread of course! Did you know that not all pumpkins are equal when it comes to cooking? Those large carving pumpkins? Probably best left to carving, and maybe salvaging the seeds to roast. Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are raised more for their durability than for their taste.
Most people use canned puréed pumpkin for baking recipes like this because of the consistent results. If you want though, you can easily roast up a sugar pumpkin, butternut squash, or kabocha pumpkin for its purée. You’ll get more roasted and caramelized flavor that way. Steaming also works, though you’ll miss the extra flavor from the roasting.
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Planning your Thanksgiving Day doesn’t have to be a Big Deal. Well, okay, it is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to destroy us, destroy our home, and possible destroy our relationships. Because, let’s face it, big holidays like Thanksgiving can be quite stressful.
We can often put enormous expectations on these holidays. But remember June Cleaver was TV fiction. There was a whole crew behind the scenes making sure that those family dinners went off without a hitch. Oh, to be so lucky!
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Who doesn’t love pancakes?!?
There is no need to purchase a box mix to get great pancakes. Pancakes are very simple and the ingredients are most likely already in your pantry. Go ahead and add in some of your favorite diced fruits or nuts (see tips below). Yummy!
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A can’t-resist breakfast treat combines autumn’s flavors: cinnamon, toasted nuts, and tart Granny Smith apples. Muffins freeze and reheat beautifully. If you choose to freeze your muffins in a freezer safe bag make sure to squeeze out any extra air first. Then place that bag inside another freezer safe bag to prevent freezer burn. To reheat, microwave them for 15-20 seconds or put them in the fridge to thaw overnight. A quick 5 seconds in the microwave is all they need if you took them out overnight.
Yield: 12 muffins
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Breakfast Burritos, wrapped up in its very own to-go container, this is a perfect a.m. meal for a Mexican food fanatic. You can add pretty much anything you want or have on hand because once you combine meat, scrambled eggs and cheese in a warm tortilla it’s bound to be good. All you need is a side of salsa, sour cream, a little Tabasco and you’re in breakfast heaven!
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Versatile and super-quick to prepare, Omelettes offer endless mealtime possibilities. Loaded with your favorite meats, vegetables, and cheeses, omelettes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. But preparing the “fastest meal on the planet” can seem intimidating. But once you’ve mastered the technique you will be able to whip up a healthy and satisfying meal anytime of the day.
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As soon as the candy bowls for Halloween are being filled, it’s not too soon to begin planning for your Thanksgiving Day. Whether you are having family and friends coming in from out of town or just the usual crew, Thanksgiving can be an overwhelming event. But with just a little bit of planning, week-by-week, you can reduce the stress and hopefully enjoy the meal along with everyone else.
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