Archive for the ‘Autumn’ Category

Giveaway: Rice Krispies Spooky Fall Challenge & $100 Bank Gift Card Giveaway

Our third Rice Krispies challenge is upon us. This time we were challenged to create a spooky fall treat that would double as a fun craft for moms and kids to work on together. We created our original recipe first, a Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies treat. Then we created our craft, a haunted [...]

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Easy Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are Giada-inspired.  I was going to make my usual mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day when I caught a clip of Giada on the Food Network. She was making a twice-baked Mashed Potato recipe that looked delicious.  I only caught the second half of the segment and I couldn’t find her recipe online [...]

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Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made this Cranberry Champagne Brunch as an early cocktail to our Thanksgiving dinner this year. We had this in the afternoon while we finished up cooking – it was delicious and lots of fun! I used fresh orange juice which I highly recommend but when not available, I’d think it would be fabulous to [...]

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Tasty Cranberry Chutney

Years ago, I went in search of a decent Cranberry Chutney recipe.  I started with Cooks.com but over the years I’ve morphed the recipe into my own.  This is one of my favorite dishes on Thanksgiving and Christmas and the best part: it’s so easy to make. (I’m all about the easy recipes!) This year [...]

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Spinach Balls: Always a Crowd Pleaser

I’ve been making these Spinach Balls during the holiday season for years.  They can be served as an appetizer or a side dish.  Both kids and adults love them and they are easy to make! Recipe:  Spinach Balls Ingredients: 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach 1 stick of unsalted butter 3 cups of Pepperidge Farm [...]

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Apple Sangria

Recipe: Apple Sangria Adapted from Cooking Light September 2010 Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Apples – chopped (recommended: Honeycrisp) 1/2 cup Apple Brandy (recommended: Lairds) 1/4 cup Honey 1 Naval Orange – quartered 4 Cloves – whole 2 large Cinnamon Sticks 2 slices Fresh Ginger – peeled and sliced in 1/4″ pieces 1 bottle (750 ml) [...]

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Pear and Almond Tart

I made this dessert last week. I really enjoyed the combination of the pears, custard, spices and almonds. They all worked well together. And this dessert was very simple to put together. Recipe: Pear & Almond Tart Ingredients Prepared Pie Crust 2 Large Pears – peeled, cored and halved 1 Lemon – cut in half [...]

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Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

This was such a good and comforting meal last night. Perfect on  a chilly fall evening. I made the crust and the whole dish was so yummy. If you are short on time you can buy pre-paired pie dough. But if you do have the time, make you own, it is well worth it. I [...]

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Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff

This is another fantastic fall dinner. The flavor work great together adding an autumnal twist to a familiar favorite. You can use acorn squash or butternut squash for this recipe. Serve this over egg noodles. Recipe: Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff Summary: Adapted from Bitchin’ Camero Ingredients 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Shallots -minced 1 cup [...]

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Chicken & Apple Fall Stew

Stews make great dinners on chilly nights. This lighter version made with chicken and apples is perfect on a fall night and a nice alternative to the more traditional version. It was also a quick meal for a busy weeknight. I made a Quick Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread to go along with it. The bread paired [...]

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