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Cranberry Orange Pecan Muffins

Every Thanksgiving I go a little overboard stocking up on bags of cranberries. I love throwing those tart berries into muffins, cookies, breads, and scones. As I was making a loaf of Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread, one of my favorites to make during … Continue reading

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Spicy Cranberry Chutney

A spicy spin on the classic cranberry sauce. This homemade spicy cranberry chutney with jalapeno peppers and bell peppers is a great addition to your Thanksgiving table. This chutney tastes great served either hot or cold. Vinegar, aromatics, spices and cranberries are slow-cooked into a  jammy … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

These rich and fudgy bars taste just like a pecan pie, but in a portable bar form. If your house is anything like mine during the holidays there are two desserts that are always guaranteed to show up-pumpkin pie and … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto

If you are still looking for that perfect Thanksgiving side dish, look no further! This rich and creamy risotto with butternut squash, sage and pine nuts is an excellent choice. Many people believe that risotto is a time-consuming and labor-intensive dish to prepare. While … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Countdown

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next Thursday! Where did the month go? I am very excited for Thanksgiving day, you see this is the first year in which Andrew and I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner. My parents, brother, … Continue reading

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Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We continue onto Week 11 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! This warm dish of creamy spinach, tender artichokes, and melted Parmesan cheese is guaranteed to be a hit at your next football tailgate! Not only is this great for football … Continue reading

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Warmed-Spiced Pecans with Rum Glaze

If you have been to a mall during the holiday season, many state fairs and sporting events then you have smelled the amazingly enticing aroma of roasted nuts. This time of year I look forward to purchasing a cone to … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Fall is officially in the air and so are delicious pumpkin recipes. A few weeks ago pumpkin puree was nowhere to be found in any of the grocery stores here in Peoria. Right as I was beginning to get nervous … Continue reading

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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

So what comes to mind when you think of sweet potatoes? Sugary, marshmallowy, high calorie holiday side dish? Well think again! Believe it or not, sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods around. They are a great source of … Continue reading

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