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12 Days of Delicious: Home Cooked For The Holidays

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12 Home Cooked Holiday Recipies

Impress your guests this holiday with these home cooked and delicious holiday delights.

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 close-up of soup1. Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup by splendidrecipes.wordpress.com

spicy pumpkin hummus

2. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus by Onceuponacuttingboard.com

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Get Your Guests In The Mood…

3. Boozy Eggnog with Almond Milk by Chef Todd English

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Make It A Sides Buffet…

4. 10 Delicious Mashed Potato Recipes by Food Network Magazine

5. Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad by ivillage.com

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6. Pumpkin Bread by alexandracooks.com

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

7. Roasted Pumpkin Soup by Martha Stewert

Nigella Lawson Aromatic Christmas Ham Chili Jam

Add  A Little Spice to The Season…

8. Aromatic Christmas Ham with Chili Jam by  pickyin.blogspot.sg

Cranberry Mojito recipe via wearenotmartha blog

Now We’re All Marry & Bright!

9. Cranberry Mojito by mylusciouslife.com

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10. Glazed Carrots with Pecans by myrecipes.com

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Oh! Yum! 11. Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake by relish.com

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And last, but not least… 12. Lobster Mac N’ Cheese by smells-like-home.com

Enjoy A Safe, But

Happy Holiday

With Family & Friends!

BONUS RECIPE: Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies, plus how to video on the perfectly flaky pie crust.>

10 Holiday Pumpkin Recipes

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Appetizer

1. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

This tasty Spicy Pumpkin Hummus is sure to be a hit this fall, with the perfect hint of spice to give your taste buds a kick, but feel free to add more cayenne pepper if you want it even spicier; as with any hummus recipe, the ingredients can be adjusted until you get the flavor you like!

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2. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of my favorite fall drinks; always gets me if the fall mood and tastes like a pumpkin pie in a cup. Yum!

Breakfast

3. Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles are the perfect fall treat that will satisfy your fall spice cravings.

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4. Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter

If you’re like me, I’d rather spend my weekends relaxing and spending time with family. Here’s a relatively easy breakfast recipe you can prepare the night before without a huge clean-up.

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Dessert

5. Pumpkin Bread

Fall is among other things, pumpkin season!  And don’t we all love pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies and best of all pumpkin bread.

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Lunch & Dinner

6. Easy and Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Craving some of fall’s comfort foods? Whip up a delicious Pumpkin Risotto in a flash with this quick and easy recipe.

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7. Pumpkin Chili

Did you know adding pumpkin give sweet nutty flavor to dishes and is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili

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Side

8. Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Transform the traditional pumpkin pie into an enchanting side dish recipe.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Soup

9. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Who doesn’t love pumpkins this time of year, especially when they’re roasted and whipped into a creamy warm winter soup?

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10. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice: Since autumn is upon us, I thought share this spice blend with you. Whenever a recipe calls for the typical blend of fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Toss in a couple of teaspoons of this homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

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Roasted Garlic Olive Oil is a combination of fresh thyme or rosemary and roasted garlic, which gives this garlic oil subtle levels of flavor and depth without being overpowering. Excellent as a dipping sauce or drizzled over salads and pizza. Recipe by: pixelatedcrumb.com read more.>

Ingredients

  • 3 large heads garlic, cut horizontally in half
  • 3 cups pure olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme or rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place the garlic heads cut side down in a small casserole or ovenproof pot and pour the olive oil over them. Add the thyme and pepper. Cover with a lid or foil and bake until the garlic is soft enough to mash, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Remove garlic from the oil and set aside. Strain the oil into a bowl and let cool, then pour into an airtight container. The oil will keep for at least a month.
  4. To make garlic mash, squeeze the cloves out of their papery husks into a bowl. Mash the roasted garlic with a fork. Store mash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or freeze it to last much longer.

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Pickled Avocados

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“Why pickle an avocado?” you may be thinking. Well, a good reason is that they allow you  to keep them on-hand a bit longer.   

Pickled Avocados

Makes 1 quart jar | shelf-life about 2 weeks

3 medium avocados
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup purified water
1 tablespoon non-iodized sea salt, or kosher salt

1. Cut the avocados in half, and remove the pits, then carefully peel away the skin from the fruit. Cut the avocados into large chunks and gently pack them into a clean glass quart jar.

2. Combine the vinegar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

3. Pour the brine over the avocados in the jar. Wipe any vinegar spills from the jar rim with a clean towel or paper towel and gently screw the lid onto the jar.

4. Let the jar sit until it has cooled down. Once the jar is fairly cool, it should be put into the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before eating to give the flavors time to meld. The avocados will keep, tightly sealed in the refrigerator, for up to 2 weeks.

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