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Featured: Thanksgiving Side Dishes



Bleedin’ Green Punch

Bleedin’ Green Punch 1 (25.4 oz. bottle) sparkling white grape juice 1 (46 oz. can) pineapple juice 1 (2 liter) bottle lemonade 2 (.14 oz.) green Kool-Aid packets Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl. Serve over ice. A sweet sparkling wine could also be substituted for sparkling white grape juice Save

Black and Gold Bars

Black and Gold Bars 1 (16 ounce) package chocolate sandwich cookies 2 sticks unsalted butter, divided 2 (16 oz) bags mini marshmallows, divided 5 cups crispy rice cereal Yellow food coloring Line the bottom and sides of a 9 x 12 x 2 baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside. Place chocolate sandwich cookies in … Continue reading Black and Gold Bars

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus 3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped 2 cans (15 oz. each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained 1 small garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon tahini 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon paprika Fresh … Continue reading Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Bacon and Cheddar Corn Chowder

Bacon and Cheddar Corn Chowder 1 (12 oz.) package bacon, diced 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 celery ribs, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 medium red-skinned potatoes, cubed 6 cups chicken stock ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 cans (16 oz. each) whole kernel … Continue reading Bacon and Cheddar Corn Chowder

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad 1 pound (16 oz.) spaghetti 1 (12oz) bag frozen edamame 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp. ground ginger) 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then … Continue reading Asian Noodle Salad

Autumn Snack Mix

  Autumn Snack Mix Makes 4 cups 1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds, roasted and salted 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and salted 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup red-skinned Spanish nuts 3/4 cup Reece’s pieces Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars

Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars Makes approximately 16 bars 1 bag (2 ounces) dried apples 3/4 raisins 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoons white granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold, unsalted butter, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes 2-4 … Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding Serves 8-10 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar, divided 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons water 3 egg yolks 4 cups heavy cream, divided 1 stick unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 large bananas 4 cups vanilla wafers In a double boiler, mix together the flour, 1 cup of sugar, and … Continue reading Banana Pudding