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Baking Bites For Craftsy: A Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Side Dish

Baking Bites' Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes almost always make it on to my Thanksgiving table. Sometimes, I serve up Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter instead of traditional mashed potatoes. Other times, I simply roast them. If you are looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes at your holiday table, look no further than my Simple Sweet Potato Souffle (free recipe!!) on the Craftsy blog. The souffle ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

A lot of people think of pumpkin puree as an ingredient to use in pie and breads, and not much else, but pumpkin puree is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into all kinds of dishes. One of my favorite surprising places to use pumpkin is in a batch of my Pumpkin Granola, which is a wonderful fall breakfast or snack option. These ... Read More »

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune has been hosting an annual cookie contest for almost 30 years. Thousands of readers submit their classic family favorites and their innovative new creations in the hopes of seeing them in print in the paper. Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More features more than 100 of the contest’s best recipes. The recipes are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is always a welcome choice of dessert for Thanksgiving, but there are times when you want a pumpkin dessert besides pumpkin pie at your holiday table. My suggestion? Try baking up a Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding instead of that pumpkin pie. This bread pudding is rich and moist, made with a pumpkin custard base that is loaded with plenty of pumpkin pie spices. ... Read More »

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving dinner usually centers around a whole, roasted turkey and the side dishes that accompany the bird. A whole turkey is a great thing to serve when you have a big crowd to feed, but if you have a smaller group, a whole bird can present some problems. First, it is fairly time consuming to make if you only need to serve two or four ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Cornbread is a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish, especially if you have baked up a batch of my delicious Pumpkin Cornbread. The cornbread can be served as-is or it can be turned into a delicious holiday stuffing that will compliment any big family dinner. I have made all kinds of different stuffing recipes in the past, from Bacon, Pumpkin and Pecan Stuffing to Caramelized Onion Stuffing and Cranberry, Pancetta and ... Read More »

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Double crust pies need to be vented to ensure that the steam from the cooking filling can escape without ruining the look of the pie. There are many ways to vent a pie crust, from simply cutting a few slits in the top before putting it into the oven to placing a pie bird in the center of the dish. A pie bird, or pie ... Read More »

Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread

Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread

There was a point in time where one of the only places you saw pumpkin was in pumpkin pie, but those days are long gone. Pumpkin – and pumpkin pie spice, of course – is all over the place during the fall, in desserts, savory dishes and even in coffee drinks. My Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread is just one of many delicious ways to use pumpkin ... Read More »

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