Roundup: 15 Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice Recipes for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

A quick visit to Pinterest will remind you of the fall season in a heartbeat, and one of the things that I love most about the fall season (and holidays) are all the great pumpkin recipes. So, to get a head start on all the cooking and baking coming up, I thought I would share a handful of yummy pumpkin and pumpkin spice recipes to inspire you in the kitchen.   

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How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

by Capree K

created at: 02/16/2012

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here's how.   

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What Foods NOT to Eat on New Years Day

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/30/2011
Every culture seems to have their custom 'lucky foods' to consume on New Years eve/day. Epicurious has a nice selection of recipes that feature some of the biggies like greens and lentils, but did you know that there are actually UN-lucky foods that you might want to avoid on the holiday? Lobster is one as they move backward, which may lead to setbacks in the new year. Chicken too

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How To: Make a Christmas Tree Pizza!

by Capree K

created at: 12/15/2011

Okay, true story: I was invited to a White Elephant party last weekend and, in the spirit of absurdity, I brought a giant cheese ball in the shape of a Christmas tree.  It was rolled in parsley, with almond slivers as garland, and red bell peppers as ornaments.  It was a hit.  It also looked like it was ripped straight out of a Betty Crocker magazine from the 1950s--oddly reproduced (and incredibly unappetizing) colors and all.  THIS Christmas tree-shaped treat looks incredibly delectable on the other hand.   

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