Roundup: 15 Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice Recipes for the Holidays

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 15 Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice Recipes for the Holidays

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: Autumn-Inspired Yarn & Twig Wreath

by Capree K

How-To: Autumn-Inspired Yarn & Twig Wreath

I love this wreath for two reasons.  One, it's pretty dang cute.  Two, it's seasonal without being Holiday-specific so you get more bang for your buck.  I'll even throw in a third BONUS reason: it's a great jumping off point if you do want to make it holiday specific.  It's all about the accessories, baby.  Oh, and your color choices.  

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7 Foods Chefs Are Avoiding Now

by DIY Maven

 

 

7 Foods Chefs Are Avoiding Now

If you haven't noticed, that picture perfect produce at the grocery store is less than tasty this time of year. Simply put, certain items are not in season and no amount of time in a hothouse can replicate what Mother Nature is able to achieve. So, that being said, here's 7 foods chefs won't eat at this time of year:

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Let the Holiday Posts Begin!

by Chris Gardner

Friends, it is November 2nd, Halloween is over, and it's time to begin the wintertide holiday festivities.

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Half of you reading this will say, "Duh, Chris, my tree's/menorah's been up for weeks, and my shopping was done months ago, and Bing's on the old hi-fi right now!" And the other half will say, "Are you kidding me?! Just because the corporations say its time to start selling doesn't mean it's December already...Quit being a slave to...

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How To: Pie Pops.

by Chris Gardner

My recent visit to the State Fair has taught me two very important new concepts: first, everything is better in mini (mini rabbits, mini cheesecake); and second, all foods are better on a stick.

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And, oh buddy, do these Pie Pops capitalize on both. "Scoochmaroo says 'These little beauties can be assembled with pre-made ingredients or from scratch. I used this pie crust recipe and the following filling to utilize fruit in season at the time:

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