Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

  Print Mini Pumpkin Parfait with Cranberry Caramel A yummy twist on a traditional holiday pumpkin and spiced cookie dessert.  Course Dessert Cuisine American Ingredients 1 package Cafe Bistro Speklatius Spiced Cookies 1/2 cup Countyside Creamery Unsalted Butter, Divided 1/2 cup packed Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup Sweet Harvest Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 8 ounces Happy Farms Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread, softened 1/4 cup Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar 1 cup Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Canned Pumpkin 8 ounces Friendly Farms Whipped Topping, divided Instructions Place cookies in food processor and pulse to form fine crumbs.In …

Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties

  Print Pan Fried Crab Cakes With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine. Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process.A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, medium-bodied chardonnays and medium-to-full-bodied, flavorful merlots.“I love having a bright, crisp chardonnay on hand for holiday entertaining,” said Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery. “Chardonnay complements so many holiday flavors. It’s a great choice …

Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

Building an outdoor kitchen is a significant investment that can be rewarding for years to come. It’s important to take advantage of nice days and temperate seasons as much as possible, no matter in which part of the country you live. However, with proper planning and preparation, you can fully maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor kitchen all year long, even when temperatures drop. There are ways to do it, and many homeowners are catching on. In fact, a majority of grill and smoker owners (61 percent) enjoy grilling year-round, according to the Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association. These tips …

Mashtinis

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Amazing What Stemware Can Do For Mashed Potatoes Main dishes are often easy to select—maybe it’s turkey, or ham, or chicken or beef. Maybe even lamb or pork. But once that decision is made the question is what side dishes to offer guests. And what appetizers? Keeping those options both simple to execute, delicious, and interesting is what keeps some American cooks awake at night! If choosing holiday starters and sides is leaving you stressed, relax. These recipes will let you serve up some traditional flavors with a fun twist – and they won’t keep you trapped in the kitchen. …

Friendsgiving Feast

  Print Chipotle Corn Pudding Great twist on the traditional corn pudding recipe with a spicy modern touch. Your friend will be your BFF just to get your recipe.  Course Side Dish Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 8 people Ingredients 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp McCormick Minced Onions 1 1/2 tsp McCormick Ground Mustard 1 tsp McCormick Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt 1/4 tsp McCormick Chipotle Chili Pepper 4 eggs 1/2 stick melted butter 1/2 cup milk 2 14 3/4 oz can creamed corn 1 15 …

Dirty Martini Steak Kabobs

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With spice consumption at an all-time high across America, it’s an exciting time for flavor. According to the McCormick® Flavor Forecast®, different tastes, textures, and colors are mixed and matched to deliver fun and excitement to eating. “We’re seeing a more adventuresome spirit in the kitchen – playful takes on America’s favorites that bring both the comfort of familiarity and the energy of the unexpected,” says Larry Tong, McCormick chef. “For example, a contemporary combination of mustard seed and vermouth sparks a martini-inspired steak kabob, complete with onion and olive garnishes.” Tong sees this lighthearted approach showing up in every …

Halloween Fare

Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear—trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. Throw a fabulous Halloween party fit for little goblins or grown-up monsters with some devilishly good sweets. Try these easy party ideas from Wilton to make your Halloween spook-tacular. Masquerade Cookies Yield: 2 dozen cookies 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp. Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp. Imitation Almond Extract Royal icing Orange, Black, Green, …

Sweet Potato Crisp

Sweet Potato Crisp This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.  Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and …

Parmesan Crusted Bruschetta Chicken

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Chicken is one of America’s favorite foods, so much so that every American ate an average of 84 pounds last year. Although it’s a great go-to ingredient for a family dinner, it’s easy to get tired of the same old chicken recipes. To help combat chicken fatigue, Hellmann’s® mayonnaise has teamed up with Chef Tim Love to launch the “Chicken Change-Up,” offering simple and family-friendly recipe ideas, tips, and tricks to help inspire parents when preparing the nightly meal. “Chicken dishes are a staple in my household,” says celebrity chef, dad and author Tim Love. “I’m always looking for inspiration …

Push-up Pops

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Cooking Push-up Pops are a yummy easy to make dessert treat Celebrating and hosting parties has been a love of Courtney Dial Whitmore’s since she set up her first tea party as a little girl. Entertaining family and friends brings together those we love to enjoy great food and, according to Whitmore, even “sweeter company.” Push-up pops are perfect for themed children’s parties as well as spooky Halloween parties, summer picnics, Easter gatherings, Valentine’s Day occasions, tea parties, baby showers, bridal showers, and more. Push-up pops are reminiscent of those frozen push-up pops from childhood. There are no rules this …