Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

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Make these mashed sweet potatoes for your family dinner.

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I never really was one much for sweet potatoes.  I’m not sure why. I love me some mashed potatoes, but had never even considered having the mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Nope, the mashed sweet potatoes were something that I just passed right over.

Maybe it was the overpowering sweetness of the traditional sweet potato dish or I got them confused for candied yams.  In any case, it wasn’t until much later in life that I realized how good sweet potatoes are.  Man, I’ve been missing out all these years!

These Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar are sure to delight even the pickiest eater in your family.

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Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

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Marinate your turkey in a collection of fresh juices, spices, and olive oil for a real treat with this mojo turkey recipe.

mojo marinated turkey Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

Are you always trying to figure out some new and exciting way to serve turkey?  I know we are.  We have one person that loves loves loves traditional Turkey and Dressing and all the fixins, and everyone else is kind of like “yeah, we eat it once a year.”

You see, it’s not that we don’t like the traditional Turkey and Dressing and all that good stuff.  It’s just that…we want something more.  Something different and exciting.  Something that makes us enthusiastic about the big meal.  Enter this Mojo Turkey recipe with mojo sauce.  Mojo is a Latin American sauce that contains loads of spices, olive oil, and something acidic, like citrus juices.  It’s not usually spicy, just full of flavor.   When you serve this Mojo Turkey Recipe, your guests will be begging for more.

Over the next week, we’ll be sharing many unique twists on the normal Thanksgiving dishes.  Be sure to join us for the whole series.

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Three Fabulous Autumn Comfort Food Recipes

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autumn comfort food recipes Three Fabulous Autumn Comfort Food Recipes

Autumn is famous for being quite chilly, and it’s around this time we all start craving comfort food. It’s in our nature to want to hibernate and stuff our faces with glutinous creations. However, that doesn’t mean that the Autumn comfort foods we eat need to be unhealthy! The following recipes are perfect Autumn comfort food, and very nutritious.

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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There are two things I love  – pecan pie and bar cookies.  Why not combine the two with these pecan pie bars?

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I am a sucker for pecan pie.  I have to say that it’s probably my favorite kind of pie.  Serve it with a big dollop of whipped cream, and I am so there.

Of course, it takes a while to make pecan pie.  Especially if you’re going through all the effort of making a pretty design on the top with the pecan halves.  Why not just cut to the chase, and make a great pecan pie bar?  These pecan pie bars are  relatively quick and easy, and you don’t have to feel the need to justify making a whole pie.

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Mushrooms

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acorn squash stuffed with kale and mushrooms Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Mushrooms

With the cooler weather of fall upon us, it’s time for us to change what we eat.  I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for something that’s hearty, warm, and tastes good.  If I can sneak some good for you foods into my diet, well, that’s even better.

Squash has always been one of my favorite foods, in all of its many forms.  My mom always made stuffed squash when I was growing up, but she usually used zucchini.  This acorn squash stuffed with rice, kale, and mushrooms is a fall and winter version that is sure to please.

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Spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones Recipe

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This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine.

spicy red velvet cupcake cones Spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones Recipe

Have you been bored with your ho-hum meals lately?  Sometimes your food needs a little kick.  Texas Pete is here to help you spice up your life.  You just can’t beat freshly made sauces with premium ingredients, like   Texas Pete Hot Sauce.  Instead of dousing your meal in a spicy condiment, how about adding it to a recipe for the unexpected kick.  Red Velvet cupcakes are a traditional favorite, but sometimes, they need a little sumtin-sumtin.  These spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones are a perfect example of an unexpected spicy kick.

 Spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones Recipe

 

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Hearty Italian Food Favorites Everyone Can Enjoy

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hearty italian food favorites Hearty Italian Food Favorites Everyone Can Enjoy

Everyone loves hearty Italian food. With the diversity in flavours and the rich ingredients, you could be forgiven for wanting to eat everything! One of the best things about hearty Italian food is that it is diverse. There are many different kinds of Italian cuisine that can be enjoyed that far surpass the common pasta and pizza. Due the diversity of Italy as a whole, the food that originates from there is different.

Typically, pizza and spaghetti come from Neapolitan forms of cooking. But, there are a total of twenty regions within Italy. These all have their own distinct flavours and a rich diversity of cooking methods.

Italian cuisine has become more prevalent in the last century. Due to the Italian immigration to the US, hearty Italian food came as a by-product. This is great news for Americans, as they can enjoy Italian cuisine as it was meant to be.

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Say HELLO to Chocolate with HELLO by Lindt

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Special thanks to Hello by Lindt for supporting my candy habit.  Om nom nom.

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 Say HELLO to Chocolate with HELLO by Lindt I love candy. There, I said it. Whenever I see a new candy at the store, I am tempted to try it. I mean, some sound icky, but most of the time…Most of the time, I’m seriously considering it.

Sometime during the summer, I happened upon these new Hello by Lindt candies. They’re little two-bite filled chocolates. Rich, creamy chocolates that are filled with your favorite flavors. Things like Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Brownie, Cookies and Crème, and Crunchy Nougat. Tasty, right?

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