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There is no denying that maple syrup is terrific on pancakes, but it can also add a unique flavoring and zest to a wide variety of dishes, by making boring foods exciting. Here are some mouthwatering ways to use maple syrup. Pies Maple syrup can enhanse the flavor of your pies, the way nutmeg and cinnamon can. You can add maple syrup directly into the pie as a replacement for molasses or you can drizzle it on top of the crust. If you are really feeling decadent, you can even make a maple syrup pie. Bacon Bacon candied with maple…

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A cup of hot cocoa is a seasonal delight we all look forward to. Nothing beats coming in from the cold and warming up to a cup of hot chocolate. During the holiday season, sample the cocoa recipes below. Traditional Hot Cocoa Use this basic recipe as a starter for adding many variations of flavorings. Ingredients: 4 ounces sugar 2 ounces baking cocoa A pinch of salt 3 ounces hot water 32 ounces milk 3 drops vanilla extract Directions: 1) Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar together and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water. 2) Bring to a boil,…

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One of the best loved and most sought after treats are cookies. While boxed and bagged cookies are delightful and really take virtually no work other than opening the box or bag, there is nothing like a homemade cookie. Below are some of the most scrumptious and easy cookies recipes. Get out your baking sheets, mixers, and parchment paper. It’s time to bake cookies! Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies Serving Size: 18-24 cookies What You’ll Need: • Mixer • Parchment Paper • Unsalted Butter, room temperature- 1/2 cup • Sugar- 2 tablespoons • Sugar in the Raw- 2 tablespoons • Light…

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After spending all that time cooking, the meal is enjoyed, but then there are the leftovers. That’s Ok! Thanksgiving dinner is the meal that keeps on giving. Some folks look forward to the leftover meals as much as the holiday meal. Here are some recipe suggestions you will enjoy. Loaded Turkey Stew Ingredients Chicken Broth Turkey Pieces Chopped Green Beans Chopped Carrots Real Bacon Bits Chopped White Potatoes Corn Kernels Parsnips Chopped Mushrooms Spring Onions Minced Garlic Italian Seasoning Salt Pepper Optional-Hot Peppers Directions 1) Pour chicken broth into a Dutch oven pot and place on a stovetop burner. 2)…

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Who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse? Most kids adore this Disney character, but he is also loved by adults as well. Celebrate Mickey’s 90th Birthday with foods shaped like your favorite mouse. Let’s take a look at 10 unique food creations that you can easily make at home. Sugar Cookie Any time that you have a lot of kids together, cookies can be a great treat. If you make sugar cookie dough from scratch, you can easily shape the dough into Mickey Mouse shapes that have ears and all. The easiest way to make these cookies is to find a cookie…

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Turkey is the star dish on the Thanksgiving table, so it’s important to make sure its cooked to perfection. Also, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner and are worried about carving the turkey, below is an easy step-by-step guide on how to carve the bird. Carving Tools • A carving board • A cutting board • Chef’s knife or a slicing knife • Paper towels • A serving platter • A boning knife or any other long, flexible knife • Quality tongs Now that you have all the necessary hardware, here is everything you need to do to turn a whole…

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Bundts pan are one of the most under-utilized tools in the kitchen. Chances are you have one or more of these aluminum pans in your cabinets . You might think they are only good for one thing, but there are lots of ways to utilize them. Here are twelve unique ideas that take the Bundt pan out of storage and into the limelight. Monkey Bread Bundt pans are often associated with fancy, complicated recipes, but monkey bread is a crowd pleasing dessert that couldn’t be more simple. Instructions 1) Start with two 16-ounce cans of biscuit dough, separated into individual…

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Do you have an jar of pickle juice sitting in your fridge leftover from summer BBQ’s? If you’re not sure what to do with leftover pickle juice and don’t want to just throw it out, here are some creative uses for pickle juice you can test on National Pickle Day. Add Veggies to the Brine Wash, chop and trim raw veggies that you didn’t use when preparing a crudité platter or salad and add them to leftover pickle brine. Allow everything to soak to make a delicious fresh batch of marinated veggies. Clean the Counters If you’d rather use an…

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Game day bar carts are ideal, they let people graze and grab what want. Below is a game plan on how to incorporate a bar cart while entertaining during sports season. Locations for Your Cart Place the cart near the dining or breakfast table. You could use your bar cart strictly for drinks and place food somewhere else. Consider making a hot dog station, a sandwich station, or make a wing station. Create a bar for drinks and set up a dessert table. Special Drinks Create a special game day cocktail, inspired by your team. You could make a special…

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A nacho bar is a fun idea to have if you’re planning on hosting a game day at your home, a birthday party, or any other special event, such as a holiday celebration. This kind of bar is easy to set up and can be customized depending on how many people you’re going to serve and the types of foods that your guests enjoy. When building your nacho bar, you can include healthy toppings along with a few sweet and savory options so that there is a variety for every taste. Setting Up Your Bar When you’re setting up your…

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