December Culinary Adventure
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Messing with Tradition- November Culinary Adventure ResultsOur challenge last month was to throw caution to the wind, take a good ‘ol standby recipe and put a new twist on it. I chose to mess around with cranberry sauce because I must admit I’ve never had a cranberry sauce that made me want to go back for more.
This pie combines some of the great holiday desserts all in one. It’s a classic pumpkin pie combined with the creaminess of a cheesecake and topped with a nutty praline confection. No need to make three pies anymore. This one will satisfy everyone!
Click here to view Creamy Praline Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Click here to view Risotto Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe
This soup has a warm complex flavor. This would be a great starter for any holiday meal.
Click here to view Spiced Pumpkin Soup Recipe.
This rustic bread stuffing will be the star of your holiday meal.
Click here to view Sausage Smoked Oyster Stuffing
The perfect zesty garnish for your Thanksgiving turkey and a great spread for leftover sandwiches.
Click here to view: Spiced Cranberry Chutney Recipe
The secret to a juicy delicious turkey is soaking it in a flavorful brine first. You’ll be amazed at what this simple technique will do for your Thanksgiving turkey. The salt in the brine pulls the liquid into the meat, making it tender, juicy and infused with flavor.
Click here to view: Apple Cider Brined Turkey Recipe
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
A fall inspired hummus with a hint of exotic warmth and spice.
Click here to view Savory Pumpkin Hummus Recipe.
I get weak in the knees just thinking
about these; buttery and moist with tendrils of sweet carrot and little gooey
pockets of butterscotch. Click here to view Carrot Cake Butterscotch Blondies Recipe
Click here to view Carrot Cake Butterscotch Blondies Recipe
Spiced Pumpkin Flaxseed Granola
This healthy granola is warmly spiced with all of fall’s favorite flavors.
Click here to view: Spiced Pumpkin Flaxseed Granola Recipe
Butternut Squash Shells and Cheese
A silky creamy sauce cradled in pasta shells and topped with a buttery crunch; this is comfort food with a sophisticated twist.
Click here to view Butternut Squash Shells and Cheese Recipe
Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Bacon Onion Chutney
A comforting casserole with a sophisticated twist. One of my go-to dishes when I need to deliver a comforting meal to a friend in need.
Click here to view: Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe
You put WHAT in the chocolate chip cookies?! I know it sounds a bit strange but it works! The smoky salty savory notes of bacon play off of the sweetness of the bourbon and chocolate in an unexpected and wonderful way. Give them a try!
Click here to view: Bacon Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.
Are you like me, enchanted by the arrival of fall? The first brisk wind and hint of yellow-tipped leaves sends me into a state of delirious bliss. Fall seems to grace us with her presence for just a few precious moments so I make a habit of savoring the small changes. Stop and watch as nature slowly trades her emerald dress for one last dazzling display, and stands magnificent in a new gown of warm tawny shades. Relish the small changes and seductions of fall all around you. Here is a list of the autumnal pleasures I intend to enjoy...
Click here the read: The Fleeting Seduction of Fall
Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Butterscotch Liqueur Glaze
This stunning cake is pure Autumn comfort. Moist and richly spiced gingerbread made with fresh ginger and drizzled with a decadent butterscotch glaze.
Click here to view: Gingerbread Bundt Cake Recipe.
This Chili powder has amazing depth and smokiness compared to the powdery store-bought kind. It’s completely worth the small amount of effort.
Click here to view: Homemade Chili Powder Recipe.