Homemade Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce with pears | No refined sugar

Homemade cranberry sauce recipes frequently call for full cups of sugar so you wind up making more of a super sweet jam than a sauce that tastes like the fruit you used. I much prefer to taste the ingredients I went to the trouble of preparing. The tartness of cranberries provides an essential juxtaposition to the heavy richness in the rest…

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Turkey Brine Ingredients

Apple-Herb Brined Turkey

Brined turkey might sound like a lot of work but it really is very simple. If you have never tried brined turkey you are in for a treat. After a bath in a flavorful salt solution, the roasted meat comes out moist, tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful. The first time I tried brining before cooking a turkey I was nervous…

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Pecan crumble

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumble

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crumble is one of my favorite quick Thanksgiving desserts. Start with an easy pumpkin pie filling lightly sweetened with brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices, flecked with fresh ginger, then top the crustless pie with a brown sugar-pecan crumble topping. Double the recipe to fill a larger 13×9 dish or bake the crustless pies in individual…

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Pumpkin Pie Parfaits - tastes indulgent but secretly light

No Cook: Easy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

These airy pumpkin pie parfaits are a perfectly festive fall dessert. They are so luscious and so simple, you will want to make sure to include them on your Thanksgiving menu. Perhaps you are starting to feel overwhelmed by all you have taken on for your holiday meal. This parfait is about to come to your rescue. You can be…

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Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert Caramel Apple Salad maker. So why haven’t I…

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