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Baked Squash & Apples

Baked Squash & Apples

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of 20 oz. cut butternut squash
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut squash into bite size pieces.
3. Core, peel, and slice apples.
4. Place squash and apples in a baking dish.
5. Mix the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the squash and applies.
6. Bake for 45-50 minutes (or until top is brown)

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Dip

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“We write to taste life twice” – Anais Nin

Going to someone’s house for Thanksgiving and need one last minute thing to bring?  Try this simple, quick, and delicious pumpkin dip!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cans of pumpkin (about 22 ounces)
  • 1 large container of Cool Whip (12 ounces)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Whatever you choose to dip into the dip (I will be using graham crackers and pears)

Steps:

1. Pour the cool whip into a medium sized bowl.  Mix around a little to soften it.

2. Slowly (in small bits) add the pumpkin and stir into the cool whip.

3. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and stir.

4. Serve with graham crackers and pears (can also use apples and other fruit)

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Forrest Gump Cookies – Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest.  You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

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Last week, the other TAs came over for a meeting.  We had to grade our students’ exams, but we couldn’t forget about food! We made the night pass quickly by ordering Thai food and playing some music.  I wanted to make some treats for them and these cookies were the result.  They LOVED them and my friend Amber (see below) decided to name them “Forest Gump Cookies”.  Beware that you will not be able to only eat one. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & spray baking sheet with baking spray
  • Combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. (Watch carefully while baking because these cookies burn easily on the bottom and are served best when soft)

Happy baking!

*Please note that this recipe was adapted from allrecipes.com*

Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

 

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream!” – Julia Child 

 

It’s that time of year again… my favorite season!  Bring on the boots and scarves, watch the leaves change color, and embrace the FALL!  For a food blogger, this obviously means lots of baking with apples.  A couple weekends ago my friends and I headed up to Western Mass and enjoyed a nice day of apple picking. 

 

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As a result, I still had tons of apples leftover.  I checked the cupboards and searched through my ingredients to see what types of goodies I could bake for my friends.  The result…. a house filled with delicious fall scents and bellies filled with delicious apple cinnamon pecan muffins. 

 

Servings: 6 muffins

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 large apple sliced and chopped

Steps: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Peel and chop your apples into small pieces.

3. Beat the egg, melt the butter, and mix them with the other ingredients (including the apples) in a large bowl. 

4. Pour the batter into the cupcake tin filling each slot about 2/3rds full. 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

 

Happy baking & Happy fall!!!

 

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