Stuffing, Turkey, Cranberry Relish, Pumpkin & Rolls

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Mushroom Stuffing Cups

~:: Tara Noland of Noshing with the Nolands ::~

Thanksgiving is coming up fast and these little mushroom stuffing cups are an excellent side. When I have someone I know to be vegetarian at my dining table, I want to give them something really good and something anyone else would enjoy with their turkey, too. They are just as good on their own, served with other sides, as they are with gravy and turkey.



ABOUT TARA: Tara’s love of cooking started at a very young age where she would cook for her family. That love has continued over the years and now includes lots of time spent in the kitchen with her husband and daughter creating and entertaining. She also has a new found love of photography, working hard to increase her skills. When pulled away from the kitchen the family loves to explore and travel.
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Top Tips for Roasting a Turkey {infographic}

~:: Bonbon Break ::~

While swimming through my daily email pool, I came across this post by one of my favorite bloggers. And then I saw the image and thought….oh yes. Our readers NEED this. All the information you could ever need about roasting a turkey, all in one nice, neat infographic.







Splash o’ Port Cranberry Relish

~:: Val Curtis of Bonbon Break ::~

As a kid, I never ran to the cranberry relish bowl, or even strolled by for that matter. As an adult, however, I found it irresistible when a splash o’ port got involved.









ABOUT VAL: Val Curtis is the CEO and co-founder of Bonbon Break and the creator of the Food & Garden site Mental Chew. She is a former middle school science teacher who put her career on hold to be at home with her two babes.

When Val breaks away from her keyboard, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, tidepooling, sailing and potlucks. She gets a kick out of combing the web for recipes and then adapting them for her husband, family and friends to enjoy. Through her love of organic cooking, she became interested in growing her own produce and Mental Chew gave her the chance to combine her love of food and gardening as well as explore her new passion of photography.

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Fresh vs. Canned Pumpkin: I put them to the test!

~:: Fifteen Spatulas ::~

Is fresh pumpkin worth the effort, or should you just used canned pumpkin?

A few nights ago I laid in bed, eyes wide open, pondering that very question (because thinking about food before bed is way more fun than counting sheep).

For the longest time I had never bothered to use anything other than canned pumpkin. Mostly because so many recipes just say to use canned pumpkin by default. It seems like the common thing to do.

I mean seriously, which do we all WANT to be better?

ABOUT JOANNE: Joanne Ozug created Fifteen Spatulas to show people that recipes from scratch aren’t so intimidating after all. She walks you through her best dishes step-by-step and explains the how’s and why’s of cooking along the way. Her favorite recipes to cook are nostalgic junk food favorites like peanut butter cups and toaster tarts, but from scratch at home, so she knows what ingredients are going into it.

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Best Supporting Roll

~:: Flour Arrangements ::~

Some of the perfect features of this perfect little roll:  The gorgeous peach dough bakes into a pale golden orange.  The soft, tender texture melts in your mouth without getting gooey. The sweet, buttery flavor makes them hard to stop eating.  Their small size means there’s always room for one more pork sandwich.  Oh, and kids who despise vegetables of all kinds love to eat them.



ABOUT SUZANNE:  Suzanne focuses on food as centerpiece for both everyday routines and special occasions. Each recipe featured on Flour Arrangements, from simple loaves of bread to fondant decorated birthday cakes, comes with a story that blends life with cooking. You can find Suzanne on Facebook.