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Eggnog Recipe on Food52. Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Overnight French Toast Recipe. There are a lot of “bests” involved in being a kid on holiday mornings, but most of my favorite memories revolve around sitting at the breakfast table eating pancakes or French toast or some other special occasion meal that my parents whipped up.

Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Overnight French Toast Recipe

Now that I’m an adult, I still love sitting around the breakfast table and indulging in the kind of meal that takes a little bit more effort than cereal and milk, but now I’m the one responsible for getting up early and getting it on the table before hangriness takes over my household. Seriously, I don’t know how my parents did it all those years!

Enter: the overnight French toast casserole. AKA total breakfast lifesaver. Basically, it involves throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pan the night before, letting them sit in the fridge overnight, and then baking them off the next morning. In order to add a little extra holiday/winter cheer to this French toast bake, the custard is flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Ingredients. Spelt Sweet Potato Biscuits Vegan Recipe. A Thanksgiving of Gratitude: Ginger Cardamom Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Pecans & Creamy Swiss Chard and Celeriac Gratin » Love & Garnish — A Nourishing Kitchen. Ok…I know I’m a bit late on this post!

A Thanksgiving of Gratitude: Ginger Cardamom Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Pecans & Creamy Swiss Chard and Celeriac Gratin » Love & Garnish — A Nourishing Kitchen

I just returned home from my vacation to Australia but I couldn’t pass by Thanksgiving without doing a blog post! I know it’s a bit late and American Thanksgiving is Thursday, but it wouldn’t feel right if my all-time favorite holiday passed without sharing a recipe and some thoughts. We had our Thanksgiving dinner last night and invited over a few close friends to keep it casual. I had prepared well over the weekend so instead of my usual mad, frantic rush the day-of, it was actually a calm and enjoyable day! Festive decorations crept out from storage, fir-scented candles were lit that brightened the house from all corners, and the sun shone on the snowy white trees outside. My friend kept referring to this Thanksgiving as “Friendsgiving” and before we dove into the bounty on our plates, we each went around the room and said one thing we were thankful for. Not sure what to do with all those leftovers?! Plan ahead.

Serves 10 Preheat oven to 400. Butternut Squash, Pear and Chestnut Salad. Remember how I’d been asked to contribute a couple of salads to our Christmas family reunion this year?

Butternut Squash, Pear and Chestnut Salad

While I initially found the idea of eating salad at Christmas kind of strange, I still thought the concept to be extremely intriguing and inspiring and was looking forward to coming up with delicious salads worthy of the special occasion. But then, due to complicated life circumstances, my kids and I eventually decided not to attend said family reunion. That put a halt to my creativity and I had stopped at just this one Perfect Christmas Salad. Eventually, though, our circumstances changed for the better, so we decided that we were going to attend the reunion after all. It didn’t take long for me to come up with this Butternut Squash, Pear and Chestnut Salad, which was perfectly suitable for the occasion.

Sadly, though, I never got to share it with the fam… it seems like faith had decided that I was not to celebrate Christmas with them this year. I was full of good intentions, too! Quinoa stuffed delicata squash rings with mushrooms, cranberries, and pecans. Cranberry Avocado Salsa. Cranberries are everywhere, hooray!!

Cranberry Avocado Salsa

Cranberries are only around from October to December. So hurry and get them while they are here! When cranberries are around I am on the hunt for different ways to use them. I love making homemade cranberry sauces and have found that cranberries are amazing in a salsa! Eating Cranberries is a delicious and easy way to get a great dose of vitamin C, 1 cup has 13 milligrams. Studies suggest that cranberries can help prevent kidney stones from forming, lower LDL, and raise the good cholesterol HDL.

Okay, so if you are like me …you’re stockpiling cranberries while you can find them. Cranberry Avocado Salsa Shared By: Pick Fresh Foods Ingredients 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup orange juice 1 orange bell pepper, diced 1 medium jalapeño, seeded, finely diced 2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced Instructions In a food processor combine cranberries, sugar, and orange juice; pulse to coarsely chop berries. . ~ Cindy. 5 Tricks for a Perfect Turkey. Roasting a turkey is easy.

5 Tricks for a Perfect Turkey

Roasting a juicy turkey with perfectly blistered golden brown skin? Not so easy. But it can be. Follow these five tips, and you'll be responsible for a flawless Thanksgiving turkey your guests will always remember. ① Brine and DryYou must brine your bird using either a wet or dry brine. A wet brine is a salt solution in which you submerge your turkey for four to 48 hours. Photo: Katie Foster/Tasting Table A dry brine refers to a salt cure that you slather onto the bird and then let sit overnight in the fridge and/or at room temperature for one hour before going into a hot oven. ② The Perfect RackDIY your rack instead of buying one, like George Mendes of Lupulo does for his Portuguese Roast Turkey.

RELATED Chefs Share Their Turkey Brining Tips » ③ Tricks to Avoid OvercookingNever put a frozen turkey, or even a refrigerated one, directly into a preheated oven. Photo: USDA via Flickr Now, this is important: Breasts cook faster than the legs. Roasted New Mexican Green Chile Porchetta. Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork Recipe on Food52. Binchotan Charcoal Dishcloth – Pod.