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Homemade pumpkin butter in big batches for holiday gifts

There is no better Fall breakfast than rich, velvety pumpkin butter slathered on toast with a cup of coffee. This homemade pumpkin butter is made with apple cider, aromatic spices, sliced ginger and a bit of orange liqueur. A video of how to can it for holiday gift giving is included. This post may contain …

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Best Low Carb Root Vegetables for Side Dishes

Although root vegetables are generally higher in carbohydrates than other vegetable choices, if you choose the right ones, and roast them or sauté them without adding sugar or sauces, you can still get high-flavor (and healthy) comfort food without going over your daily carb count. This ”Ragù” recipe is a sauté of root vegetables on …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Leftover Squash or Canned Pumpkin

Some of the tastiest Winter squash varieties are gigantic, resulting in leftover pumpkin/squash puree after cooking. What to do with it? Make some delicious, savory (or sweet) pumpkin pancakes! Pumpkin pancakes work equally well with canned pumpkin and you can make them in a skillet or baked in a sheetpan. Easy to Make Savory vs …

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Brazilian Shrimp in Pumpkins – Camarão na Moranga

Camarão na Moranga (Shrimp in Pumpkin) is a creamy seafood stew from Brazil beautifully served in a colorful pumpkin. Traditionally it would be served in a pinkish heirloom variety of pumpkin called Moranga (see photo below). If you can’t find this variety however, an orange baking pumpkin will work just fine. The flavor and the presentation …

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Pumpkin (Squash) Soup: with Smoky Anchos

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty, healthy soup — perfect for cool Fall or chilly Winter nights.  Detailed video in recipe below Jump to: Recipe | Best Squash for Soup | Substitutions for Ingredients | Roasting vs Slow Cooker …

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Pepperonata on Butternut Squash: + Romesco Sauce

Pepperonata (peh-peh-roh-NAH-tah) is an Italian vegetable dish of slow-cooked, or stewed bell peppers with onion and garlic.  Of course there are variations and some Italian cooks will add tomatoes, eggplant, or other Italian vegetables. Romesco is a low carb tomato and pepper sauce thickened with ground almonds. Pepperonata alone or combined with romesco makes a stellar …

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Chai Spice Filling

Pumpkin whoopie pies are a delightfully sinful treat, generally made with cream cheese filling. This recipe amps it up a notch by adding chai spices to the filling and making the pumpkin cookie with browned butter. Why Pair Chai Flavors with Pumpkin? It is becoming quite tiring to see pumpkin pie spice thrown into every …

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