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4 Ways to Use All Those Apple Peels

I was surfing and found this and thought these idea’s were very useful and fun. Check it out. From The Oprah Blog

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs OR ginger cookies 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons white sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup cold water 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 1 1/4 cups pureed pumpkin 3 egg yolks … Continue reading

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Easy Italian Meatloaf

what you need 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 pkg.  (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained 4 cloves  garlic, minced 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup  spaghetti sauce, divided 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided make it … Continue reading

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4 More Ways To Make Eggs Sizzle

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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Ingredients BASE: 1 1/4 c butter, softened 1 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed 2 c quick cooking oats 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda FILLING: 1 jar(s) caramel ice cream topping (12.25 oz) 4 Tbsp flour 1 c … Continue reading

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Cristina Ferrare’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Crust 9 whole graham crackers 12 ginger snap cookies ½ cup chopped pecans 2 Tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. ground cinnamon 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Filling 3 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature, cut … Continue reading

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SIX DECORATIVE PIE EDGE TECHNIQUES

I don’t bake but I sure thought these were a neat way to put a new look on an old recipe. “Put your forks away! Instead of the usual “pressing of the tines” ritual around the perimeter of your holiday … Continue reading

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CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH BBQ SAUCE

SERVES: 4 PREP TIME: 10 Minutes COOK TIME: 15 Minutes INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. ea.), cut into nuggets 1/2 cup Italian seasoned … Continue reading

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Seven Layer Salad

Ingredients 1 pound bacon 1 large head iceberg lettuce – rinsed, dried, and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped cauliflower 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise 2 … Continue reading

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Steak ‘N’ Bacon Cheddar Meatballs

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Calling all chocolate lovers! This recipe is one my mom hand wrote on the back of an old recipe book. I’m sure it was one of those that came from a friend over the phone. Moist chiffon cake, draped in … Continue reading

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Spinach-Stuffed Pumpkins

I think this would be really good with squash, also. Ingredients 4 small sugar pumpkins 1 (9 ounce) package frozen creamed spinach, thawed 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 slices white cheese, such as Monterey Jack butter Directions Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes, chocolate, bacon — “there’s nothing wrong with that situation,” as one taste-tester commented. This happy marriage of vices is a great option when you’re craving a sweet-and-savory breakfast-for-dinner dish. Ingredients 4 strips bacon 1 3/4 cup buttermilk pancake mix 1 cup … Continue reading

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Cheese Ball Goblin from Jenny

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature, plus 2 (8-ounce) packages whipped cream cheese 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature 1 tablespoon milk 2 cups shredded mixed cheeses, such as cheeses for tacos Green food coloring 2 large tortilla chips 1 … Continue reading

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Green S’Lime JELL-O Swamp Cake from Jenny

what you need 1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil’s food cake mix 8   OREO Cookies, chopped 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided 1-1/4 cups  boiling water 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin 2 cups  ice cubes 7 SWEDISH FISH Aqualife and/or Soft & Chewy Candies … Continue reading

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Boo Cups from Jenny

what you need 2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding 3-1/4 cups  cold milk 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided 20   OREO Cookies, crushed (about 1-3/4 cups), divided 30 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips make it BEAT pudding mixes and milk in large … Continue reading

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Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies from Jenny

what you need 1-1/4 cups PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, divided 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup  powdered sugar 1 tsp. almond extract 1/4 tsp.  salt 1-1/2 cups flour make it HEAT oven to 325ºF. RESERVE 40 nuts for later use; … Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN FORTUNE COOKIES

These would be good for many types of parties and gatherings. They’d be really fun for a shower or wedding. Here’s what you’ll need: Nonstick spray 2 egg whites 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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MINI MUMMIES

The kids will love to eat these little mummies…and make them too! Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Difficulty: Easy 1 package hot dogs, each cut in two 1 package prepared pie dough Directions Preheat – 350° Line a … Continue reading

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Halloween Party Drinks

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4 PUMPKIN SEED SNACK IDEAS

Here at The Paula Deen Test Kitchen, we carve an obscene amount of pumpkins in October and all through the fall. Don’t get us wrong, though; we love it! We get such a big kick out of carving ghoulish grins … Continue reading

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Wicked Cupcakes from Jenny

Cupcakes: 1 1/2 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped 1/4 cups prune juice 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1/3 … Continue reading

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Pecan-Caramel Spiders from Jenny

1 1/2 cups toasted pecans 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, in pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 ounces thin black licorice strands, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, … Continue reading

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HAIRY EYEBALLS

1 1/2 cups biscuit mix 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere or sharp Cheddar cheese 1/2 pound mild bulk sausage 1 (3-ounce) package Oriental-flavor ramen noodles, without seasoning packet Large pimiento-stuffed green olives, halved crosswise Directions Preheat the oven to … Continue reading

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BAKE SALE: PUMPKIN MUDSLIDE CUPCAKES

Visit any Halloween store and you’ll quickly see that Halloween is no longer just a kids’ holiday.  Likewise, cupcakes, once only served at children’s birthday parties, are now made in flavors that are decidedly adult.  For an adults-only Halloween cupcake … Continue reading

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