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Posted October 29, 2014 by Melanie Heggs

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here are some recipes to get you prepared.

Mix 3/4 cup white sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts together and evenly cover 6 cups of sliced apples w/ mixture. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3 tbsp of butter. Sprinkle over apples. Cover w/ aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Take off foil. Bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown.

Put 4 cups of water in a saucepan. Add 1 tsp salt in and potatoes, then bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, simmer 20 minutes. Drain water. Mash ¼ cup butter, ¼ French onion dip, and 1 tsp minced garlic into potatoes, using a potato masher or fork. Mix in 1 tbsp of milk. Season with salt & pepper; gently fold in 2 tbsp of chopped chives.

Grease and flour the loaf pan. Mix together 1 cup canned pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1-1/3 cups of sugar and 2 eggs. Combine 1-1/2 cup and 1 tbsp flour, and ½ tsp of each: baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into pumpkin mixture until blended. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes-1 hour.

Place 1 lb. of beans and 1/3 cup cranberries in simmering water 4 to 5 min; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Melt 2 tsp of butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add ½ cup onions and 1 tbsp brown sugar; cook and stir 5 min. Add bean mixture; cook and stir 3 min. or until heated through. Add Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing; cook and stir 1 min. Top with almonds.

Allow white bread to get stale overnight. Break it into pieces and place in a large bowl. Melt 2 tsp of butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly cook and stir 1 diced bunch of celery and 2 chopped onions until the onions are soft. Transfer to the bowl with bread and mix by hand until well blended.

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Mix together 1/2 cup butter, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey, 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix in 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup cornmeal and 1/2 tsp baking powder; blend thoroughly. Stir in 1/2 cup milk and 3/4 cup of frozen corn kernels, thawed. Pour or spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes

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Thanksgiving is the commencement of the holiday season. Kick it off by making your own egg nog at home in just 5 minutes. Blend together 2 beaten eggs, 3 tbsp sugar, 2 1/3 cups of milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 dash of ground nutmeg.

Melt 3 tbsp of butter, add 2 tbsp of flour and stir, medium heat, 2 minutes. Add 2 ½ cups of half-and-half and stir 3 minutes. Add 8 ounces of cheese, cook over low heat; stir until melted. Add 1 tbsp mustard, pinch of nutmeg & cayenne. Boil macaroni; drain. Combine cheese sauce w/ macaroni. Sprinkle on an additional 8 ounces chesse. Douse bread crumbs in melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake 45 minutes, 350 degrees

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Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp salt and a 12 ounce bag of cranberries in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes. Cool before serving.