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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Want to cook something new for Thanksgiving this year? Or maybe you need a little inspiration for a dish that impresses your guests? We’ve rounded up fifteen recipes to make for Turkey Day – just click on the links for ingredients and directions.

Cranberries

Beverages:

Sides:

Apple Crisp Pecan Pie

Desserts:

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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

This homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is made for your slow cooker and for cooler days when you want something extra comforting. Serve it up during the weeknight or for a holiday party this year, and add chicken, bacon, broccoli and more for a well-rounded meal.

Elbow Macaroni

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 5 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 24 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper as desired

Directions:

  1. In the slow cooker, combine macaroni, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, evaporated milk, whole milk and garlic powder; mix well.
  2. Add melted butter, salt and pepper and mix. Put the cover on the slow cooker and cook on high until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce is thickened – about 2-3 hours
  3. Uncover and stir after 2 hours. If the pasta is not cooked through or the sauce is not thick enough, keep the macaroni and cheese in the slow cooker and check every 20 minutes). Serve and enjoy!

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Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Today we’re sharing this basic sugar cookie recipe for you to decorate this Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and for other holidays throughout the year.

Basic Sugar Cookie RecipeWhat you’ll need:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted
    butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for
    rolling out dough

Directions:

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and sugar until mixed. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  3. Gradually add in flour mixture while mixing on low. Continue until mixture pulls away from the bowl. Divide the dough in half and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar.
  5. Remove one half of dough from the refrigerator, and with a powdered sugar-coated rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shape and place at least 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cookies turn brown at the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting or icing. Repeat with other half of dough if desired, or keep for up to one week.

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