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November 24, 2010

Goodbye Pumpkin

Since today and tomorrow are the last few days to have our pumpkins out I thought I would send them off with a proper goodbye. After Thanksgiving everything will be decked out for Winter with pinecones and mistletoe and snowflakes (Oh My!) and I must say that I am looking forward to all that decor. But every year I feel that Fall always fly’s by way to fast!

Seemed like only yesterday when Fiancé and I picked our pumpkin.

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And today we must already say goodbye to them!

Jackson is going to miss the big orange ball in the room for sure!

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In honor of my love for pumpkin, earlier this week I created two of my favorite pumpkin treats. I recreated my Pumpkin Penne dish.

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This time I added some broccoli and cauliflower to the mix. It was incredible. Even better than last time when it rocked my socks off!

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I also made a batch of Pumpkin Scones as well.

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I am going to have to create a Winter version of these bad boys! So Good!

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

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I also have been burning my pumpkin candles all week! I can’t get enough of that glorious pumpkin smell.

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So farewell sweet pumpkins! We will see you again next year.

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But don’t worry, if I get a hankering for your sweet taste, I have a few cans of the good stuff in reserve!

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner? What are your special plans for the big day?

Goodbye Pumpkin

Since today and tomorrow are the last few days to have our pumpkins out I thought I would send them off with a proper goodbye. After Thanksgiving everything will be decked out for Winter with pinecones and mistletoe and snowflakes (Oh My!) and I must say that I am looking forward to all that decor. But every year I feel that Fall always fly’s by way to fast!

Seemed like only yesterday when Fiancé and I picked our pumpkin.

DSC_0327

And today we must already say goodbye to them!

Jackson is going to miss the big orange ball in the room for sure!

DSC_1405DSC_1411

In honor of my love for pumpkin, earlier this week I created two of my favorite pumpkin treats. I recreated my Pumpkin Penne dish.

DSC_1388

This time I added some broccoli and cauliflower to the mix. It was incredible. Even better than last time when it rocked my socks off!

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I also made a batch of Pumpkin Scones as well.

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I am going to have to create a Winter version of these bad boys! So Good!

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

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I also have been burning my pumpkin candles all week! I can’t get enough of that glorious pumpkin smell.

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So farewell sweet pumpkins! We will see you again next year.

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But don’t worry, if I get a hankering for your sweet taste, I have a few cans of the good stuff in reserve!

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner? What are your special plans for the big day?

Sprouts & Squash

Last week I posted about a potential side dish for Thanksgiving this year and today I have another one to share.

I am relatively new to the whole Brussels sprouts scene. I am also somewhat new to making squash on a regular basis, but it has quickly become my go-to vegetable this Fall.

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Last week when I got to meet Bakerella at a book signing, while I was waiting in line I spent some time browsing through a Williams Sonoma recipe book and I saw a creation that mixed together two of my favorite things this Fall  – Brussels Sprouts and Squash!

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I mixed and sliced up everything like I usually do and seasoned everything with a little salt and pepper as well as some garlic gold and Goya.

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I also squeezed a bit of lemon on top too.

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You wouldn’t think the combination of Brussels sprouts and squash would be awesome but it totally is!

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Spread it all on a pan and heat in the oven at 400* for about 30 minutes

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I always hold onto the outer leaves of the sprouts and add them towards the end of the veggies time in the oven so they don’t burn too fast!

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After some time in the oven the sprouts come out browned and the squash is soft and delicious. Their flavors compliment each other like I never expected – it is a pleasant surprise!

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What are some food combinations that you didn’t think would work together but totally do?  

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What are some side dishes you are looking forward to this Thanksgiving? I am a new lover of all things Brussels sprouts, but I think at the Thanksgiving table with my family this year, I might be the only one! I might make it my mission soon to make my family Brussels sprouts lovers!

In terms of Thanksgiving side dishes, one of the things I am looking forward to is my mom’s green bean casserole, which I am really excited about! It’s so close I can taste it!

It’s almost Turkey day!

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