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Turkey Sweet Potato Soup

One of my oldest recipes, a healthy colorful soup made with sweet potatoes and leftover turkey. It's like a bowlful of fall color. And it's extra easy to make, there's no need to even sauté the onion and celery before adding the rest of the ingredients. Just chop 'em up and cook 'em! For the Weight Watchers? Just three or four points! For everyone? A very tasty satisfying soup, a great way to return to "normal eating". I'm republishing this 2003 recipe because it's such and a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Looking for more ways to use up leftover turkey? Check here for lots of ideas ! Autumn is upon us. The air is crisp, the sky that shade-deeper autumn blue. The leaves are at their peak, dressed in their fall finery of russet and gold. The leaf tourists are about too, clogging the country roads and stopping for pie and coffee and a small-town welcome along the way. Here, the mums planted last year are in full flowe

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

When picturing a Thanksgiving meal, my mind’s eye moves straight to the pumpkin pie, its crust golden and flaky, the filling tawny orange flecked with spicy brown. But some years, it’s good to part with tradition! Treat your family to this luscious bread pudding, if not for Thanksgiving then before or after. While it’s a bit homely looking, you’ll be licking the dish clean! The original recipe is what makes America obese: the portions were enormous and laden with fat and sugar! Even with half the calories and a third the fat, you’ll find the revised recipe generous and rich. ALANNA's TIPS Use fresh rather than stale bread – it will more easily soak up the pumpkin-infused egg and milk mixture. If the bread is crusty, think about removing the crust before tearing into cubes. For texture contrast, top with a few toasted pecans. If you bake ahead of time, reheat the pudding before serving. The sauce can easily be made in advance, then reheated. If you’ve wanted to expe

Gourmet Chocolate Mocha Cookies

Close your eyes and imagine-taste deep-dark decadent chocolate cookies laced with espresso, then imagine-taste deeper, bits of melty chocolate inside . It's a chocolate lover's dream cookie, right? It's also one of my oldest cookie recipes and a "must-make" for a Christmas cookie tray and all the chocolate lovers in your life. If you crave chocolate cookies that are almost like brownie cookies or fudge cookies or flourless chocolate cookies, here you go, get to baking! Super Chocolate-y, Contains Almost 1.5 Pounds of Chocolate! Crackly on Top, Chewy Inside. Delicious with Cold Milk. Freezes Beautifully.

Homemade Applesauce

How to make applesauce from scratch, offering control over the apple varieties, the texture, the amount of sweetness (we like it best without added sugar!) and added flavorings like lemon or vanilla. It's plain in appearance but vibrant in flavor. For a festive bright-red homemade applesauce for the holidays? Add cranberries! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Budget Friendly. Just One Ingredient! Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. No Added Sugar. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Molasses Cookies & Molasses Ice Cream

The Recipes: An unexpected pair of recipes rich with classic molasses flavor. First up, old-fashioned Molasses Cookies, my forever-favorite recipe. Second but not to be overlooked, a most surprising and alluring no-cook Molasses Ice Cream. These recipes are all about the molasses, mix and match. The cookies are old favorites but really, Molasses Ice Cream is a big surprise. A real fall treat? Spread a little Molasses Ice Cream onto a couple of Molasses Cookies: instant Molasses Sandwich Cookies! The Conversation: Who else remembers cranking a wooden ice cream maker in the back yard? Fun times for kids! ~recipe updated 2016 for a little fall-weekend inspiration~ ~ more recently updated recipes ~ A neighbor captured this scene on eight-millimeter film in the 1960s. A few kids are circled round a wooden ice cream bucket on a summer day. We take turns cranking the handle, the bigger kids helping the littler ones as the ice cream thickens. As the film rolls in my memory’s