Pumpkin Spice Cornbread

If you’re a cornbread-lover, take note: this cornbread is flavored with pumpkin puree and slightly sweetened with pure maple syrup—perfect for fall and winter! The pumpkin puree makes this Pumpkin Spice Cornbread nice and moist, and cinnamon and nutmeg add that rich spice flavor we love so much in our autumn and winter baked goods! And last but not least, maple syrup is stirred in the batter for just the right hint of maple flavor and sweetness! It’s also quick and easy to make, since a corn muffin mix is used in the batter, so that cuts down on prep time!

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Blessings brighten when we count them.

—MALTBIE D. BABCOCK

Wishing you a special Thanksgiving Day and holiday weekend shared with family and friends, and filled to overflowing with blessings!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I was never much of a fan of cranberry sauce as a kid, but I like it now, especially if it’s homemade. When I reviewed the book In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley a few years ago, I found a recipe for cranberry sauce which I decided I had to try, since I’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce.

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Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and if you are too, here’s a wonderful, buttery, potato side dish for you to try—Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary. It’s from a cookbook I reviewed a few years ago, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love. These potatoes make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, and for special holiday meals, too. The potatoes are really tender and they’re mixed with lots of caramelized onions—yum!

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Sourdough Sage Dressing

I really like making recipes with fresh sage! I usually grow sage in the summer, along with some other herbs. It gives savory baked goods such a great flavor. Since stuffing and dressing recipes are on everyone’s mind during the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons, and since I’m a big fan of sourdough bread, I thought I’d try making a Sourdough Sage Dressing. And I thought it turned out really good!

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