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Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin and cranberry are two great flavors to enjoy for the holidays! I really like these Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins because they have dried cranberries, golden raisins, chopped pecans, and spices mixed in the batter—they just seem perfect for this time of year! You don’t really need a glaze for these, since they’re sweet enough on their own, but I’ve included a recipe for Cream Cheese Icing that you can spread or drizzle over these muffins if you like!

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Scottish Shortbread

Rich, buttery shortbread is such a treat, and it’s one of my favorite cookies. It’s a great cookie to enjoy any time of the year, but I tend to think of making it more around the holidays. This particular shortbread is based on a recipe from an old newspaper clipping, and I’ve really been wanting to try it out!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

What could be better than a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly day? Well, if you’re a casserole lover, it could be this Chicken Noodle Casserole! It has that delicious chicken noodle soup flavor with some cheese and veggies added in and a yummy cracker crumb topping!

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Calico Beans

If you have never had Calico Beans, you’re missing out on something very tasty! There are a variety of beans in this recipe, along with ground beef and bacon for the meat lovers in your life! This recipe has a rich, baked bean-type flavor too, thanks to the ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar that are part of the saucy mixture.

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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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