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  • Creole Kumquat and Mustard-Glazed Cornish Hens

    Creole Kumquat and Mustard-Glazed Cornish Hens

    The great thing about this type of dish is that many variations and flavors can be achieved if the cook gets creative. This recipe can also be made with boneless breasts of chicken on the grill. The hens could also be substituted with a large roasting capon.

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    The great thing about this type of dish is that many variations and flavors can be achieved if the cook gets creative. This recipe can also be made with boneless breasts of chicken on the grill. The hens could also be substituted with a large roasting capon.

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  • Spiced Cranberry and Kumquat Sauce with Zinfandel

    Spiced Cranberry and Kumquat Sauce with Zinfandel

    I cannot imagine this sauce not in a crystal bowl on my Thanksgiving feast table. Adding seasonal fruit as in kumquat, puts this dish on the next level. Everyone needs to try this dish once, and it will never be replaced for your cranberry sauce.

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    I cannot imagine this sauce not in a crystal bowl on my Thanksgiving feast table. Adding seasonal fruit as in kumquat, puts this dish on the next level. Everyone needs to try this dish once, and it will never be replaced for your cranberry sauce.

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  • Brine Method for Turkey

    Brine Method for Turkey

    Brining is a pretreatment in which the turkey is placed in a salt water solution known as brine. This produces a moist and well-seasoned bird.

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    Brining is a pretreatment in which the turkey is placed in a salt water solution known as brine. This produces a moist and well-seasoned bird.

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  • Roasted Turkey

    Roasted Turkey

    Thursday, December 17 2015 6:37 PM EST2015-12-17 23:37:46 GMT
    (Air date: December 17, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse)More >>

    (Air date: December 17, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse)

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  • Roasted Turkey with Truffle Butter

    Roasted Turkey with Truffle Butter

    Prep Time: 2 and 1/2 HoursYields: 6 Servings Comment: Christmas is often considered a day for large family gatherings, but often smaller families of 2–6 celebrate the day together as well. On theseMore >>
  • Roasted Goose

    Roasted Goose

    South Louisiana is a haven for game birds, which may be one reason the state is known as Sportsman’s Paradise. Canadian and specklebelly geese are found by the thousands in the marshlands. This dish calls for a domestic goose, but feel free to use any wild species.

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    South Louisiana is a haven for game birds, which may be one reason the state is known as Sportsman’s Paradise. Canadian and specklebelly geese are found by the thousands in the marshlands. This dish calls for a domestic goose, but feel free to use any wild species.

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  • Roasted Teal Ducks

    Roasted Teal Ducks

    Air date: November 22, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse.

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    Air date: November 22, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse.

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  • Chef Folse's Baked Long Island Duck

    Chef Folse's Baked Long Island Duck

    Each great-tasting duck will feed three people.More >>
    Each great-tasting duck will feed three people.More >>
  • Herb-and-Horseradish Crusted Beef Rib Roast

    Herb-and-Horseradish Crusted Beef Rib Roast

    Prep Time: 4 Hours Yields: 8-12 Servings Comment: Christmas in Bayou Country is all about faith, family and food so you will want to make an entree that is both delicious and beautiful. At one time,More >>
  • Italian Sausage-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

    Italian Sausage-Stuffed Leg of Lamb

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-03-22 22:00:49 GMT

    Air date: March 22, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse.

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    Air date: March 22, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse.

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  • Herb- And Garlic-Roasted Rack Of Lamb

    Herb- And Garlic-Roasted Rack Of Lamb

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 6–8 Servings Comment: In this dish, the lamb is seasoned with herbs and garlic to enhance the flavor of the meat. For a fun presentation, french the lamb chops by scraping someMore >>
    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 6–8 Servings Comment: In this dish, the lamb is seasoned with herbs and garlic to enhance the flavor of the meat. For a fun presentation, french the lamb chops by scraping someMore >>
  • Chef Folse's Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

    Chef John Folse's Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

      Easter is the perfect time of year to prepare leg of lamb. Many Cajun families choose to have lamb on their holiday table.
     Easter is the perfect time of year to prepare leg of lamb. Many Cajun families choose to have lamb on their holiday table. More >>
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Spiced Cranberry Glaze

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Spiced Cranberry Glaze

    Thursday, December 11 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-12-11 23:02:43 GMT
    Grilling is a great way to infuse smoky flavor into pork tenderloin. For best results, build a coal bed on one side of the grill. Place tenderloin away from hot coals, so it will receive medium-high heat. Do not overcook. Use a meat thermometer to monitor internal temperature of tenderloin.More >>
    Grilling is a great way to infuse smoky flavor into pork tenderloin. For best results, build a coal bed on one side of the grill. Place tenderloin away from hot coals, so it will receive medium-high heat. Do not overcook. Use a meat thermometer to monitor internal temperature of tenderloin.More >>
  • Chef Leah Chase’s Holiday Oyster Dressing

    Chef Leah Chase’s Holiday Oyster Dressing

    Chef Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cooking from the world-famous Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, was kind enough to share her oyster bread dressing with me for Thanksgiving Dinner 2005. It is quite simple to do, but the taste is purely Leah. More >>
  • Pecan Rice Dressing

    Pecan Rice Dressing

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 8-10 Servings Comment: Pecan rice dressing is found on most holiday tables in South Louisiana. It incorporates the best ingredients of Bayou Country including seafood, meatMore >>
  • Thanksgiving Corn Pudding

    Thanksgiving Corn Pudding

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:57 PM EST2014-11-11 23:57:03 GMT
    Can you imagine Thanksgiving without a beautiful casserole reminiscent of the farm? This dish is perfect for the holiday table not only because of its flavor and eye appeal but you must remember that corn was a gift to the early colonists from the Native Americans at that very first Thanksgiving.More >>
    Can you imagine Thanksgiving without a beautiful casserole reminiscent of the farm? This dish is perfect for the holiday table not only because of its flavor and eye appeal but you must remember that corn was a gift to the early colonists from the Native Americans at that very first Thanksgiving.More >>
  • Ruth Fertel's Plaquemines Parish Oyster Dressing

    Ruth Fertel's Plaquemines Parish Oyster Dressing

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 7:00 PM EST2014-11-19 00:00:23 GMT
    Oyster dressing is a classic dish that is served on virtually every Thanksgiving table in Plaquemines Parish. This magnificent recipe is from the famous founder of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ruth Fertel.More >>
    Oyster dressing is a classic dish that is served on virtually every Thanksgiving table in Plaquemines Parish. This magnificent recipe is from the famous founder of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ruth Fertel.More >>
  • Sweet Farre Dressing

    Sweet Farre Dressing

    Farre is a meat dressing brought to Louisiana by the Germans. In many Cajun and German communities of the River Road west of New Orleans, farre was often seen as a sandwich spread at weddings, parties and funerals. This is one of our many variations, which includes sweet potatoes and is undoubtedly from the German Coast of Louisiana.

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    Farre is a meat dressing brought to Louisiana by the Germans. In many Cajun and German communities of the River Road west of New Orleans, farre was often seen as a sandwich spread at weddings, parties and funerals. This is one of our many variations, which includes sweet potatoes and is undoubtedly from the German Coast of Louisiana.

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  • Shoepeg Cornbread Dressing

    Shoepeg Cornbread Dressing

    Cornbread is a staple of southern dressings. Shoepeg corn adds the unique sweet flavor that makes this dressing pure Louisiana.

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    Cornbread is a staple of southern dressings. Shoepeg corn adds the unique sweet flavor that makes this dressing pure Louisiana.

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  • Santa’s Favorite BLT Dip

    Santa’s Favorite BLT Dip

    Friday, December 19 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-12-19 16:39:45 GMT

    Everyone loves the flavor of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It's the perfect comfort food! Did you ever think of making a dip or salad with these wonderful flavors? Well, here's your chance and you might even try the real bacon bits that are found in jars or the fully cooked bacon strips in the meat case.
     

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    Everyone loves the flavor of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It's the perfect comfort food! Did you ever think of making a dip or salad with these wonderful flavors? Well, here's your chance and you might even try the real bacon bits that are found in jars or the fully cooked bacon strips in the meat case.
     

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  • Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato And Ginger Soup

    Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato And Ginger Soup

    Tuesday, February 17 2015 6:25 PM EST2015-02-17 23:25:42 GMT
    I was looking through The Doctor's Big Book of Home Remedies for ideas to replenish your body with B vitamins that are drained from all that late night partying. I found such things as quinoa, tomato juice, bananas and even asparagus. But somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember an old chef friend of mine who often could be found at his desk slurping Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup after a night on the town…and he had plenty of nights out on the town!More >>
    I was looking through The Doctor's Big Book of Home Remedies for ideas to replenish your body with B vitamins that are drained from all that late night partying. I found such things as quinoa, tomato juice, bananas and even asparagus. But somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember an old chef friend of mine who often could be found at his desk slurping Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup after a night on the town…and he had plenty of nights out on the town!More >>
  • Spinach and Acorn Squash Soup

    Spinach and Acorn Squash Soup

    Japanese chefs know a simple truth about cooking: if food looks good, it will certainly taste good. This basic principle is proven in the phenomenal visual appeal and flavor that vivid green spinach and bright acorn squash give this soup.

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    Japanese chefs know a simple truth about cooking: if food looks good, it will certainly taste good. This basic principle is proven in the phenomenal visual appeal and flavor that vivid green spinach and bright acorn squash give this soup.

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  • Santas Christmas Eve Soup

    Santas Christmas Eve Soup

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 7:43 PM EST2014-12-10 00:43:44 GMT
    Mama Claus was more excited about serving Papa Claus her special Christmas soup than he was about hitching up those reindeer. Some say Santa was a bit grumpy when he came in from the barn and Mama Claus knew that she had to put a smile on his face. Her special red and green colored Christmas soup did the trick! Ho ho ho!More >>
    Mama Claus was more excited about serving Papa Claus her special Christmas soup than he was about hitching up those reindeer. Some say Santa was a bit grumpy when he came in from the barn and Mama Claus knew that she had to put a smile on his face. Her special red and green colored Christmas soup did the trick! Ho ho ho!More >>
  • Bisque Of Pumpkin, Spicy Sausage And Fall Greens

    Bisque Of Pumpkin, Spicy Sausage And Fall Greens

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:43:20 GMT
    No tricks, just treats, plus a great way to reuse those fall decorations. For a twist, try adding a handful of shrimp or a cup of diced tasso for a rich smoky flavor. This recipe is perfect for those cool fall nights.More >>
    No tricks, just treats, plus a great way to reuse those fall decorations. For a twist, try adding a handful of shrimp or a cup of diced tasso for a rich smoky flavor. This recipe is perfect for those cool fall nights.More >>
  • Oysters Rockefeller Soup

    Oysters Rockefeller Soup

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 12 Servings Comment: It is such a great concept to create a soup from the premier oyster dish of New Orleans! This soup has become famous at Lafitte's Landing Restaurant and isMore >>
    It is such a great concept to create a soup from the premier oyster dish of New Orleans! This soup has become famous at Lafitte's Landing Restaurant and is requested on more occasions than all other soups combined.More >>
  • Roasted Beet, Blood Orange and Endive Salad

    Roasted Beet, Blood Orange and Endive Salad

    Did you know many cultures believe that if a man and a woman eat from the same beet, they will fall in love? Should you wish to try, no better recipe than this one! Delicious and refreshing, it promises a beautiful love story that never ends!

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    Did you know many cultures believe that if a man and a woman eat from the same beet, they will fall in love? Should you wish to try, no better recipe than this one! Delicious and refreshing, it promises a beautiful love story that never ends!

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  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Onion and Brown Butter Sauce

    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Onion and Brown Butter Sauce

    Ingredients 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, about 3 large ones 1/4 cup olive or other vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup finely chopped onions 6 Tbsp butter, dividedMethod Preheat oven to 400°F. PeelMore >>
    Ingredients 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, about 3 large ones 1/4 cup olive or other vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup finely chopped onions 6 Tbsp butter, dividedMethod Preheat oven to 400°F. PeelMore >>
  • Simple and Delicious Holiday Yams

    Simple and Delicious Holiday Yams

    Most holiday yam recipes contain numerous spices and a marshmallow topping. This recipe may seem much more boring, but even with fewer ingredients, these yams are magnificent.

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    Most holiday yam recipes contain numerous spices and a marshmallow topping. This recipe may seem much more boring, but even with fewer ingredients, these yams are magnificent.

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  • Chef John Folse's Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes

    Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes

    Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 6 Servings Comment: With only 5 grams of carbs per serving, this sweet side dish goes well with almost any low carb entrée. The maple andMore >>
  • Maple-roasted Butternut Squash and Arugula

    Maple-roasted Butternut Squash and Arugula

    Air date: November 8th. Source: Chef John Folse.

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    Air date: November 8th. Source: Chef John Folse.

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  • Chef Folse's Whipped Parsnips with Roasted Garlic

    Chef Folse's Whipped Parsnips with Roasted Garlic

    Air date: December 1, 2015. (Source: Chef John Folse)More >>

    Air date: December 1, 2015. (Source: Chef John Folse)

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  • Chef Folse's Twin Squash Pudding

    Chef Folse's Twin Squash Pudding

    Thursday, August 6 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-08-06 15:35:15 GMT
    The use of squash instead of French bread adds moisture to this sweet dessert pudding. By leaving out most of the sugar, this dish can be easily transformed into a savory vegetable casserole.More >>
    The use of squash instead of French bread adds moisture to this sweet dessert pudding. By leaving out most of the sugar, this dish can be easily transformed into a savory vegetable casserole.More >>
  • Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Goat Cheese

    Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Goat Cheese

    Prep Time: 1½ Hours Yields: 6–8 Servings Comment: Serve this tasty roasted cauliflower dish as an appetizer or even as a side dish to accompany beef, pork or poultry. Ingredients for Roasted Cauliflower: 1More >>
    Serve this tasty roasted cauliflower dish as an appetizer or even as a side dish to accompany beef, pork or poultry.More >>
  • Roasted Carrots with Onion and Brown Butter Sauce

    Roasted Carrots with Onion and Brown Butter Sauce

    Ingredients 1 pound fresh baby carrots 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup finely chopped onions 6 Tbsp butter, dividedMethod Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat baby carrots with oliveMore >>
    Ingredients 1 pound fresh baby carrots 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup finely chopped onions 6 Tbsp butter, dividedMethod Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat baby carrots with oliveMore >>
  • Leek and Yam Au Gratin from Chef John Folse

    Leek and Yam Au Gratin from Chef John Folse

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 6 Servings Comment: Although leeks are common in European cooking, often the American shoppers will walk by the vegetable case and ignore this giant scallion-like onion. AlthoughMore >>
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brownbutter

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brownbutter

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 12 Servings Comment: Everyone knows that Thanksgiving just wouldn't be right without magnificent side dishes, and this recipe is perfect for your next holiday feast. RoastingMore >>
  • Spiked Eggnog Cabanocey

    Spiked Eggnog Cabanocey

    Eggnog is found on many tables in Cajun Country during the Christmas season. Many believe that the "nog" in eggnog comes from the word "noggin."

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    Eggnog is found on many tables in Cajun Country during the Christmas season. Many believe that the "nog" in eggnog comes from the word "noggin."

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  • Wassail Punch

    Wassail Punch

    Thursday, December 31 2015 3:18 PM EST2015-12-31 20:18:59 GMT
    Air date: December 31, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse. More >>

    Air date: December 31, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse.

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  • Hot Cocoa Cookies with Hot Cocoa for Santa

    Hot Cocoa Cookies with Hot Cocoa for Santa

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 5:08 PM EST2015-12-22 22:08:27 GMT
    Air date: December 22, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse More >>

    Air date: December 22, 2015. Source: Chef John Folse

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  • Holiday Sugar Cookies

    Holiday Sugar Cookies

    Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 30 (3-inch) Cookies Comment: Every kid is supposed to leave cookies out with a glass of milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, but most children often eat the cookies long beforeMore >>
  • Pumpkin Butter And Praline Creole Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Butter And Praline Creole Cheesecake

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-11-25 23:37:04 GMT
    The flavors of pumpkin and pralines are as indigenous to Louisiana as gumbo is to Bayou Country. This is a simple recipe flavored with praline liqueur and pumpkin butter, both found in your local specialty food store. However, you may wish to substitute a shot of bourbon and a cup of candied yams or other fruit of your choice.More >>
    The flavors of pumpkin and pralines are as indigenous to Louisiana as gumbo is to Bayou Country. This is a simple recipe flavored with praline liqueur and pumpkin butter, both found in your local specialty food store. However, you may wish to substitute a shot of bourbon and a cup of candied yams or other fruit of your choice.More >>
  • Pumpkin Praline Flan

    Pumpkin Praline Flan

    Prep Time: 2 Hours Yields: 8 Servings Comment: The English had their custards and the French and Spanish their flans. Once America was discovered a new ingredient was added to the egg and milk mixtureMore >>
  • Gingerbread cake with poached Christmas pears

    Gingerbread cake with poached Christmas pears

    Prep Time: 1 and 1/2 HoursYields: 8 ServingsComment: There is nothing that shouts Christmas like gingerbread. When served with the beautiful bright red poached Christmas pears flavored with a touch ofMore >>
  • Mamere's Sweet Potato Pie

    Mamere's Sweet Potato Pie

    The Beauregard yam is one of the sweetest yams in Louisiana. This unique variety was originally produced at Louisiana State University in the late 1980s. The small Beauregard sweet potatoes are the best kind to use in this pie.

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    The Beauregard yam is one of the sweetest yams in Louisiana. This unique variety was originally produced at Louisiana State University in the late 1980s. The small Beauregard sweet potatoes are the best kind to use in this pie.

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  • Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie PREP TIME: 1 Hour SERVES: 6-8 COMMENT: Why not create an unusual holiday twist to an otherwise great pecan pie recipe? Here, I have added chocolate to enrich theMore >>
  • Honey Pecan Pie

    Honey Pecan Pie

    No one really knows how many variations there are for this premier holiday dessert. Pecan pies can be flavored with everything from figs to persimmons and even swirled in chocolate. This favorite recipe seems to outshine them all. 

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    No one really knows how many variations there are for this premier holiday dessert. Pecan pies can be flavored with everything from figs to persimmons and even swirled in chocolate. This favorite recipe seems to outshine them all. 

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  • Classic Pumpkin and Pecan Pie

    Classic Pumpkin and Pecan Pie

    Prep Time: 1 and 1/2 Hours Yields: 1 (9-inch) Pie Comment: The months of October and November shout pumpkin and pecans. We immediately think of individual pumpkin and pecan pies greasing the holidayMore >>
  • Pumpkin Créme Brûlée

    Pumpkin Créme Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is a French dish that literally means “burnt cream”. Other flavors such as cinnamon, coffee, pistachio and hazelnut can be added, but we decided on pumpkin to bring out the fall festivities. This recipe offers you the opportunity to convert this wonderful fall vegetable into a unique receptacle for pumpkin crème brûlée.

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    Crème brûlée is a French dish that literally means “burnt cream”. Other flavors such as cinnamon, coffee, pistachio and hazelnut can be added, but we decided on pumpkin to bring out the fall festivities. This recipe offers you the opportunity to convert this wonderful fall vegetable into a unique receptacle for pumpkin crème brûlée.

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  • Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

    Ginger-Pumpkin Meringue Pie

    Prep Time: 4 Hours Yields: 8 Servings Comment: Here a fluffy springtime meringue comes to harvest season. Wow your guests with the exotic flavor of ginger added to a pumpkin meringue. Ingredients forMore >>
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