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Pumpkin Swirl Bread

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

Ingredients

FILLING:
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk

BREAD:
3 cups sugar
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 cup water
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
Additional chopped walnuts

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 8×4-in. loaf pans. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.

In a large bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.

Pour half of the batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Spoon filling over batter. Cover filling completely with remaining batter.

Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until serving.

Just before serving, if desired, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-swirl-bread#ixzz3GzU4Gh9K

Recipe found here: Pumpkin Swirl Bread

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Ingredients
1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
1 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
Orange food coloring
Reese’s pieces

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line 26 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, water and eggs; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full.

Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat frosting and flavoring; tint frosting orange. Arrange cupcakes on a large platter, forming a pumpkin. Spread frosting over cupcakes. Decorate with Reese’s pieces as desired. Yield: 26 cupcakes.

Recipe found here: Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Grandma's Mac and Cheese

Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/3 cups 2% milk
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Directions
In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses and Worcestershire sauce; stir until cheese is melted. Fold in macaroni.

Pour into a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked

Preparation
1. WHISK FLOUR INTO BUTTER

Preheat oven to 400°. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.

2. WHISK IN WARM MILK

Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.

3. WHISK IN CHEESE

Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Recipe found here: Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

Ingredients
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
2-2/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
3 tablespoons Madeira wine or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions
In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the shrimp, crab and mushrooms. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the wine, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Top with onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Seafood Bisque

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
Chocolate frosting and multi-colored sprinkles

Directions
In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 16 cupcakes.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Cupcakes

Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) mini penne pasta
1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced

SAUCE:
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1-1/4 cups grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

TOPPING:
1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.

For sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk and cream; heat through. Stir in the cheeses, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in bacon.

Drain pasta; toss with mushroom mixture and sauce. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Combine the bread crumbs, parsley and melted butter; sprinkle over mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

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