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Thanksgiving Idea: Roast Pumpkin, Golden Beet & Squash Salad with Garlic from Nourish

This is a clever idea for your Thanksgiving table. First of all, when we imagine that Thursday table we think about the turkey, the stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and the prized pumpkin pie sitting on the sideboard or kitchen counter. The salad? Salad for Thanksgiving? I really never considered that a key part of the…

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Pomegranate-Ginger Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds

In My Perfect Pantry, Geoffrey Zakarian uses simple pantry elements to forge wonderful, full flavored dishes. He has a list of 50 pantry ingredients that he employs in appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts. Here the simple ingredient is the pecans. It’s an addition that cooperates with pomegranate, ginger and pumpkin seeds. This is,…

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Tagliatelle with Pumpkin and Chestnuts from Nonna’s Kitchen by Jody Scaravella

It’s pumpkin season and time to marry those pumpkin flavors in fall Italian dishes: risottos and pasta. When it comes to pasta, nothing can surpass the luscious body feel in your mouth of tagliatelle. These “torn” lengths of pasta seem to ooze comfort with every bite. In Naples, a traditional pasta toping is chestnuts with…

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Roasted Tomato and Pumpkin Seed Salsa

  If you are asked to taste food with a blindfold, it can be embarrassing. People will confuse carrots and onion. Celery and hearty lettuce. Can you recognize parsnip with blindfold on? Not a chance. But, there are some flavors that cannot be missed. Say, pumpkin. With that distinctive, I’ll say earthy, taste and hustle…

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