Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

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Cozy comfort food recipes to “fall” in love with

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Almond brittle is a unique alternative to peanut brittle. (Ella Green | The Blue & Gray Press)


Staff Writer

As Halloween approaches, so does the cooler, crisper weather and the season for fun fall recipes. Here are some recipes to keep you warm in the chilly weather and maintain that autumnal spirit throughout the rest of the holiday season.

Almond brittle:
1 package Keebler Club Crackers
4 ounces sliced almonds
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar

Line cookie sheet with foil. Cover foil with crushed crackers. Cover crackers with almonds. Bring butter and sugar to a rolling boil. Pour over almonds. Bake 15 minutes at 325 degrees until browned. Will continue to brown once taken out of the oven.

Hot fudge cake is the perfect sweet treat for chilly days. (Ella Green | The Blue & Gray Press)

Hot fudge pudding cake:
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour batter in a 9 inch square pan.

Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle over batter in pan. Pour 1 1/4 cup hot water over — do not stir. Bake 35-40 minutes until almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes after removing from oven.

Pumpkin cake roll:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Handful of pecans, or nuts of your choosing
Confectioners sugar, amount of your choosing

Beat eggs with sugar, canned pumpkin, and lemon juice. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir both mixtures thoroughly together to make batter. Grease and flour a cake roll pan. Spread batter in pan and sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool in pan. Flip onto a towel covered with confectioners sugar. Roll up in the towel and serve.

Leftover turkey BBQ:
2 cups turkey
1/2 cup celery
1/4 cup bell peppers, the color of your choosing
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine turkey, celery, peppers, and butter. Brown. Add remaining ingredients. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes on stovetop.

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