Recipes of the Season

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FALL TOFFEE POPCORN

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 cups popped popcorn (1/2 cup unpopped kernels)
  • 1 stick real butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey (local is best!)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Remove and discard any unpopped kernels from popcorn.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat -- combine butter, brown sugar, honey & salt. Stir constantly. Bring to a simmer -- whisk in vanilla, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. The longer it cooks, the crunchier the coating will be.
  3. Put popcorn into a bowl. Pour sauce over popcorn. Gently toss until popcorn is evenly coated. Sprinkle with toffee bits & stir until evenly incorporated.
  4. Store in an airtight container. Makes 12 cups.





    PUMPKIN SPICE

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
    • 1-½ teaspoons ground cloves
    • 1-½ teaspoons ground allspice


    Oddly enough, “pumpkin” spice doesn’t contain pumpkin! Rather, it’s a combination of spices that, together, bring to mind the foods of autumn.





    CLASSIC STUFFING

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 cups stale white bread, crumbled
    • 1/2 pound butter
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 3 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 apple, cored, peeled, and chopped
    • 3 sprigs parsley, minced
    • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon dried sage
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 pound sausage meat

INSTRUCTIONS

Crumble the breads into a large bowl. Chop meat and cook with the vegetables in part of the butter until lightly browned. Melt the rest of the butter and add, with the vegetables, apple, herbs & seasonings to the bread. Stir to blend well and stuff into the bird just before roasting. Alternatively, you can bake the dressing in an 8x12-inch baking dish at 350°F for 30-40 min or until golden brown on top. Enough to fill a 15–18 lb. turkey or an 8"x12" baking dish.