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Gingerbread Pancakes
2 cups store bought boxed pancake mix
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cups water
¼ cup molasses
2 tbsp butter

1 cup icing sugar
2-3 tbsp milk

In a large bowl, whisk together store bought dry pancake mix with spices. Add remaining ingredients indicated on the instructions of the box and molasses and mix well. To make pancakes, melt butter on a skillet over medium heat and pour a ¼ cup of mixture per pancake, fitting as many as you can onto the pan. Fry until golden brown on one side and top of pancake is bubbly. Flip the pancakes and cook until the other side is golden. To make glaze, whisk together icing sugar with milk. If your glaze is too thick, add a little more milk.

Eggnog French Toast
1 loaf crusty French bread, cut into slices
2 cups eggnog
6 eggs
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp rum extract (optional)
2 tbsp butter

In a large bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, nutmeg and rum extract. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each slice of bread into eggnog mixture and fry until it is golden brown on both sides.

Cinnamon Roll Strata
2 rolls store bought cinnamon roll dough, diced into 1-inch pieces
2 small apples, peeled, cored and diced
⅓ cup chopped pecans
2 eggs
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icings from store bought cinnamon roll dough
3 tbsp maple syrup

In a large bowl, toss together diced cinnamon roll dough, apples and pecans. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Pour egg mixture over the cinnamon roll mixture and mix well. Transfer to a well greased bundt pan. Bake, covered with aluminum foil at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until golden brown and dough is cooked through, approximately 15-25 minutes. While strata is cooling, whisk together glaze ingredients. Once strata is completely cool, remove from bundt pan and drizzle with glaze.

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5 Holiday Appetizers | Easy Entertaining

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Blackberry Baked Brie
1 cup blackberries, reserving a few for garnish
½ lemon, juiced
1 tsp chopped rosemary
2-3 tbsp honey (depending on how sour your blackberries are)
1 8-oz wheel of brie
¼ cup pecans

Remove the top rind of the brie and set aside. Place the base of the brie on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, or until hot and slightly bubbly. While brie is baking, add blackberries, lemon juice, honey and rosemary to a medium pot over medium heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the blackberries have released their juices and liquid has thickened. Once the brie begins to melt, transfer to a serving dish and top with blackberry mixture. Garnish with pecans, whole blackberries and rosemary sprigs.

Stuffed Mushrooms
2 tbsp butter
18 whole cremini mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup grated parmesan, divided in half
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped mushrooms stems and cook, stirring occasionally, until juices release, about 4-5minutes. Add garlic, parsley and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the cream cheese and remove from the heat. Fill each mushroom cap with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture and place into a lightly greased oven-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan and bake until mushrooms have softened slightly and cheese is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Turkey Stuffing Meatballs
1 cup dry store bought stuffing
1 cup milk
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
2 tsp chopped sage
1 tsp thyme leaves
¼ cup cranberry sauce, divided in half
Salt and pepper taste

In a large bowl, pour the milk over the stuffing. Let the stuffing mixture side for about 5 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed. Add turkey, egg, herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Add half of the cranberry sauce and mix well. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 400ºF until golden and cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and brush with remaining cranberry sauce.

Roasted Grape Crostini
2 cups red grapes
2 rosemary sprigs
1 baguette, sliced
Salt to taste
1 cup goat cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup chopped pistachios
2 tbsp honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 400ºF. To make roasted grapes, place grapes into a baking dish and add rosemary. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until grapes have softened. To make crostini, place baguette slices onto a nonstick pan or parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Season with salt to taste. Bake until golden, about 6-8 minutes. To assemble crostini, spread goat cheese over each baguette slice and top with roasted grapes, pistachios and drizzle with honey.

Pear & Blue Cheese Cups
1 store bought puff pastry sheet
3 pears, cored and sliced into thin wedges
¼ cup blue cheese
¼ cups walnuts, chopped
Honey (optional)
1 egg, beaten for egg wash

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside. Cut 12 even squares from the rolled out puff pastry sheet and place a square into each muffin cup. Lightly brush each puff pastry square with egg wash. Fill each cup with pears and bake until pastry is golden and puffed up, about 15-20 minutes. Top with blue cheese and walnuts and return to the oven until cheese has heated through and walnuts have toasted, about 3-5 minutes. To finish, drizzle with honey.

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