Author: Melissa

Art with Ashlee- Front Porch Turkey

By Ashlee Herrera 1. Strip pallets. Each turkey will need quite a few boards. About two pallets each. 2. The longest boards stripped will be the feathers. With each set of feathers dropping by only a couple inches. Decide how tall you want the tallest one and go from there. My tallest feather is about 18 inches. 3. Now draw a curve/rounded line on the top of the feather, and cut with a ban saw repeat this on all 7 feathers. 4. Next you need to get the body. It is a series of three different sized circles. You will have to pin...

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake  with Cream Cheese Frosting Cake: 3 eggs 2 sticks butter, softened (1 cup) 2 – 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger (ground) 1/2 tsp. salt 15 oz. can pumpkin (puree) 3/4 cup milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups sugar  Preheat oven to 350º Use 2 – 9” round pans, greased and lightly dusted with flour) In a bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt until combined.  In a separate bowl, stir pumpkin, milk and vanilla...

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Harvest Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS • 2 pounds Fuji or Granny Smith apples • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1 1/2 cups flour • 3/4 cup granulated sugar • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 cup old fashion oats (not instant) • 1/2 pound butter, diced INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 inch pan Step 2 Cut the apples in quarters, core and slice thinly. Step 3 Add...

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Harvest Apple Butter

Ingredients • 8 Granny Smith apples or your favorite variety, peeled and diced  • 1 cup apple juice  • 1 cup sugar  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Instructions Step 1 Cook diced apple and juice in a Dutch oven over medium heat 30 minutes or until apple is tender in an applesauce like consistency. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Pour apple mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Step 2 Bake at 275° for 4 1/2 hours, stirring frequently or until a rich dark brown or desired consistency. Cover and...

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cut 2-3 Acorn Squash in half, remove seeds and strings. Place cut side down on lightly greased baking sheet with sides. Bake at 350* F until almost soft but not mushy (40-50min). Remove from oven, fill with stuffing and finish baking as directed. Apple-Sausage Stuffing: 1 pound bulk sausage 1 diced onion 1 diced apple 2 cups toasted bread cubes 2/3 cup chopped nuts 3/4 cup golden raisins or Craisins 1 T sour cream or yogurt 1/4 t each dried thyme, basil, and oregano (we love a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg!) Brown sausage in large skillet. Add onion...

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