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Pumpkin Butter

This is a delicious recipe and a  perfect to us up any leftover pumpkin puree you might have. A quick 20 minutes and you will have a great tasting spread for toast, biscuits, or graham crackers..

Ingredients:
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch of cloves

Combine all ingredients except vanilla  in a saucepan. Heat over a medium heat until boiling. Immediately  turn to low stirring carefully and constantly until thickened. The  mixture will splatter when it first boils, which is why it is important to reduce heat. Stir constantly until it thickens, about 20 minute, or mixture can be pulled away from the bottom and doesn't flow back. Stirin vanilla. Place in a sterilized jar and refrigerate. Pumpkin butter will keep for about three weeks. Enjoy.

Pumpkin Cookies

It's fall, and that can mean only one thing, pumpkin flavored everything. This is a simple recipe for delicious pumpkin cookies.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2  cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch of cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Begin by creaming the sugars and butter in your stand mixer. Mix well for about 5 minutes. Beat in pumpkin, egg, molasses, and vanilla. Add flour and dry ingredients mixing well. Chill dough for one half hour. Drop with a cookie scoop on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.


Carefully move cookies to a rake and allow to cool.

Dutch Oven Sausage and Veggies

I try and eat healthy, but every once and a while I get a craving for sausage. I was shopping today and saw my favorite sausage was on sale. This is a simple meal that takes no time to make. The salt from the sausage provide all you need, and the flavors from the salsa and chili powder round things out nicely.

Ingredients:
1 link all beef sausage
1 ear corn
8 petite potatoes
About 12 fressh fresh beans
1/8 teaspoon hatch chili seasoning
1/4 cup of salsa
1 teaspoon clarified butter

Begin by preheating your Dutch oven over medium heat, and you oven to 350 degrees. Cut the sausage into 1 inch pieces. Add the butter then add  on the sausage Browning on both sides.

Cut the potatoes in half and add to the pot. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and place in the oven for 50 minutes. CAREFULLY, with pot holders, remove from oven. Slowly remove lid, being cautious of escaping steam. Plate and enjoy.