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Baby Pound Cakes with Pumpkin Glaze

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This sounded too good to pass up. Enjoy!
~Andrea

Baby Pound Cakes with Pumpkin Glaze | Megans Munchies
Baby Pound Cakes with Pumpkin Glaze
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:

1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well, 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
2. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended; stir in vanilla and almond flavorings.
3. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.
4. Bake at 350° for 16 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Cool …

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Virtual Cookie Exchange

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from Little Birdie Secrets...awesome recipes here. follow the link: Little Birdie Secrets: virtual cookie exchange


Christmas Countdown Blocks from Little Birdie Secrets

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I can't believe November is almost over! My kids have been asking every day how many days until Christmas. They've been asking since Halloween, so I made some countdown blocks to stop all those questions! These are easy and fun to make, and would make a great gift!


Little Birdie Secrets: christmas countdown blocks


5 Ways to Add Warmth to Your Home

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Winter chill is here, and many of us may be trying to find ways to add warmth to our home.  Sure we can turn up the thermostat {if you don't mind a huge heating bill} but for many that is just not in the budget.

5 ways to add Warmth to your Home | Blissfully Domestic


How to Establish a Permanent Toiletries Kit

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You know what you need to take when you travel. Most often, you take the same things for each trip, especially when it comes to toiletries. If you travel often, it's better to plan them once and pack them once, so you can grab them and go at a moment's notice, and never forget stuff again.

How to Establish a Permanent Toiletries Kit - wikiHow


Turkey Safety Primer

Planning on doing the big turkey thing this week? Cooks Illustrated, a prime source of heavily-tested recipes and tips, offers a quick (1:38) video primer on safely cooking your bird. You don't even have to skip the stuffing—just heat it in a microwave to a prep temperature of 120-130 degrees before putting it inside the bird, just before cooking. [Cooks Illustrated]

Safety Primer for Cooking that Turkey

Turkey Safety Primer

Planning on doing the big turkey thing this week? Cooks Illustrated, a prime source of heavily-tested recipes and tips, offers a quick (1:38) video primer on safely cooking your bird. You don't even have to skip the stuffing—just heat it in a microwave to a prep temperature of 120-130 degrees before putting it inside the bird, just before cooking. [Cooks Illustrated]

Safety Primer for Cooking that Turkey

Recipes for Brining a Better Thanksgiving Turkey

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Sent to you by Andrea via Google Reader: Recipes for Brining a Better Thanksgiving Turkey [Thanksgiving] via Lifehacker by Kevin Purdy on 11/24/09
We've previously posted the "why" of brining your Thanksgiving turkey, with delicious scientific evidence. Looking for the "how"? Serious Eats offers up food science savant Alton Brown's brining recipe. Slashfood has also posted a choose your own spices brine mix, and L.A. Times food writer Russ Parsons previously shared a dry turkey brining technique that he claims gives the final result a less "sponge-y" texture than traditional salt solutions. Feel free to drop your own brine mixture in the comments, of course.


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Holiday Host Emergency Kit

Prepared hosts make happy hosts at the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is just days away. I figure at least 1/5 of the families who celebrate Thanksgiving in this country also play host -- that's a lot of stressed out folks wondering if they have forgotten an ingredient... or Grandma's gravy boat.

Holiday Host Emergency Kit - On The Level Home Improvement Blog | BobVila.com

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Do you know about Instructables?

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I love this site! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of WONDERFUL tips and tricks here. You can find tips for Art, Crafts, Food, Games, Green, Home, Kids, Life, Music, Offbeat, Outdoors, Pets, Photo, Ride, Science and Tech. . .ENJOY!
~Andrea

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Waffled Pizza Pockets

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These crescent roll pizza pockets take only about 5 minutes to make, and they are so yummy.  These can also be made many different ways, using different fillings. Ham and cheese is also great, and I imagine peanut butter and jelly wouldn't be horrible.

Waffled Pizza Pockets


Make Cookies in 90 Seconds with Your Waffle Iron

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Baking cookies in your oven is fine and all, but if you want to turn out some tasty cookies in a very short time, consider turning to your trusty waffle iron. Turns out you're only 90 seconds away from crispy, chewy, cookie-goodness.

Make Cookies in 90 Seconds with Your Waffle Iron - Food Hacks - Lifehacker


Holiday TV Schedule: 2009

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It's time once again for The Classic TV Database's annual posting of this year's Holiday and Christmas television and movie schedule. This is list of shows, specials and movies we know will be airing this year. Check this list twice and keep it handy so you don't miss your favorites this year. We will continue to update this page throughout the holiday season so stay tuned for more updates!

NOVEMBER 2009Special/Show/MovieChannelTimeTouched by an Angel - The Christmas GiftHALMRKNov 11, 1:00pm Santa Jr.ABCFAMNov 11, 8:00pm Touched by an Angel - The Christmas GiftHALMRKNov 11, 9:00pm SnowglobeABCFAMNov 11, 10:00pm Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before ChristmasENCNov 14, 10:20amDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasENCNov 15, 4:15pmEloise at ChristmastimeABCFAMNov …