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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday's Table for October 21, 2014

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!







This week's feature is Red Velvet Rooster's Crock Pot Pulled Pork Carnitas.  We've been crazy-busy lately, and I am always on the lookout for great crock pot recipes.  These pulled pork carnitas look fantastic - and, just as importantly, simple and fast to make.   To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.




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Pumpkin and Bacon Twists



Today is Crazy Ingredient Challenge Day! CIC is the headed up by Dawn at Spatula’s On Parade - this is one group of talented chefs who come up with these recipes each month, made with, well, crazy ingredients! 



Pumpkin and bacon are the ingredients for this month. I think these are fantastic ingredients - both alone and together. Both work wonderfully in either sweet or savory dishes, leaving the field of potential recipe ideas wide open. I thought about soup, or pie... maybe truffles. With so many options, I had a hard time deciding. 

Then it came to me - when we were travelling over the summer, we spent a weekend in a fantastic bed and breakfast. The proprietor made puff pastry bacon twists that were amazing. I thought that adding a pumpkin filling would make them even better. And you know what? Pumpkin did make them even better!

These Pumpkin Bacon Twists are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, with a silky rich and spiced filling and just a bit of heat.


Parchment paper keeps the pastry from sticking to the baking sheet and also makes for easier cleanup. If you don't have parchment paper, you can spray the baking sheet with cooking spray instead. However, cooking spray may cause the bottoms of the pastries to brown more quickly, so watch the pastries carefully!


These would be great for a brunch party. To make ahead, cover and freeze the unbaked pastries on the baking sheets until firm. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and store in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to 1 month. To bake, place the pastries onto baking sheets and bake as directed above.



Before you get to the recipe, be sure to check out my fellow chefs' pumpkin and bacon recipes!







Pumpkin Bacon Twists

by Susan @ Love from the Kitchen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (18 twists)
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkion pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 5 slices uncooked bacon
Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle two tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture onto your work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree to the remaining brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14x10-inch rectangle. Spread the pumkin mixture onto the pastry. Fold the pastry sheet in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 18 strips.
  6. Cut the bacon slices in half lengthwise, then crosswise, making 20 (about 5x1/2-inch) strips.
  7. Place 1 bacon strip on each pastry strip. Twist the pastry and bacon together and place on the baking sheets, pressing down the ends.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown and the bacon is crisp. Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Tuesday's Table for October 14, 2014

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!







This week's feature is Grandma's Biscotti from Bakewell Junction.  We just returned from a quick trip to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary, and I am nostalgic for family recipes.  These biscotti look delicious and totally make me want to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy one.  Or three.   To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.





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Monday, October 06, 2014

Tuesday's Table for October 7, 2014

Welcome to Tuesday's Table!  Thank you so much for coming by and sharing all of your wonderful ideas.  I get such inspiration from everyone's links!







This week's feature is Maria Simply Smiling's Crispy Chicken Nuggets.  How delicious do these look?!  I just love chicken nuggets, but have never made them.  Maria shows use just how easy it is to put these together.   To see how to re-create this, step-by-step, in your kitchen, head over and see this wonderful site.





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And now it's time to fill Tuesday's Table.  What kinds of delicious and creative things have been coming out of your kitchen lately?  I can't wait to see them!

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Grilled Tomato Tart


Just in time for this weekend's tailgate, I've got one of my favorites: Grilled Tomato Tart. I've shared it over at It's a Keeper as part of a {wonderful} Tailgating BBQ series!




Sweet tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, zesty herbs and crusty bread come together in this simple and tasty tart. You can make this on the grill or in your oven. Either way will be delicious!


Want to know how to make this? Check out the recipe here!


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