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Who’s Hungry | Alaskan Eats

On this day in 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward spent 7.2 million dollars on the purchase of Alaska from Russia. At the time, some Americans criticized this purchase, calling it “Seward’s folly”. It wasn’t until major discoveries of gold were made in the 1890’s that Alaska was seen as a valuable acquisition. Today, we know it was the right move.

To celebrate this great land that I now call home, today’s Who’s Hungry is all Alaskan!

  1. Sourdough Bread from Grit
  2. Reindeer Hot Dogs from Travel and Leisure
  3. King Crab Eggs Benedict from Confections of a Foodie Bride
  4. Slammin’ Alaska Salmon Burgers with Garlic Dill Aioli from Allergy Free Alaska
  5. Tequila-Lime Halibut Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw from Use Real Butter
  6. Baked Alaska from Food Network

What are your favorite Alaskan eats?

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Delicious Christmas Goodies

Happy Monday Babes! No menu this week, but I do have a few Christmas recipes to make your holiday extra jolly.

Here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Cranberry Mojitos from We are not Martha
  2. Caramelized Onion Sausage Rolls from Vikalinka
  3. Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust from Food Network
  4. Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  5. Spiced Eggnog Monkey Bread from Tablespoon

What are you making for Christmas?

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Thanksgiving Menu

Slang on your apron & wash up, because it’s time to make your Thanksgiving feast!

I’m spending this Thanksgiving with my boo’s family in Minnesota, so I won’t be making my own menu this year. If I were cooking, this is the menu I’d be making.

Starters & Beverages

Cheese Plate- One hard cheese, one soft cheese, & one cheese you haven’t tried before; two types of crackers (I like plain water crackers & something with a lot of seeds); some dried fruit & assorted nuts.

Wine (a Riesling would be lovely), cider (non-alcoholic & boozy), good beers, & assorted sodas. And don’t forget to set out a pitcher of water!

Sides

Herb Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Peas- My mom always makes peas, so I make peas. I sautée some fresh thyme in butter then toss in (defrosted) frozen peas. Let it all get hot & friendly and boom veg done.

Cranberry Sauce- There are two types of people in this world, those who like home-made cranberry sauce & those who like the canned stuff. I’m one of the latter group. This babe loves cracking open a can & squeezing the jelly out onto a plate. Deal with it! If you’re one of the former people, bring 2 cup sugar, 2 cups water, & 4 cups cranberries to a boil. Let them go until the crans pop, turn off the heat and let the sauce cool before serving.

Biscuits- Again, I go the pre-made route for biscuits. There’s nothing like the rush of popping open a can of Pilsburry with a spoon. Here’s a good looking biscuit recipe if you’d like to DIY.

The Bird

Simple Roast Turkey– You can do it!

Dessert

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

What must-have dish is on your Thanksgiving menu?

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Cozy Friday

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to write today when the smell of banana bread wafted out of my oven and inspired me.

I’ve made this recipe more times than I can remember at this point. In fact, after making it the first time, I haven’t made another banana bread recipe.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread | What’s Gaby Cooking

So my banana lovin’ babes, here it isThe only Banana Bread recipe you will ever make again.

Now you’ll need some cozy gear for lounging on the couch and eating a 4 inch thick slice human-sized slice of this delectable bread. Try these on for size!

Women’s Cozy Socks $5 from Old Navy | Threshold™ Knit Throw Blanket $25 from Target | Ceramic Mug $7 from H&M

I’m going to snuggle up on the couch and indulge in some banana bread and tea. Another wild night in the Babe House!

How are you spending your Friday night?

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Halloween Sweet Treats

To continue on with the Halloween festivities, I’ve got some ghastly good sweet treat recipes for you!

  1. Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops from Just a Taste
  2. Broken Glass Cupcakes from Martha Stewart
  3. Halloween Bark from Family Fresh Meals
  4. Poison Toffee Apples from Simply Delicious
  5. Strawberry Ghosts from Miss CandiQuick

What sweets are you making for Halloween?

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Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Like I said in my last post, I’m on vacation in California! For this reason, I don’t have a dinner menu for this week.

What I do have are some Rosh Hashanah recipes for the Jewish Babes out there.

  1. Apples Dipped in Honey from Martha Stewart
  2. Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops from Food & Wine
  3. Marzipan Challah from My Name Is Yeh

What are you making this week?

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