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Caitlin’s Kitchen: Gnocchi

I wish I could say that I am one of those kids with a little Italian grandmother teaching me her magic methods in the kitchen. Unfortunately, while my grandmothers do cook, they do not know the secrets of Italian cuisine. I do love a good Italian dish, though, and have recently been experimenting more in the kitchen. One of my recent endeavors, a meal I actually served as an appetizer for our thanksgiving meal this year, was gnocchi. Whenever I’m out at an Italian restaurant, I’m searching for gnocchi on the menu. There is something so warm and filling about…

Caitlin’s Confections: Maple Glazed, Pumpkin Donuts 

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast food to feed overnight guests staying during Thanksgiving? These pumpkin donuts are just that! Make them a few days in advance and keep them around for when people get peckish. Pumpkin Donuts  1 can pumpkin  1/2 cup vegetable oil  3 eggs  1 1/4 cup sugar  1 3/4 cup flour  1 1/2 tsp. baking powder  1 1/2 tsp. salt  1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger)  Maple Glaze  1 1/2 cups powdered sugar  3 tbsp. maple syrup  3 tbsp. heavy cream  1. For donuts, mix all ingredients and place in a plastic…

Caitlin’s Confections: Pumpkin Hand Pies 

I have a reputation for ruining any pumpkin pie I try to make for Thanksgiving. The first time I ever even made an attempt at one, I was twelve, and I forgot to add sugar. SUGAR. That being said, when I began brainstorming for this year’s Thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin pie was not on top of my list. However, I saw these little pumpkin hand pies online and thought that maybe I could pull them off. They are a little time intensive but will impress any guest you’re serving. Pie Crust  2 1/2 cups flour  3 tbsp. sugar  8 ounces butter …

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