Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you’re looking for something healthier to serve with your dinner for the holidays or every day, you should give cauliflower mashed potatoes a try. For those who are into doing keto or paleo, they are a perfect side dish that fit your needs. For the rest of us, we may just want to try something different. The garlic and the chives give it great flavor, complimenting a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to get a healthy dinner on the table without too much fuss.
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Mango Guacamole Recipe

I love guacamole. Yes, call me one of those #basic people who adds it to everything. I love my avocado toast, guac on burgers, using it as dipping sauce with tortilla chips and veggies. If it’s made right, I even want to just eat it with a spoon sometimes. But every once in a while you want to mix it up a bit. What about mango? I also love mangoes. In fact, a mango margarita sounds really good right now, and goes well with guacamole, but I digress. Instead, I’ll marry the two fruits for mango guacamole. It’s ridiculously easy to make. Check it out. Continue reading “Mango Guacamole Recipe”

November Food Holiday Observances

For me, November truly means fall. The weather is no longer warm. The leaves are really falling off of the trees and I start to think of all things turkey. November is also my mother’s birthday month, so I relish my Thanksgiving memories with her. But there are all kinds of November Food Holiday Observances to enjoy, many of which also make me think of her. Use this to help you to plan your menu at home, for creative snack ideas in the classroom, or party fun! I’ll keep adding links as I come up with them. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas. Which ones are your favorites?

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Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Fall is here and you know what that means. It’s time to get #basic and buckle down with all things pumpkin. I admit that I hold off until the calendar actually says it is the season of autumn. But then it can be no holds barred. If you like pumpkin spice, then why not kick off your day with Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles? You get that pumpkin flavor you’re craving with a hint of complementary spice that doesn’t overload your senses. Plus it’s just fun to mix up your breakfast every once in a while. Or actually, top these with something like vanilla ice cream, and you have a tasty dessert on hand. However you choose to make your them, enjoy your Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles!

Ingredients for Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

How to Make Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Sift together the flour and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine all the ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, add the milk to the beaten eggs and mix slightly. Pour in the buttermilk and melted butter. Mix to incorporate. Fold in the pumpkin and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated together and mixture is smooth.

Add the dry ingredients to the smooth mixture. Blend together making sure all the dry ingredients are moistened well.

Heat the waffle iron. Pour a scant amount of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions.

Set the oven temperature to 200 degrees. When the waffle is done place it on the preheated oven rack to keep hot. Continue cooking the waffles until all the batter has been used.

Serve with warm Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup.

Need a waffle maker to make these delicious Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles?

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First you may want to consider some of your traditional waffle makers. These are appropriate for Belgian waffles, round waffles, and square waffles.

And then these waffle makers are just filled with fun shapes.

So happy cooking and happy shopping! What is your favorite kind of waffle?

October Food Holiday Observances

We all know that October is the month for pumpkins and all things related to Halloween, right? But did you know that we also celebrate other kinds of foods during this month? Whether you want some inspiration for your own kitchen, a party, or a classroom project, look no further to find a list of October Food Holiday observances. When available, I also have links to ideas for each of these. Keep checking back, as the ideas will continue to be added over time! In the meantime, please add some of your favorite associated recipes in the comments. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas.

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