Orange Cranberry Cupcakes - Convert your favorite vanilla cupcake into a holiday explosion by adding diced cranberries, orange extract, freshly grated orange zest and a dash of cloves ... Top with vanilla cream cheese icing and a sugar coated cranberry to finish into a mouthwatering dessert!
As a child I remember the stores promoting turkeys, pies, family, and gathering for dinner long before they put up a single Christmas decoration. We enjoyed the holiday and relished it instead of trying to skip it to the bigger sales ticket experience.
Family dinner was important then, good food and thoughts of thanks. As was the traditional family football game we lovingly called the "Toilet Bowl."
Now, Christmas promotions begin before Halloween, and it's not uncommon to see a brightly decorated tree next to zombies and skeletons.
Yeah, that gets me in the spirit ...
I have noticed a growing trend on FB of people giving daily thanks and that's been encouraging - and inspiring! The retailers may have forgotten to enjoy one holiday at a time, but the spirit of Thanksgiving still appears to be strong among individuals.
So tell me, what's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition or dish?
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1 15oz can pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 large eggs
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 425. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine pumpkin, spice, sugar, oil and eggs. Mix until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again.
Whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add to wet mixture and combine. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix again. Add chocolate chips and mix one last time.
Scoop into paper liners until about 3/4 full. I use a large scooper, size 16.