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Thanksgiving Gingersnaps


Happy early Thanksgiving! I love being in the South during the holiday season, reminding me of warm vanilla cookies, Christmas trees, and Baby it’s Cold Outside playing in the car radio. Here is a recipe for Gingersnap cookies. I think these would be fun to cut and decorate as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
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Pumpkin Stew


 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 sugar pumpkin

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place beef in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown. Mix in the water, potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 2 hours.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon into the beef mixture. Stir in the tomatoes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Cut top off the pumpkin and remove seeds and pulp. Place the pumpkin in a heavy baking pan. Fill the pumpkin with the beef mixture. Brush outside of the pumpkin with remaining oil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven 2 hours, or until tender. Serve the stew from the pumpkin, scraping out some of the pumpkin meat with each serving.