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Date Bran Jingle Balls

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Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

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One Nutty Date

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Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood memories of a family treat when she created these peanut butter-date cookies. "I get a great feeling when I bite into these cookies and think of my family who are around me...

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Pear Crumble

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This easy, comforting pear crumble is sure to please. Serve it as is or with low-fat ice cream.

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Arugula & Chicken Sausage Bread Pudding

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Chicken sausage comes in a variety of flavors these days. The flavor you pick will have a big impact, so make sure you pick one you like.

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A Quick Cookie Glaze

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This basic cookie glaze can be tinted in small batches if desired.

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Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

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Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts adds a powerful punch of flavor to the stuffing without going overboard on fat. Diamond Brand now makes packaged chopped hazelnuts, available in most major supermarkets.

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Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

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Stilton cheese and pears are a classic combination--the salty milky blue cheese balances the sweet, floral taste of the pears. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash caramelizes their sugar, maximizing their inherent sweetness.

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Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies

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These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch and are extremely convenient, since you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many...

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Cranberry-Nut Mini Loaves with Flaxseeds

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This tender, flavorful version of a holiday staple is made more wholesome with whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds. You can easily double the recipe if you are making these baby loaves as gifts.

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Butternut Squash & Pepita Dressing

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This rich, crunchy stuffing is the perfect side to the Southwestern turkey. Look for pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) at health-food stores and in the Southwestern aisle of gourmet markets.

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