Green Bean Casserole Bread Pudding

The holidays are coming, which means copious amounts of comfort foods & old family favorites. We’ve given this classic casserole a new look with our Green Bean Casserole Bread Pudding. It’s great all by it’s dang self, but paired with a turkey or ham it’s the recipe for a perfect dinner.

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Pomegranate, Feta, and Chive Pinwheels

Need a simple appetizer, that still looks & tastes stunning? These festive pomegranate feta and chive pinwheels are a delicious addition to any holiday spread, pretty much any time of the day. As an appetizer, snack, or light lunch- they’re perfect for breakfast or as part of dinner.

Pomegranate & Feta Pinwheels 2

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Not Your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole

If you’ve otherwise been unimpressed with this classic holiday side dish, then before you write it off you really need to give this gourmet version a try. It’s not your Mama’s green bean casserole recipe. Instead it’s infused with so much more flavor with premium ingredients. Rich, creamy and filling this is a must-have on any holiday menu.

 Not Your Mama's Green Bean Casserole

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Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce

A thick sauce, somewhere in between jam & jelly, this Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce is a delicious addition to your holiday meals. Keep any extras on hand to slather on bread or toast for a simple breakfast or snack that’s bursting with fresh sweet berry flavor and a hint of wine.

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Sous Chef Sunday: Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits

I know, I know, there’s nothing at all healthy about the typical little candy corns I love to over indulge int, but here I can offset all the sugar — a little bit, anyway — with these inspired candy corn fruit parfaits.

The sons have been asking for this all week, for dessert! And any day I can pass off fruit as a delicious dessert, that they actually RE-request, is a great day.

And I know there’s those crazies (kidding!) out there who don’t particularly care for candy or sugary sweets. Well, this is a perfect sweet treat for them while still being able to be festive.

In all honesty though, candy corn just might be our favorite Halloween treat (well, aside from those fun-size Butterfinger bars) so it makes sense that we’d be all about a candy corn-inspired confection.

I mean it’s a fruit parfait that’s every bit as sweet and colorful as the real thing. The best part: they’re super easy to scare up!

Note to self: Monitor the sons when there’s a ratio involved between the fruit portion and the sugary one! They went a little cool-whip happy, but I can’t really blame them.

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

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Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits

A delicious Halloween dessert the whole family can enjoy, this one stacks orange mandarin orange slices with pineapple tid bits and tops it off with a generous white dollop of white whipped cream. It's the perfect candy corn looking dessert to serve at Halloween parties & even Thanksgiving.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks in 100% juice I used 1 Dole fruit cup
  • 1 cup Mandarin oranges in 100% juice I used 1 Dole fruit cup
  • 1 small container of non-fat Cool Whip
  • 2 small bowls or cups to assemble parfaits

Instructions

  • Strain the pineapples and Mandarin oranges. Spoon half of the pineapple chunks into the bottom of the dish, creating a solid layer.
  • Spoon half of the Mandarin oranges on top of the pineapples.
  • Top with a dollop (obviously the sons and I need to re-visit that definition), or two, of Cool Whip

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece & Tutorial

I love decorating for the holidays. I just can’t shake that ‘festive’ itch. When the mantle, walls, and doors are properly decorated, and only then, I get to the kitchen table. Afterall, I wouldn’t want it to feel any holiday-envy. Imagine trying to eat dinner at a grumpy table that had been left-out. It might just decide to leave me out of dinner. I can’t have that. Every available surface should be decorated equally.

This year though, I wanted to do something a little different for our Thanksgiving centerpiece. I opted for these adorable scrapbook paper pumpkins. They’re cute, easy, and quick. Is your table looking lonely? Trying to get it up to snuff for Thanksgiving dinner? Begin creating your own fun, festive table-scape with a scrapbook paper pumpkin today.

Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece & Tutorial

4 Sons 'R' Us: Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin Cneterpiece

  • circular item to trace, I made two sizes of paper pumpkins and used a cake pan for the large one and a bowl for the smaller
  • 8 or 16 pages of scrapbook paper, the large pumpkin only got one circle per page, the smaller got two
  • scissors
  • glue stick

Before I give you the verbal tutorial here are some step-by-step photos for you as well.

4 Sons 'R' Us

Directions

  1.  Trace and cut out 16 identical circles from scrapbook paper.
  2. Fold each circle in half with right sides together.
  3. Glue one side of the circle and place another circle patter on top of it until you have glued all the circles together.
  4.  Once you have glued all the circles together, you will have one stack of folded circles.  After the glue has dried, about 2-3 hours, unfold the circles and lay flat.  You will have two sides that have not been glued.  Glue them together so it creates an accordion.
  5. Decide which end of the pumpkin will be the bottom. Using an exacto knife or sharp scissors lay the pumpkin flat and cut a straight line about 1/4-1/2 inch from the bottom. This will enable it to ‘sit up’.
  6. Roll up a small piece of the scrap paper from where you cut out your circles to make a stem. Stick it into the tiny gap at the ‘top’ of your pumpkin.

Seriously, how cute are these little guys?!

4 Sons 'R' Us: scrapbook paper pumpkin