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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

1. Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.
2. Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Pumpkin Pudding

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the milk, arrowroot, pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and vanilla until well-combined. Pour into a 13" x 9" baking dish.

2. Place the baking dish into a large roasting pan. Add 1" of hot water to the roasting pan.

3. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The pudding will appear soft. Remove the baki...

Deep-Fried Turkey

Begin heating the oil in a 10-gallon pot over a very hot propane flame outdoors to 390 degrees F. Don't set the burner to its highest setting, as you may need to increase the heat after you've added the turkey. It will take about 20 minutes for the oil to heat.



Meanwhile, rinse the turkey well, pat it dry inside and out, and set it on end in a sink to drain.



When th...

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Are you looking for a refreshing and sweet salad? This strawberry and spinach salad is a treat for the senses! This is the perfect meal for the person on the go, or to serve on the side. If you are planning ahead, you may want to make the dressing ahead of time (up to 12 hours), and toss just before serving.

1. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
2. In a med...

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Whether or not you are a vegetarian, this portobello mushroom burger is a keeper! The portobello is often called the "steak" of mushrooms, and after making this recipe you will know why. The key to this recipe is the grilling so that it has that authentic grilled taste.

1. Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil...