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September 20th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Tell us some of your favorite Fall appetizers and starters! Feel free to post as many as you'd like, or just take them for your own recipe book. Happy sharing!

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Cinnamon Apple Sauce

7 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar

-Place apples in slow cooker and sprinkle with cinnamon. Add water.
-Cover and cook on low 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally, until apples are mushy.
-Stir in brown sugar and mix.

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Taco Dip

1 oz package taco seasoning
1 16-oz can refried beans
8 oz soft cream cheese
16 oz sour cream
16 oz jar salsa
1 chopped tomato
1/3 - 1/2 chopped onion
shredded lettuce
6 oz black olives
2 cups shredded cheese (taco or cheddar works best)

-Blend seasoning and refried beans. Coat bottom of a casserole dish (13 x 9).
-Mix sour cream and cream cheese. Spread over beans layer.
-Top with salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese. Garnish with olives.
-Serve with tortilla chips.

*Side note, we've also eaten this as a whole meal and put it into hard taco shells--a GREAT no-meat dish for Fridays during Lent (in case there are any other Catholics here )

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Pumpkin Bread

1 15-oz can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat flour last time)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 7x3" pans.
-In large bowl, mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, and sugar until well blended.
-In separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Mix VERY well!
-Stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture until blended (best to do it in stages rather than all at once!) Pour evenly into pans.
-Bake 50-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

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Applesauce Bread

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups applesauce (the homemade applesauce above works well! )
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

-Cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and applesauce.
-Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
-Fold in raisins and nuts. Pour into greased 8x4" pan.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.

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That's all I have for that category! Enjoy!!
If anyone makes anything above, please let me know how it turns out and what you think of it!
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