Instagram Lately – Holiday Delectables

I have been posting a ton of recipes made in our new kitchen lately, and have been hit or miss with including links to the recipes, so here they all are!

My round-up from Thanksgiving this year:

Mini Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust
Mini Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust

 

Chicken Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
Chicken Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This year, instead of using all chicken apple sausage, I used half hot Italian and half chicken apple sausage to try and balance the sweetness of the cornbread.

Butternut Squash Soup with Scallops and Garlicky Swiss Chard
Butternut Squash Soup with Scallops and Garlicky Swiss Chard

I made the soup this time without the apple, and double the carrots and celery.

Apple and Pear Galette with Walnut Streusel
Apple and Pear Galette with Walnut Streusel

And here’s my December round-up:

Apple Pie Cookies
Apple Pie Cookies
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Erica's Birthday Cupcakes - Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting
Erica’s Birthday Cupcakes – Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

I used the cupcake recipe from the Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes.  Being the practical baker that I am, I didn’t want to buy a whole 6-pack of Guinness since we’re not Guinness drinkers at home. So I bought a bottle of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, which worked great except I didn’t realize the bottle was 9% ABV which is over twice what Guinness is.  The cupcake was a teensy bit more beer flavored than the Guinness Cupake usually is, but it still tasted fine.  I used the frosting recipe from the Samoas Cupcakes, and added 1 cup extra powdered sugar to thick it a bit. Since I wasn’t dipping the cupcake in coconut flakes, I wanted to make the frosting a bit more substantial. It still wasn’t thick enough to pipe but it was delicious nonetheless.

 

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