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Thanksgiving Poutine (Canada-Style!)

While Americans might enjoy their Thanksgiving leftovers in turkey sandwich fork, their neighbors to the north have a different approach to the day-after carnage. Poutine! This festive twist on the Canadian classic fare will leave your tastebuds wanting more! Ingredients: 1 20 oz. bag sweet potato fries 3/4 cup leftover Thanksgiving turkey 1 cup leftover turkey gravy 1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce 1/3 cup cheese curds Directions: Cook the sweet potato fries according the to package directions. While the sweet potato

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“Hold Onto Your (Cinnamon) Buns” Recipe

October 4th is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden and Finland (Kanelbullens Dag). Why not celebrate with a warm cup of coffee and our favorite Cinnamon bun recipe? Makes 18 buns Dough Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, divided 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tbsp white sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk 1 egg Filling Ingredients: 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon Frosting Ingredients: 1 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar 4 oz cream cheese,

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Easy DIY Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are part of many festive holiday traditions around the world. From the Independence Day parades of Costa Rica to the Moon Festivals across Asia to the Yi Peng festival in Thailand, paper lanterns are cultural symbols with often spiritual meaning. This kodomo kid-friendly craft will bring light and warmth into your home! First gather two contrasting colored sheets of paper. Cut two vertical strips from the lighter colored paper. (This will be the inner “lamp” part of the lantern.)

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Easy Mooncake Recipe

Mooncakes symbolize the unity of family during the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival, celebrated throughout Asia this year on October 1st. This recipe forms them into small balls, but you can find the traditional mooncake mold available online or possibly at your local Asian grocery during the festive season. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup salted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup strawberry (or your favorite) jam (traditionally red bean paste is used so if you want

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