Cinnamon Pumpkin Dip

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There are very few Holiday recipes that are light and fluffy so I wanted to share this delicious dip recipe with you.  You can pair with healthy snacks such as animal crackers, apple, graham crackers or pretzels.  This cinnamon pumpkin dip is the perfect treat for a holiday party. It tastes like pumpkin pie without the carbs!
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Ingredients
15 oz can pumpkin
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 oz fat free Greek yogurt (I used Chiobani)
8 oz cool whip free

Directions

Mix pumpkin with brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in cool whip and chill in refrigerator until ready to eat.
Makes about 6 cups
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Thanksgiving Decor

Food is a huge part of Thanksgiving but setting the perfect ambiance is important to a perfect holiday dinner as well.  From simple pumpkin and gourds to extravagant centerpieces, a little fall flare will bring your gathering to life.

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{Adorable Pilgrim hats made with chocolate cookies, mini reeses, and frosting}

Thanksgiving

{Use mini pumpkins has a candle dish. so easy}

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{or use mini pumpkins as candy dishes}

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{Loving the blue&orange combo for this dinner table}

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{Get creative with seasonal fruit&veggies}

{oh, and the perfect hostess outfit!}

Baked Apples with Pecans

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it starts the Christmas season and the idea of gathering with my family and eating delicious homemade food makes my mouth water every year.  Since I have yet to cook a turkey, I usually try to bring something simple like a dessert or a side (baby steps).  Baked apples are so delicious and festive so I knew this would be the perfect recipe to share and you only need a few ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tart green apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 bag pecans
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Scoop out the core from top of the apple, leaving a well. Do not cut all the way through. Stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and pecans. Place in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until sugar begins to caramelize and apples are tender.