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I gathered classic recipes with a twist on the ingredients or the food presentation. Enjoy!

butternut squash-tangerine soup with pistachio gremolata :: duchess potatoes on ramakins :: tastespotting

+ A Butternut Squash-Tangerine Soup with pistachio gremolata appealed to my senses. The tangerine juice adds a brightness of flavor to the butternut soup. The pistachio gremolata garnish looks and must taste amazing. Thanks to Cathy of Noble Pig for preparing this appetizing butternut soup.

+ I cannot recall when I last ate Duchess potatoes. This classic dish can regain its lost glory when served in individual ramekins. I usually sprinkle the paprika. The light brushing technique is something to try. Via The Well Seasoned Cook.

cranberry blackberry sauce :: dulce de leche pumpkin -toffee pie :: tastespotting

+ Sweeten your cranberry sauce this holiday by adding blackberries and allspices. Check out the Cranberry Blackberry Sauce recipe by Baking Bites

+ If you are looking for ideas to elevate the pumpkin pie, try the Dulce de Leche Pumpkin-Toffee Pie by The Recipe Girl. Her recipe is basically a pumpkin pie with a layer of dulce de leche. If you like, mix her idea with your favorite pumpkin pie filling. She suggests adding whipped cream and a sprinkle of toffee bits when you plate the pie.

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