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Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati)

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These Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati) are filled with a flavorful rum infused mixture of dried figs and walnuts which will blow your mind!

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For the dough:
2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (4 oz. or 113g) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
For the filling:
1 lb (450g) dried figs, chopped
1 cup seedless raisins
juice and zest of 1 orange
½ lb (225g) toasted walnuts, chopped
1 cup honey
½ cup dark rum
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the icing:
1½ cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
colored sprinkles
The dough. Pulse the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse again. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and milk and process until you get a smooth dough. Shape into a ...
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Nutritions

Calories
84

Sodium
14mg
0% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
0.5g
2% DV

Baked Potato is a simple side dish that everyone loves and wants to master! The salty, crispy skin on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside is what the perfect baked potatoes is made of! Top it with butter or go all out and load it with sour cream, cheese bacon and more! We will teach you how to make the perfect baked potatoes in the oven to serve as a quick and easy side dish during the week or when you have guests over!

4 large Russet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp fine sea salt
2 tsp pepper
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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the potato several times with a fork.
  • Place olive oil in bowl. Roll potatoes in oil.
  • In a small container mix ...
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Nutritions

Calories
157

Sodium
18mg
0% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
0.8g
1% DV

Carbs
5g
2% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV

Spaghetti and Meatballs is always a family dinner that is a hit! Tender, juicy meatballs that are browned and then cooked in a marinara sauce. Serve your meatballs and sauce over spaghetti noodles for a quick and easy dinner. Pair it with a simple side salad and garlic bread for an entire meal!

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
3 tbsp olive oil
1 lb (10 oz) pasta sauce
8 oz spaghetti
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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How to Make Meatballs

  • Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, sea salt, pepper & egg. Shape into 12 meatballs.
  • Dredge or roll your meatballs in flour making sure to dust off the excess. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
785

Sodium
1273mg
53% DV

Fat
40g
61% DV

Protein
45g
90% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV

Pumpkin Pie is the quintessential holiday pie recipe! This quick and easy recipe means everyone can make their own pumpkin pie at home for Thanksgiving this year. You can either use a homemade or store bought crust. Then make the filling and bake. It's the easy! Don't forget a dollop of whipped cream on top!

1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
15 oz pumpkin
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs ( beaten )
1 pie shell ( unbaked )
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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except pie shell. Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and ...
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Nutritions

Calories
244

Sodium
111mg
4% DV

Fat
6g
10% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV
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