Recipe Swap: Halloween special

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Recipe Swap: Halloween special

by: Kay Blakley | .
Defense Commissary Agency | .
published: January 17, 2013

This recipe is from Kay Blakley. Through Kay’s Kitchen and AFN television spots, she shares her specialized and practical insights.

Happy Halloween Mini Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

• 10 cups popped corn
• 1 (1-pound) bag miniature marshmallows
• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
• 1 cup diced dried fruit (papaya, mango or peaches)
• 1 cup butterscotch chips
• Orange food coloring

Directions
1. Place popcorn, fruit and butterscotch chips in large bowl; set aside.
2. Heat marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in several drops of food coloring.
3. Pour over popcorn, fruit and candy, tossing to coat evenly. Cool 5 minutes.
4. Grease hands and form into 3-inch balls.

Yields: 16 Balls

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 cup very finely minced onion
• 2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin (use canned pumpkin, if desired)
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• 3 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 cup half-and-half
• Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish

Directions
1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat.
2. Add the minced onion and cook until tender, but not brown.
3. Stir in the pumpkin, seasonings and chicken broth, stirring until soup is smooth.
4. Stir in the half-and-half and heat, stirring occasionally, until soup is steaming hot. Do Not Boil.
5. Ladle into soup dishes, sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds and serve.

Yields: Serves 4

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