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Nicole Washington is a kitchen aficionado contributing her recipes and stories to KraftRecipes.com. Compensation was provided by KRAFT. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, Nicole Washington, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KRAFT.

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Pumpkin Pie with an Amazing Twist

Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite treat during the holidays. Lately, I’ve been brainstorming new ways to enjoy this traditional staple. I thought about making a pumpkin crumb pie, a pumpkin cream pie, a pumpkin peach pie or even a pumpkin sweet potato pie. In the end, I decided to leave the famous pumpkin pie as it is, but with one surprise ingredient added. Usually, I enjoy pumpkin pie topped with a dollop of whipped cream. On the other hand, I enjoy sweet potato pie with marshmallows. So I thought, Why not borrow from sweet potato pie and add a little marshmallow to my pumpkin dessert? Hence, Pumpkin Meringue Pie, a marshmallow and whipped cream combo. Continue reading

The Easiest Sweet Potato Casserole

When I was younger, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. Well, it was my secret favorite holiday. As a kid, your favorite holiday has to be Christmas just because of all the toys. In the bottom of my heart, though, Thanksgiving was my favorite. I enjoyed being around my entire family, watching my grandma preparing dinner and my grandfather carving the turkey. One of my most vivid memories is of my grandfather trying an electric knife for the first time. He was like a kid in a candy store. When he cut the turkey tableside, my brothers and I sat in amazement as the tender meat was sliced through like butter. Continue reading

The Most Tailgating-est Tailgating Recipe Ever

One of the things I look forward to every year is tailgating with my friends and family. Most people love tailgating because of football, but I love it for the tailgating recipes. In fact, I don’t pay attention to anything but the food! Who doesn’t enjoy wings, potato skins and nachos? One appetizer I have grown to love is beer cheese—and I’m not even a beer lover. It’s the flavor that draws me in, and with the right cheese and the right beer, you can even make a dish as amazing as these Steak and Jalapeño Cheese Tailgate Nachos.

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Who Says a Good Burger Has to Be Made with Beef?

There is nothing like a beef burger with a “whole bunch of stuff” on it. I love my burgers loaded with bacon, lettuce, cheese, pickles and whatever else makes sense. I also love really hot french fries on the side. And sometimes I’m looking for a thick milkshake too. But who says that you can’t go all in with chicken? Get my recipe for a California Ranch Chicken Club Burger.

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