Holiday baking tips
1. For all your holiday baking, remember that the pulp of dark orange winter squash, like butternut, can be substituted for sweet potatoes or pumpkin in muffins, breads, and pies.
2. Allspice is not a combination of spices, but a particular berry that grows in the tropics.
3. Create a great one-dish dinner by combining bone-in chicken pieces with cut-up potatoes and carrots (or chunks of bell pepper) on a wide, shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle all with salt, pepper, and thyme and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or so, stirring occasionally. The chicken juices will season the vegetables and there’s only one pan to wash.
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