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Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving Prep

By Katie Workman Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and this year it is definitely going to look different.  But it also feels like this year we need it more than ever – even if it’s smaller, socially distanced, and involves Zoom. And while Thanksgiving might be all of the above things, it’s still a holiday where preparation is key.  Leaving everything until the last minute may mean that certain groceries will be hard to find, and none of us need more disappointment in our lives.  So, let’s get ourselves together, make it easier on ourselves and make this a...

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Back to School Lunches

Back to School Lunches

By Katie Workman What is school like for your kids at this moment?  It's all over the board for sure: virtual school, hybrid school, socially distanced school, rotating schedule school.  Parents, kids, and school faculty are all needing to stay flexible and patient as we navigate these uncharted waters.   But no matter what your school landscape looks like, weekday lunches are for sure something that have to be factored in.  You may still be packing lunches to be brought to school.  Or even if lunches are not being carried to school, there are school schedules to deal with – limited...

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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

By Katie Workman Serves 6 Peeling fresh butternut squash is easy if you have the right peeler, like the 5-in-1 peeler from Prepara.  It can strip, shred, peel, and grate, so it truly deserves a pace in your kitchen drawer; a real multipurpose tool.   This squash gets beautifully caramelized in the oven, and holds its own on any holiday table thanks to a glaze of butter and maple syrup spiked with cinnamon and cayenne, plus good old salt and pepper.  It’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and any festive dinner…or it can turn a store-bought rotisserie chicken into a...

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How to Make Caramel Apples

How to Make Caramel Apples

By Katie Workman   Make 6 apples   This year Halloween may look a little different, and we may have to make more of our own fun at home!  Homemade caramel apples are surprisingly easy to make, and purely joyful.  Your kids can help, with your supervision; make sure they don’t touch the hot caramel.  They can help choose difference toppings (think black and orange sprinkles or jimmies, crushed chocolate wafers, granola, shredded coconut).  And they can dip the coated apples into the toppings of their choice.  The Prepara Three Section Tray is perfect for this!  Also perfect for serving...

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Brown Butter Apple Streusel Muffins

Brown Butter Apple Streusel Muffins

By: Katie Workman   Makes 12 muffins   The streusel makes the muffin.  And these apple muffins are amazing: moist, tender, with a generous coating of sweet and crunchy topping.   After you peel the apples, get a head start on chopping them with the Prepara Apple Splitter.  Once you have your slices, with just an additional minute and a knife and cutting board, you’ll have chopped apple ready to fold into your batter.   You can use any baking apple here, from Honeycrisp to Granny Smith to Pink Lady to Gala.  The muffins will take on the personality of...

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