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I have two new recipes for you to fall in love with, and another, what I consider to be a classic Loaves & Dishes dish (2002), that I was craving this week and thought I’d include it for fun.

The new stuff is Pumpkin Pie Truffles, a surefire fall party smash hit, and Whole-Wheat Apple Pumpkin Muffins that you can toss into your lunch bag or pair with coffee in the morning delightfully guilt-free.

And then there’s Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage, which poked its head out of the mist the other night while I was driving, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch It would make a hearty spicy autumn meal anytime, including half-time.

1. Homemade pasta sauce nz Pumpkin and Sausage might sound like strange pan fellows. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch We all know how well pumpkin takes to sugar and cinnamon, but it’s underappreciated next to hot spices such as crushed red pepper and cayenne. Easy homemade cheese sauce for pasta I love them together, and the spicy meat and rich pumpkin really complement each other in this dish.

2. Homemade pasta sauce tomato The truffles are to die for, Halloween or not. Recipe for homemade tomato pasta sauce They’re everything you love about pumpkin pie densely concentrated into three bites. Sauce for pasta and salmon They aren’t difficult, but they need time to chill. Sauce recipe for shrimp pasta I mean, don’t we all? First the filling needs to go in the fridge so it’ll roll into balls for you. White sauce recipe for pasta with cheese Then, after you’ve shaped them into balls, they need to freeze at least two hours or even overnight so that the white chocolate will set when you coat them.

3. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with canned tomatoes Once the balls are frozen, the easiest way to cover them with melted chocolate is to use two spoons: Hold a ball of the filling in one spoon over the melted chocolate, and use the other spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the ball until it’s completely covered. Homemade pasta sauce recipe without tomatoes Then set the truffle gently down onto a baking sheet covered in waxed paper. Homemade meat sauce for pasta Because the filing is frozen, it shouldn’t take long for the melted chocolate to harden. Best homemade pasta sauce recipe Then sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and then go find a mirror and practice accepting compliments.

4. Best homemade pasta sauce Would someone please tell me what kind of doctor I should see about my problem with muffins? What is it about muffins? Muffins, muffins, muffins. Homemade pasta sauce jamie oliver I’ll eat anything if you call it a muffin. Easy canning homemade spaghetti sauce recipe You know what muffins are, don’t you? Muffins are cake. Homemade butter sauce for pasta They’re tiny cakes masquerading as handfuls of real food.

Somewhere in the back of my brain early in my life, the word “muffin” donned some kind of healthy halo: “Hey, it’s a muffin. Red sauce for pasta recipe Muffins are good. Sauce for pasta recipes Cake bad. Homemade tomato pasta sauce for freezing Donuts bad. Homemade pasta sauce with tomatoes Cinnamon rolls bad. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with hamburger Muffins good. Making spaghetti sauce from scratch fresh tomatoes Yes?” There seems to be a part of my brain that actually seems to be made of, what? Yes. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe food network Muffins.

5. Homemade pasta sauce recipe for canning Lucky for me, these Whole-Wheat Apple Pumpkin Muffins aren’t too bad. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce canning They’re what every cantaloupe-sized double chocolate-chip muffin should aspire to be. Pasta sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes Moistened by pumpkin and grated apple rather than, say, a gallon of oil, sweetened by maple syrup rather than a mountain of refined sugar, and topping out at 111 calories apiece, these muffins actually are good, yes? So good, I believe I’ll have three. Homemade tomato pasta sauce from scratch Yes.

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Preheat oven to 350 F and place rack in the center of the oven, and coat a regular or mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray, or line with paper cups.

Bake regular size muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or mini muffins for 14 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition information per serving: 111 calories; 2.6 g fat (1.4 g saturated); 21 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium; 20 g carbohydrate; 2.1 g fiber; 9.5 g sugar; 2.2 g protein

Into the same food processor, add cream cheese, the pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice, and mix until smooth. Easy homemade pasta sauce recipe Add the graham cracker crumbs back in and continue mixing until incorporated. Homemade tomato pasta sauce for bottling Scrape down the sides as needed. Homemade pasta sauce diced tomatoes Place mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Melt white chocolate and then dip truffles one at a time to evenly coat. Homemade pasta sauce with italian sausage recipe Set on waxed paper to harden. Homemade italian spaghetti sauce from scratch recipe Dip the truffles a second time. Homemade tomato basil pasta sauce recipe While the truffles are still wet, sprinkle the top with a dusting of pumpkin pie spice and let truffles harden completely.

Nutrition information per truffle: 159 calories; 9.6 g fat (5.2 g saturated); 9 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium; 12 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 4.1 g sugar; 2.6 g protein

In a large, deep saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe using fresh tomatoes Add the sausage and cook until brown, about 3 minutes. Simple homemade sauce for pasta While it browns, break it up into bite-sized pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. Recipe homemade pasta sauce Turn off heat and remove the sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Easy homemade pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes Move to a plate covered with paper towels to drain.

Keep 1 tablespoon of the oil left in the pan, and discard the rest. Tomato pasta sauce jar Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and heat well. Homemade pasta sauce recipe easy Add the onion, garlic and sage, and cook 10 minutes, stirring well, until the onion and garlic start to brown. Cheese sauce recipe for pasta bake Add the sausage and cook 2 minutes, stirring well. Sauce for pasta dishes Deglaze the pan with the wine and cook 8 minutes, stirring well to dislodge any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Add the pumpkin puree and cook 2 minutes, stirring well. A sauce for pasta Add the stock, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Easy homemade white pasta sauce recipe Add cinnamon if desired, and salt and pepper to taste in last 5 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of water, with 1 tablespoon of salt added, to a boil over high heat. Tomato pasta sauce recipe Add the pasta and cook to al dente. Healthy homemade pasta sauce from scratch Drain well in a colander and pour into the sauce and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Homemade pasta sauce to can Remove from heat, add the Parmesan, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition information per 2 cups: 366 calories; 10 g fat (2.1 g saturated); 38 mg cholesterol; 974 mg sodium; 50 g carbohydrate; 3.5 g fiber; 4.1 g sugar; 17 g protein