Christmas Eve Creamy Crab Pasta

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our Christmas Eve meal. My family loves pasta, and on the 24th, I make a huge pot of pasta for us to eat. It’s the one meal I know everyone will love – even my kids. We pile the pasta in big bowls, top it with “sprinkle-cheese” (what my kids call Parmesan), and eat it up while we guess what Santa will bring.

This year, I’m planning on making a Christmas Eve Creamy Crab Pasta with with plenty of garlic, cheese, and cream. The star of the dish is Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® – Flake Style. The mild crab taste of Crab Delights pairs perfectly with the pasta and the creamy sauce, and it’s a great shortcut for moms during the busy holiday season. Because we all have enough to do as it is! Crab Delights is made with premium Wild Alaskan Pollock fillets, is a great source of protein, and is naturally low in calories and cholesterol, which makes it perfect for this indulgent pasta recipe.

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My Christmas Eve Creamy Crab Pasta also includes bright red tomatoes and fresh green parsley, so it reflects the colors of the season – red and green! It makes for a beautiful presentation that can easily work for a holiday dinner  party, or for a comfy night at home with your family, like we’re planning.

I bought all the ingredients needed for this pasta at my local Ingles Market. This month has been so busy for us, and it was great being able to purchase everything I needed in one place. You can also save $1.00 right now on Crab Delights.

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So if you’re looking for an indulgent and comforting Christmas meal that the whole family will enjoy, try my Christmas Eve Creamy Crab Pasta.

 

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Cheddar Beer Biscuits

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You guys. I have MAD respect for food bloggers. Food blogging is TOUGH!

First, you have to try and find a recipe that hasn’t already been made one million times on Pinterest.

Then you have to shop for the ingredients and make sure you don’t forget anything. Then you have to cook and bake when the sun it up so your pictures look good. (Or buy a fancy photography lighting set.) Then you have to focus on your recipe, while stopping a million times to stage pictures, and then actually take the pictures, all the while trying not to mess up the recipe or forget a step or an ingredient. When you’re done cooking, you have to stage a shot of the finished dish. Then clean up everything. (The worst part.) Then you have to type up the recipe, making sure not to forget any of the ingredients or steps. Then edit the pictures and make your Pinterest graphic. Then work on your SEO…

So much work! Especially when you’ve got kids running around being super distracting…

Anyway, you guys know I’m all about keeping it real and being transparent. I never want anyone to think I’m perfect. So, long story short, guess how many times I had to make these biscuits?

Three!!

I messed up this recipe the first two times before I finally got it perfect. Bless my heart, right? But, in the end, they turned out delicious.

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Caramel Apple Slab Pie with Autumn Glory Apples

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My favorite season is autumn. The weather is perfect, there are so many fun outdoor activities going on, and so many opportunities to spend time with friends and family. And of course, there’s tons of amazing fall food! From soups, to pies, to warm crock-pot meals, autumn is definitely all about delicious comfort food.

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One of my favorite fall comfort foods is apple pie. Apples are amazing in autumn – they’re at their peak of flavor, and they imitate the autumn weather – crisp and sweet. This autumn, here in Atlanta, a new variety of apples is headed our way. Autumn Glory apples are rich with the fall flavors of sweet caramel and warm cinnamon. They’re perfect for snacking, slicing for a cheese platter, or baking in a warm apple pie. My kids love them too, and while they usually only take a few bites of an apple and leave the rest sitting on the counter, they gobble up entire Autumn Glory apples!

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Last week, I managed to save a few Autumn Glory Apples before my kids got to them, and made an easy caramel apple slab pie. I’m a huge fan of caramel apples, and I love finding new ways to incorporate those flavors into dishes. That’s why Autumn Glory apples are perfect to me – they already taste like caramel! The pie was pretty simple to throw together, and baked quickly in the oven. We snacked on the pie all week long, and everyone was fighting over the last piece!

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So this autumn, if you’re invited to a party, a family gathering, a play-date, or you’re just in a mood for baking something warm and yummy, try out my delicious Caramel Apple Slab Pie with Autumn Glory apples!

 

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Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Caramel Butter

Ok – I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret…I’m not the best baker. I can cook pretty well. But baking? Not my forte. Too much exact science, measuring, and worrying about altitude and weather. That’s all way too complicated for this #lazymom! But since I’ve had kids, I’ve had lots of practice making muffins. For some reason, muffins aren’t as intimidating to me. And my kid’s absolutely love muffins, so we try to make them at least once a week. Muffins are also the perfect snack to bring to playdates, or send in to a preschool bake sale. These whole wheat apple cinnamon muffins with caramel butter are a fall favorite in our house, and we can pretend they’re healthy since they include whole wheat flour, ground flax, and apples!

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