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post #1 of 23
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I'm soo excited about this recipe!http://www.bhg.com/recipe/stews/pumpkin-cider-stew/ I was looking up pumpkin recipes online since i've been craving all things pumpkin lately....and I stumbled upon that one! I can't wait to try it out!!!

I got all of the ingredients I needed when I was at the store earlier in the week....but I forgot two of the main ingredients (Apple cider and Cider vinegar) so i've got to go and get those tonight so I can try out the stew! Go figure, I always forget something

Has anyone ever tried this recipe before or similar ones? I'll let you guys know how it turns out
post #2 of 23
It sounded good when you described it, but I have to say, the picture does not make it look appetizing!

No offense! I'm sure you'll make it taste yummy!
post #3 of 23
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM that sounds SO good!! I love pumpkin. I cant wait to hear how it turns out!!
There is a lot of good recipes on this site
http://www.verybestbaking.com/products/libbys/
there is a recipe for soft pumpkin cookies that is soo yummy.
post #4 of 23
On one cruise, we had pumpkin soup. We try virtually all the soups, and we found we really liked that. It was a sweet soup, with many of the same spices as pumpkin pie, but with a chicken stock added to it. Very good.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
It sounded good when you described it, but I have to say, the picture does not make it look appetizing!

No offense! I'm sure you'll make it taste yummy!
lol you gave me a good laugh no offense taken at all - I can see how some folks might think the picture makes it look funny....what did it for me was when I saw the ingredient list though- it just sounds great to me!

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Originally Posted by MonaxLisa View Post
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM that sounds SO good!! I love pumpkin. I cant wait to hear how it turns out!!
There is a lot of good recipes on this site
http://www.verybestbaking.com/products/libbys/
there is a recipe for soft pumpkin cookies that is soo yummy.
Thanks! I'll have to try that recipe sometime!

I'll let you know how the stew turns out! I got the other ingredients from the grocery store tonight, so i'm planning to make it tomorrow
post #6 of 23
Wow, pumpkin cookies....

I'll have to tell Dottie about that!
post #7 of 23
YUM!!! That looks fantastic!

I'll have to give that a try. I'm having friends over for dinner in November (yeah.....I plan ahead... ) and I love doing one-dish dinners. This is a great fall stew!
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Wow, pumpkin cookies....

I'll have to tell Dottie about that!
Pumpkin cookies are soooooo good! I have them with warm milk with a little honey added. Sweet as all get out, but just darn good as a before bed snack.
post #9 of 23
Oh, I wanna make the pumpkin-cider stew! I'll get the ingredients when I go to the grocery on Tuesday.
post #10 of 23
Nikki,

I just got the Oct issue of Martha Stewart (yes, I love her!) and there is a great recipe for pumpkin stew. Unfortunately, it serves 10 and there are only 3 of us at home on Halloween, I probably won't make it as it is written.

The issue is great! Besides great foods, there are lots of Halloween crafts. I am going to make the pumpkin with rats in carved rat holes for Ben's school.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Nikki,

I just got the Oct issue of Martha Stewart (yes, I love her!) and there is a great recipe for pumpkin stew. Unfortunately, it serves 10 and there are only 3 of us at home on Halloween, I probably won't make it as it is written.

The issue is great! Besides great foods, there are lots of Halloween crafts. I am going to make the pumpkin with rats in carved rat holes for Ben's school.
Rosemary i'm watching Martha Stewart right now Great minds think alike huh? She has her halloween special on "halloween: bad things, good things" there's soo many cute ideas on there!

If you want to make that recipe you could always just freeze your leftovers so you have them for a night you don't feel like cooking (I think the pumpkin should hold up well because it's a firmer veggie)

I'm going to attempt the recipe tonight I think! The only problem is I don't have a dutch oven, so i'm going to attempt the first half of the recipe in one of my bigger pots then transfer it all over to a crock pot to simmer for a while.
post #12 of 23
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Well, i've got it cooking in the crock pot right now I can't wait till morning when it's done!

I modified the recipe a bit and adapted it so I could cook it in the crock pot so it simmers overnight for a long time rather than on the stove.

Right now I just have the meat and onions cooking with the seasonings and juices (I used stew meat and little smokies). I chopped up celery, carrots, and gold yukon potatoes to add to the stew tomorrow (I don't want them to get mushy so i'll add them when it's close to done.) Tomorrow i'm also going to add the mini pumpkins and apples to the stew too I can't wait to see how it turns out

I'm thinking of maybe adding Orzo or rice to it as well but i'm not sure yet!
post #13 of 23
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Uhh i'm totally disappointed

I thought this recipe would be sooo yummy, but honestly- it's just not that great! Total bummer!

Just a heads up, unless you want a mediocre meal, avoid that recipe It looks better than it tastes. I'm not sure if it was one individual thing that made it not so great or not, but the whole stew just isn't that great. I feel bad now because I wasted a bunch of good groceries thinking this would be a good meal I plan to use up what I made though, i hate to waste it- it's ok...but just not so great.
post #14 of 23
Thats too bad, Nikki. Maybe you can add some heavy cream and some spices and turn it into a bisque.
post #15 of 23
Oh bummer Well it sure sounded good
I can guarantee the old fashioned soft pumpkin cookies though, I made two batches last night, they're as good as I remembered! Theyre puffy so its like eating muffin tops
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by MonaxLisa View Post
Oh bummer Well it sure sounded good
I can guarantee the old fashioned soft pumpkin cookies though, I made two batches last night, they're as good as I remembered! Theyre puffy so its like eating muffin tops
Exactly which of the recipes are you talking about? I want Dottie to try them.
post #17 of 23
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Just a little update- Colin and Kasey (his coworker- they're both motorcycle cops so they ride together) came over and had dinner here tonight - so at they pretty much finished up what was left of the stew They said they liked it too though so maybe it was just me that didn't like it (I don't think they were lying - they both had two bowls of it)

It's still not my favorite, but at least two other folks liked it
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Exactly which of the recipes are you talking about? I want Dottie to try them.
http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipe....aspx?ID=32364
Soo good. I've never made the glaze though (I dont like things too sweet) and they're good with dried cranberries added in too. Mmm...I think I might have to go get one (or two) from the kitchen


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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Just a little update- Colin and Kasey (his coworker- they're both motorcycle cops so they ride together) came over and had dinner here tonight - so at they pretty much finished up what was left of the stew They said they liked it too though so maybe it was just me that didn't like it (I don't think they were lying - they both had two bowls of it)

It's still not my favorite, but at least two other folks liked it
lol, maybe you were too excited and the result was a letdown, even though it was still good
post #19 of 23
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Apparently it was just me My sister Kimmy came over earlier and had some too and she loved it
post #20 of 23
Sounds so good! I just might try it myself
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Meowers View Post
Sounds so good! I just might try it myself
One suggestion if you do- Cut down on the amount of Fennel seeds the recipe recommends....I mean WAY down! I used the recommended amount and it was way too overpowering in my opinion...I think if you cut back on the fennel it'd be a lot better.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
It looks better than it tastes.
Well you know how I feel about how it looks, so this is not good news!
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Well you know how I feel about how it looks, so this is not good news!
you crack me up
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