October 26th is National Pumpkin Day. Are you a lover of all things pumpkin? Well, mark your calendar for October 26th! I love pumpkin, and fall signals it's time to add plenty of pumpkin flavor to my menu. It’s also October and October also means Halloween. You should know that Halloween is my least favorite holiday of the year. When I say the least favorite, I really mean I dislike it. I don't like the focus on all things macabre. I don't like scary costumes and masks. I dislike being subjected to horror movie trailers every time I flip on the television. Truth be told, I'm not keen on trick-or-treating either. We do it at my house and I make sure to have full-size candy bars to give out to our neighborhood ghosts and goblins, but I admit I lack enthusiasm for the evening. What I do like about Halloween is the colorful decorations. That includes decorations on cupcakes and cookies. That's why I decided to combine my love of pumpkin and decorat
Roasting Brussels sprouts in your oven is one sure way to get family members to eat their vegetables. This is my tried and true recipe for oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. You'll be surprised how fast these Brussels sprouts disappear from the table when you prepare them this way. I continue to be surprised when family and friends ask me to make them for our gatherings. Make these for weeknight dinners or special occasion meals. They are a delicious side dish for any occasion. The Best Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts The Best Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts One of the keys to super flavorful roasted Brussels Sprouts is preparing them in advance. This will allow time for the flavor of the onions, garlic, and bacon to blend throughout. Mix all the ingredients together at least an hour in advance but even the day before will work.