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Better Breakfast Pumpkin Smoothie

  • Serves: 1
  • Preparation Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: NA

(BPT) – Few flavors say “fall” more clearly and tastily than pumpkin. Of course, you can always bake up a batch of pumpkin muffins, or add a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree, some pumpkin pie spice and chopped pecans to your morning oatmeal or try this Pumpkin Smoothie recipe from Davidson’s Safest Choice:

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 Banana
1 Safest Choice Egg (because they’re pasteurized in a warm water bath, they’re safe for all no-bake and no-cook recipes)
1/2 cup Low fat yogurt
1/4 cup Canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon Peanut butter
1/3 cup Skim milk
1/2 cup Ice
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Honey


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Sausage

  • Serves: 4 – 6
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 30 minutes

This is a delicious twist on the original, using diced beef smoked sausage instead of ham for flavoring. Try this as a side dish alongside a turkey or ham and I can almost guarantee it will upstage the main entrée with your family and kids.

Amount Measure Ingredients
8 medium potatoes peeled and sliced thin
8 oz beef smoked sausage diced
2 cups Milk
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup cheddar cheese

To prepare:

In a large steel bowl, whisk together the milk, flour, and seasonings until well blended and no lumps. Layer the potatoes and sausage pieces in a medium (9" x 9") baking dish or casserole pan. Pour the milk-flour mixture over the potatoes and then place pats of butter over the top. Cover with cheese and place in a preheated 350-degree oven. Bake 1 ½ hours until sauce is thickened and potatoes are tender, serve immediately and enjoy!

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Cooking with Curmi
Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

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Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!

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