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Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to show off your baking skills, and this pumpkin wreath bread is no exception. Golden dough in the shape of a wreath topped with coarse salt and pumpkin seeds makes a lovely centerpiece and delicious addition to the holiday meal.

No baking skills? No problem. The breadmaker does all the work. All you need to do is form the dough into a ring and use your kitchen shears to create the wreath shape.

Use a ruler if you want help guiding you where to cut. We placed ours about every 2 inches.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Kitchen shears make cutting the dough easy.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Baking the bread on parchment paper makes cleanup and removal easy.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Brush the wreath with egg white.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Place pumpkin seeds on top of the wreath. Spread them out nicely and press if they need help sticking well.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Sprinkle with generous amounts of sea salt. If you sprinkle from high up, the salt will spread more evenly than if you hold you your hand close to the wreath.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Once it’s covered with your toppings, it’s ready for the oven. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overcook.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You can hang your wreath with a wide ribbon.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When it’s time to serve, place a small bowl of butter in the center.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You’ll have a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach Pumpkin Wreath Bread from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Wreath Bread
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115F)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
5 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Coarse sea salt
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, milk, water, sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into bread pan of breadmaker.
Add flour to pan. Sprinkle yeast over flour.
Process in breadmaker on DOUGH cycle.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove dough from breadmaker and place on lined baking sheet.
Using thumbs to make a hole in center of dough, stretch dough to make a 9-inch diameter ring with a center hole of about 5-inches.
Let dough rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Hold kitchen shears at a 45-degree angle, cut from the top of ring to make 8 even cuts around the ring. Pull the sections away from the center to create the leaf shape.
In a small bowl, beat egg white and water until foamy.
Brush dough wreath with egg white mixture. (It's possible you may not use it all.) Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and sea salt.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool on parchment on wire rack.
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Breadmaker 101: The Basic Guide for Using a Bread Machine to Make Delicious Bread at Home - with a bonus recipe for White Wheat Bread! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Whatever your taste preferences or dietary needs, you can satisfy them with Hamilton Beach® Bread Machines. Developed with nutrition in mind, they feature settings such as gluten-free and whole-grain so you can bake wholesome breads using a variety of flours.

 



Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Without fail, Thanksgiving season conversations bring up the topic of sweet potatoes. For some reason, this creates a debate about which type of sweet potato dish is best – the sweet casserole with marshmallows or the savory dish with herbs and butter.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

I’m staunchly in the savory sweet potato camp, and no amount of cinnamon, sugar or marshmallow can make me change my mind. This usually means I’m left feeling jealous of the pretty mounds of toasted mallow and pecans on everyone else’s plates.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Our Test Kitchen manager Pat is the complete opposite. She loves bringing out the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes by adding cinnamon and marshmallows in the typical casserole application. She likes savory sweet potatoes alright, but wouldn’t choose that style over a sweet one.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

So how do we please everyone at our Thanksgiving dinner? Is it possible to please the sweet AND savory crowds without making two different dishes? I mean, we’re already so busy and cooking so much on Thanksgiving that we don’t want to add more work, but we never want to serve something our guests don’t like, right?

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach 

The perfect solution came to us in the Test Kitchen one day. We were talking about serving baked sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving instead of a casserole, and the question of how we would top them arose. At the same time, Pat said cinnamon butter and I said garlic herb butter. Voila! Compound butters are so easy to make, why not serve both and let your guests choose?

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We love this innovative idea so much, we think it would work for Thanksgiving and beyond. These sweet potatoes are so easy and the butter is something you can prepare days ahead of time, so it would be great for a weeknight meal or a dinner party with friends. And if you were to invite Pat and me to dinner, we’d both be satisfied with our sweet potatoes and grateful to our thoughtful host.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet Cinnamon Butter and Savory Herb Butter - perfect to please both types of sweet potato lovers at Thanksgiving this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sweet or Savory Butter
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
Cinnamon Butter
Salted Garlic Herb Butter
Instructions
Heat oven to 450ºF. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil.
Prick each sweet potato several times with a fork and place on baking pan.
Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until fork tender. Serve with Cinnamon Butter or Salted Garlic Herb Butter.
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Cinnamon Butter

Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Using an electric mixer with flat beaters, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
Add sugar and cinnamon, beat until light, smooth and creamy.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors.
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Salted Garlic Herb Butter

Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
Using an electric mixer with flat beaters, beat butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
Add chives, parsley, rosemary, salt and garlic, beating until just blended.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors.
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63232 Eclectrics Stand MixerAll-metal and dressed in a range of colors, Eclectrics® Stand Mixers belong on the countertop, where they’re always ready for jobs big or small.  From the thickest cookie dough to the most delicate egg whites, a Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Stand Mixer has the power, speed and finesse to take on any kitchen task. Its 400-watt motor makes short work of kneading, mixing and whipping.



Thanksgiving is around the corner and you’re probably pulling out your roaster oven, wishing it served a bigger purpose than just cooking a turkey. But don’t be quick to resign the roaster to the back of the closet. Not only can it bake and roast like a traditional oven, but it can also steam and slow cook. Check out these delicious recipes you can make year round. Who knew roaster ovens were so versatile? (Hint: We did.)

Peppered Prime Rib Beef Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Peppered Rib Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce

This tender beef dish will cook to perfection in your roaster oven while you whip up a couple sides for an impressive dinner display.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Harvest Apple Cake

Perfect for autumn and not too sweet, this dessert stays nice and moist when cooked in a roaster oven.

10 Alternate Uses for your Roaster oven - Baked potatoes! @hamiltonbeach

Baked Potatoes

Save oven space by cooking your baked potatoes in the roaster oven. In just over an hour, you have a bunch of beautiful potatoes at the ready. Serve them as a side dish or top them with your favorite veggies and proteins for a complete meal.

10 Alternate Uses for your Roaster oven - Pulled pork! @hamiltonbeach

North Carolina Pork Barbecue

This vinegar-based pulled pork is great on sandwiches or on a platter served with coleslaw.

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

Almond Pound Cake

This pound cake can bake in a roaster oven. It comes out fluffy and light on the inside with a crunchy crust. Top it with seasonal fruit and whipped cream for a simple dessert.

Alternate Uses for your Roaster Oven besides turkey! Try beef stew instead. @hamiltonbeach

Oven Roasted Beef Stew

This recipe is the epitome of quick, easy and delicious cooking. Simply add the ingredients to the pan and let it roast until the meat is fork tender. You’ll have dinner on the table within a few hours without a lot of hassle.

Alternate Uses for your Roaster Oven besides turkey! Try bread pudding! Old Fashioned Bread Pudding from @hamiltonbeach

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

This classic dessert is simple to make using your roaster oven and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry already.

Alternate Uses for your Roaster Oven besides turkey! Try Honey Roasted Spareribs! @hamiltonbeach

Honey Roasted Spareribs

A tasty marinade kicks these roaster oven spareribs off right. Serve them with fries for a finger-licking good dinner.

Alternate Uses for your Roaster Oven besides turkey! Try some seasoned rice instead. @hamiltonbeach

Seasoned Rice

You can make large batches of fluffy rice even if you don’t have a rice cooker. Simply cook it in your roaster oven with broth, onion, butter and water.

Meatballs glazed with sauce

Party Meatballs

Incredibly simple to make in your roaster oven, this perfect party appetizer serves a crowd. Try this recipe for your next potluck or serve it during football games for a fun snack.
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Hamilton Beach® Roaster Ovens are handy for cooking at home or feeding larger groups of friends and family. These popular roaster ovens bake, roast and cook like traditional ovens, and you can use them to steam and slow-cook as well. Innovation is evident in the buffet-friendly lid; it’s the first one to pivot out of the way for serving.



Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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