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Recipe: Make-Ahead Pumpkin French Toast Casserole — Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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This is how you do French toast during prime pumpkin season (aka right now!). It's a sweet, seasonal breakfast casserole for a crowd and powerful enough to win over the most ardent pumpkin spice critic. Thick cubes of buttery brioche are soaked overnight and infused with rich custard packed with warm spices and a double dose of pumpkin. Then it's dotted with a crunchy brown sugar and pecan streusel that takes it over the top. Amazing, right?

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Recipe: Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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For this super-simple side, thick chunks of sweet potato are roasted and then dusted with a snowy layer of nutty Parmesan that turns irresistibly crisp around the edges after a few minutes under the broiler. A hit of garlic only makes them even more delicious. Make these Parmesan-coated sweet potatoes once and you will never go back to plain roasted sweet potatoes again. They will make you the hero of dinner and the talk of your next potluck.

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This Whiskey Advent Calendar Is the Best Way to Count Down to Christmas — Food News

Once December 1 arrives, it's agonizing to wait the 24 days until Christmas. Those little chocolate advent calendars did the trick when we were kids, but boozy Christmas countdowns are making the month a lot more tolerable for us now that we're grown-ups.

Last season we celebrated with beer advent calendars and "ginvent" calendars, earlier this month Aldi released a wine advent calendar, and now there's one filled with everyone's favorite winter spirit: whiskey.

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Recipe: Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole — Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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Spinach and feta make eggs even better with a fresh, salty, and creamy kick. But with this make-ahead breakfast casserole, that's just the beginning. In addition to lots of leafy greens and chunks of crumbled cheese, this casserole is laced with fragrant fresh dill, sweet red pepper, and a dollop of Dijon for a subtle tang. After your first bite, you might start wondering what this reminds you of — it's spanakopita, friends.

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Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Is Everything You Need This Holiday Season — Grocery News

A traditional advent calendar keeps a daily countdown exciting with chocolates or confections, and sometimes even beauty products and trinkets. But for wine-lovers, there is a new option in town this holiday season that promises to shake things up: Grocery chain Aldi has a booze advent calendar that houses six bottles' worth of wine.

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Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Casserole — Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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French toast is the gold-standard of slow Saturdays – a hot cup of coffee in one hand, a sizzling skillet on the stove, and Billie Holiday crooning in the background. There's nothing like the soothing repetition of whisking eggs and cream, cutting rich egg bread into impossibly thick slices, combining the two, and watching the toast sizzle in a pool of butter. That is the dream until you have two toddlers begging for breakfast before your feet find your slippers. I'm here to tell you that you can have all the things that French toast offers without hovering over a hot pan at 6:30 in the morning.

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