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Autumn Salad & Fall Power Bark

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Autumn Salad

courtesy of Arina Lanis,

1 pkg baby spinach
1 pkg grated carrots
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 can corn
1 cup chicken breast
1 pear
1 butternut squash (roasted)
Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Spread the baby spinach on a platter. Start spreading the following ingredients in vertical lines on the platter... in any order... carrots, cranberries, corn, chicken, pears, and roasted butternut squash. You can also add or substitute apples, walnuts, boiled potatoes, and cheddar cheese.

This salad is very versatile, so feel free to improvise. Toss with Raspberry Vinaigrette or any light fruity dressing. If you want to enjoy the flavors of all the ingredients, using a simple combination of oil and vinegar will work as well.

For a beautiful presentation, you can prepare it on a platter and allow people to help themselves to the ingredients they like the most. You can serve the dressing on the side. For a simpler look, you can toss all ingredients with dressing in a large salad bowl.

Thanksgiving or Fall Power Bark

courtesy of Arina Lanis,

1 bag of dark chocolate chips or three cups of dark chocolate
1 cup of white chocolate chips
2 cups of dried cranberries
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 toothpick

Melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler.  Once melted, mix in 1 cup of dried cranberries as well as 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds.  Once everything is mixed in, pour out the chocolate on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. 

Spread the bark out into a nice even layer.   Then pour in the white

chocolate in thin lines.  You can do this with a spoon.  Then, with a toothpick, pull out the white chocolate from the lines which will create a nice pattern.  Lastly, sprinkle the left over 1 cup of dried cranberries and

1/2 cup of pumpkins seeds on top of the melted chocolate.  Press down with a spoon to make sure that the cranberries and pumpkins seeds adhere nicely to the top.  Place in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour to 1 hour for the chocolate to fully set.

Break apart and serve.

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