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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Candy Cane Crescent Danish

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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Candy Cane Crescent Danish

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A colorful candy cane-shaped Danish, an ooey-gooey cheesy appetizer and other recipes we loved from around the internet this week

While we love to cook up (and eat) our in-house Southern Kitchen recipes, we still spend plenty of time reading recipes from bloggers and other food websites. Every Friday, we'll round up some of our favorites so that you'll have plenty of fodder for your weekend kitchen experiments.

A festive candy cane-shaped Danish and a healthy butternut squash baked pasta were two recipes we loved on the internet this week. Learn more about these and others, below. It's time to get cooking.

Raspberry-Cream Cheese Candy Cane Crescent Danish
Forget about presents. This festive Danish from Pillsbury will be the center of attention on Christmas morning. The red and white breakfast dish takes less than an hour to cook — if you want to focus on the presents Christmas morning, you can even make it the day before. 
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Gruyère Gougères
Don’t be scared by the fancy name. Gougères are the savory cousin of a cream puff, and with this recipe from Pop Sugar, you’ll have a decadent appetizer to enjoy at your next party. Not a fan of Gruyère? According to Pop Sugar: “Gruyère is traditional, [but] other sharp, nutty cheeses can be substituted (sharp cheddar, like Cabot clothbound, would be particularly lovely)."
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Pulled-Pork Tacos
Brighten up your winter menu with pulled pork tacos from My Recipes. The last thing we want during the holiday season is a hard recipe to follow. We don’t have time for that during this busy time of year. Luckily, in this recipe, the pork is cooked in a slow cooker so you can put it in in the morning and forget about it until dinner time.
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Butternut Squash Baked Pasta
The last thing we’re thinking about during the holidays is how many calories a dish has, but if you’re looking for a healthier pasta alternative, Bon Appetit has the perfect solution. This butternut squash baked pasta was created by BA’s Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro, who wanted to swap out cheese for squash in a creamy sauce. After some experiementing, Shapiro created this delicious dish that’s perfect for a cold winter night. 
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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.

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