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Every year, in early October, we have a Thanksgiving potluck at work. I usually try to bring two dishes (surprisingly I tend not to bring dessert …). Because I organize the potluck, I try to wait until the very end to decide what to bring and I generally try to fill in any gaps in the menu.

This year, we were short on bread recipes so I decided I’d bring something that was appropriate for Thanksgiving … something that just oozed the fall and the harvest.

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Enter the Bacon Cheddar Quick Bread with Dried Pears from the October 2008 issue of Bon Appétit.

The bread was so easy to make and was very good, however, I would recommend that you eat it warm from the oven and not the next day. I made it on Sunday for Monday’s potluck and while it was tasty, it would have been better warm with some butter.

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As you know, Magazine Mondays is all about tackling that pile of clipped magazine recipes that you’ve got. Don’t look the other way. You know you have tonnes of recipes you haven’t tried yet. We all do! So get to it!

Here’s who joined me in liberating themselves from another magazine recipe:

Tamy of 3 Sides of Crazy joins us with a tempting Maple Chicken.

Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor made a Spicy Chicken with Mushrooms dish from the November 2008 issue of Family Circle.

Mondo of Mondo’s Morsels (love this blog!) made a gorgeous Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Cake from the September 2006 issue of Fine Cooking.

Janie of Panini Girl made a pretty Butternut Squash Soup with Sage from the November 2001 issue of Bon Appétit.

Our most loyal Wandering Coyote of ReTorte made Chicken Sangria from the March 2009 issue of Gourmet.

Georgia of Oh Kitchen, What Won’t You Do? made a soul-satisfying Winter Lentil Soup from Real Simple magazine.

Have a great week, everyone!

Ciao!