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Mabon Cooking: Magic From the Kitchen

Mabon is a holiday dedicated to family, feasting and friends. Try some of these great recipes from the About.com food channel, and get that autumn magic cooking!

Mabon Cooking
Looking for some seasonal cooking ideas for your Mabon celebration? Try some of our favorite fall-themed recipes!

Buckeye Candy
The nut known as the Buckeye has long been associated with prosperity and abundance. Make a candy version, and share the magical bounty with your friends!

Mabon Meal Blessings
Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these short yet powerful Mabon prayers.

Dark Mother Bread - Mabon Honey Wheat Bread
The goddess' aspect as the Dark Mother, the crone, is celebrated at Mabon. This lovely honey wheat blend is perfect for your autumn equinox celebrations, honoring the harvest and the end of the fertile season.

Crockpot Apple Butter
Apple butter is a delicious treat all year long, and if you make it in the fall with fresh apple sauce, you can preserve it to eat later on. Enjoy this tasty spread on warm bread, or just straight from the jar!

Pomegranate Sorbet
The pomegranate symbolizes the fertility of the goddess and is representative of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. This delicious sorbet is easy to make, and can be prepared as part of ritual or in advance.

Stuffed Grape Leaves
This appetizer takes a while to prepare, but it's well worth it. Stuffed grape leaves are a delicious accompaniment to your Mabon feasting, and embodies the god of the vine by using both the grape leaves and raisins.

Renaissance Faire Turkey Leg
One of the high points of going to a Renaissance Faire or festival in the fall is the giant turkey legs. You can make your own easily, and add it to your Mabon celebration feast!

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
This light, sweet bread combines some of the best flavors of fall. Pumpkin spice blended with tangy cranberries make it a surefire hit to open up any Mabon gathering.

Autumn Beef Stew
This rich and hearty stew is loaded with veggies and potatoes, and it'll make your home feel warm and inviting. Whether you prepare it on top of a stove or over a blazing fire, this stew is a great starter course for any Mabon gathering of friends and family.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash has a sweet and mild flavor, and a bowl of hot soup on a chilly fall night usually hits the spot. It's especially good sopped up with some warm crusty bread -- the perfect side dish for your Mabon festivities!

Baked Corn with Red Peppers
Corn is the perfect fall food, because of its bright golden color. Jazz it up a bit with some red peppers, and you've got a delicious baked vegetable dish. Looks beautiful on a platter, tastes heavenly going down. Serve some up for your next Mabon feast!

Wild Mushroom Rice Pilaf
This delicious combination of wild rice and shiitake and porcini mushrooms goes beautifully with roasted chicken, wild game, or just about any other fall meal.

Venison Pot Roast
A venison pot roast is the perfect comfort food for a chilly autumn night. Celebrate Mabon with friends, family, and a great meal!

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