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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you …

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal – Hearty Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast for Fall

I seem to be putting pumpkin puree in everything lately. How about you? It seems that, for foodies, this time of the year could aptly be called “pumpkin season.” Today’s offering is a pumpkin spice oatmeal bowl that is hearty, satisfying and full of the flavors of fall. I love using pumpkin puree. It has a …

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Candy Corn Blondies – Fall Sweet Treat with Candy Corn

These candy corn blondies have a rich and chewy texture and are sweetened with brown sugar and a have double dose of candy corn goodness in them. Candy corn is available so readily this time of the year that it’s considered the traditional Halloween candy. I love including it in all sorts of sweet treats …

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Butterscotch Apple Cream Bars – Fall Sweet Treat

If you like the taste of toffee apples in the fall, you will love this delicious bar recipe. These butterscotch apple cream bars are just scrumptious.  They are sort of a cross between a toffee apple and a snickers candy bar.  Bye bye diet!  I used butterscotch bits for my filling and topping which gives …

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Chicken and Biscuits Pot Pie – Fall Comfort Food

This recipe for chicken and biscuit pot pie uses buttermilk biscuits instead of a crust on the top and bottom to reduce the calories slightly. But the recipe loses none of the taste. It is delicious. Chicken pot pies reminds me of my childhood and those days of eating fall comfort food.  My mother used …

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Baked Trout Recipe – Parmesan Panko Crusted Trout Fillets in the Oven

This baked trout recipe is crispy on the outside with a tender center that is seasoned with Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese and Panko breadcrumbs make these rainbow trout fillets a hit at dinner! I used to fish a lot when I was younger. Catching lake trout and cooking them for dinner was …

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Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail – Chilling Blue Halloween drink

Looking for a cocktail recipe that will be the hit of your Halloween Party? Try this Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail.  It will set the mood beautifully. The blue Halloween drink has a spooky look to it and the black sanding sugar on the rim of the glass is so eerie looking but also adds a …

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Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

These walnut crescent cookies are very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor has a lovely hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Bring some to your holiday cookie swap and wait for rave reviews. The holidays are just around the corner and that always gets me thinking of making cookies. I …

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Pumpkin spice is something that I use all the …

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip – Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip with Fresh Puree

This recipe for pumpkin cream cheese dip is easy to make and so delicious. The blend of cream cheese with fresh pumpkin puree has a comfort food feel that is perfect for fall! I am always looking for easy appetizers to serve at parties. This pumpkin dip recipe with cream cheese is a favorite of …

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup – [Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30]

The comforting feeling of a big bowl of soup is something that few other recipes can deliver. This Vegan butternut squash soup recipe is a remake of my traditional version with sherry. My husband and daughter love soups all year long. For me, soups are a fall experience but since my family is so fond …

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Oreo Bonbons – Cookies and Cream Candy Recipe

These Oreo bonbons are a cookies and cream candy recipe that will delight your family and friends. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. What do you make when you can’t decide between a cookie and some candy? Why get the flavors of both in one dessert, of course! This sweet confectionery …

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Common Food Substitutes – 12 Quick Recipe Replacements

Have you ever been in the middle of cooking a recipe on a busy night and discover that you are out of an ingredient? Then you might find this list of common food substitutes really helpful. One thing to keep in mind with this list of recipe swaps is that when you substitute one food …

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Easy Parmesan Meatloaf – Cheesy Easy Meat Loaf Recipe

Are you tired of the same old boring meat loaf recipe? This easy Parmesan meatloaf is flavored with Italian inspired fresh herbs and topped with a layer tasty Parmesan cheese and a delicious homemade marinara sauce.   The recipe  is fall comfort food at its best and a great addition to your collection of Italian …

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Easy Muffin Recipes – Best Muffins for Breakfast or Brunch

These easy muffin recipes show why muffins are a favorite for on the go breakfast ideas. Muffins are one of the easiest breakfast foods to make. They are quick to prepare, and many can be done in one bowl or a food processor. Most need very little mixing so you don’t need to get out …

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Raisins and Walnuts – Weight Watcher Cookies – 3 Points!

This skinny oatmeal cookie recipe is soft and chewy with the crunchy taste of walnuts and sweetness of raisins and sugar free maple syrup. At only 3 WW Smart points, it’s a real diet winner! There is something about oatmeal cookies that screams comfort food to me.  I think it goes back to my early …

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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe – Easy Hearty Ground Beef Italian Soup

This one pot lasagna soup recipe is a meal in a bowl brimming over with bite sized lasagna noodles, and rich marinara sauce smothered with cheesy goodness. Onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs give this mouth watering soup a delicious aroma and taste.  Once you have had this soup, you may never ask for normal lasagna …

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Difference Between Brownies and Blondies – Is is Just the Color that Matters?

I have seen many recipe makers call a blondie a butterscotch brownie. While technically this is somewhat true, in actual fact, a blondie and a brownie are two completely different dessert options. The difference between brownies and blondies comes mainly from the color and the main ingredients. There is even a special food holiday called …

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Gluten Free Lemon Slice – Tasty Lemon Sunshine Bars that Your Family Will Love

This Gluten free Lemon Slice recipe has the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a creamy center that feels and tastes almost like custard. The crumble topping adds the perfect crunchy texture to these sunshine bars. I love bar recipes of any kind but when you add lemon to the mix, my husband gets …

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White Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter – Delicious Blondie Recipe

These white chocolate brownies infused with peanut butter chips are a nice change from the traditional look of a brownie. They have a lighter appearance and the taste is a bit lighter, too. Serve them for a bake sale or pot luck and watch them disappear! Swapping out the type of chocolate also gives this …

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Bar Recipes – Best Ideas for Bars and Slices to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Looking for a crowd pleasing dessert idea? Try one of these bar recipes and see for yourself how quickly they will disappear. From farm fresh strawberry bars to peppermint Rice Krispie bars, we have delicious bars and slices for any occasion. These delicious sweet treats are perfect for a bake sale and will go quickly …

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Must Have Kitchen Features – Storage and Organization Ideas for Kitchens

I have to admit.  I love kitchen gadgets, tools and space saving features that make my work in the kitchen easier. I feel that I can be more productive with the right tools. Some are what I call “kitchen fluff.” but others have become must have kitchen features for me. Whether you are looking for …

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Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups – Creamy Lasagna Rollup Recipe

Two of my favorite Italian meals are lasagna and pasta Alfredo. I have combined them together to make these chicken Alfredo roll ups. The recipe gives all the flavors of both dishes but in small individual sized parcels. This easy, no-fuss way of making lasagna brings this Italian comfort food to the table in easy …

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One Pot Cooking Tips – Getting Started Cooking One Pot Meals

These one pot cooking tips will make your time in the kitchen a pleasure rather than a chore. From hearty casseroles to filling soups and delicious layered stews, these one pot meals are the closest thing to meals that seem to cook themselves. It’s hard to decide what I like the most about one pot …

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