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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! 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. Making these pumpkin spice cookies Pumpkin spice is something …

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I …

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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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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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Mummy Brownies – Easy Homemade Fudge Brownie Recipe for Halloween

These yummy mummy brownies will be the first sweet treat to disappear from your Halloween dessert table. They are fudgy and whimsical with an eerie kid friendly look. Halloween is a fun time of the year to make holiday themed desserts. Recipes like this are a hit with both the kids and fun loving adults …

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These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I …

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4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit …

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Steak Fajita Chili Recipe – (One Pot Gluten Free) Spicy Mexican Recipe

This steak fajita chili recipe is brimming over with chunks of fork tender beef and fajita style vegetables in a rich, spicy chili base. The whole recipe is made on the stove top to coax out the flavors that only one pot meals made in layers can deliver. There is nothing quite like the look or …

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One Pot Chicken Barley Stew – Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

This one pot chicken barley stew is just chock full of healthy veggies for a winter comfort food taste. It is rich and hearty and clean up is a breeze after making it. The hearty winter vegetable stew is perfect for those chilly nights when you want to eat something that will warm you to …

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One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew – Easy Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

This easy chicken and vegetable recipe features hearty veggies that are simmered in a tomato and wine broth that is flavored with spices. The one pot spicy chicken stew comes together in a large dutch oven on your stove top, filling the kitchen with the delicious aroma of winter comfort food. One pot meals are …

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One Pot Jambalaya Recipe – (Gluten Free) – Chicken Shrimp Sausage Delight

This quick and easy one pot Jambalaya recipe has loads of textures and tastes and a splash of New Orleans flavor! The recipe is gluten free, healthy and features chicken, shrimp and andouille sausages. Perfect for a busy week night meal! Time for some Southern charm in a bowl.  This recipe is sure to make …

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One Pot Chili Con Carne – Warm up with This Winter Comfort Food Recipe

This one pot chili con carne has layers and layers of flavor that develop on the stove and in the oven in the same pan.  It has become one of my family’s favorite one pot meals. When the weather turns cold, my thoughts turn to warming up with a winter comfort food recipe. Nothing beats …

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Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. This dish makes a great side dish and with Easter coming up soon, it’s nice to have an easy to prepare recipe to add to your holiday …

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Pecan Fudge Recipe – Make This Easy Cranberry Pecan Fudge for Thanksgiving

This easy to make cranberry pecan fudge recipe has loads of fall favor & a just a hint of sea salt. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. The taste is sweet, tart and crunchy, all in one delicious bite! Cranberries and pecans are two of my favorite fall flavors. I use them in sweet …

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Caramel Apple Bars – Sweet Apple Oatmeal Bar with Caramel Topping

If you like the taste of caramel apples in the fall, you will love these caramel apple bars. They taste just like the traditional fall favorite but without all the fuss. These apple oatmeal bars are sweet and hearty and so easy to prepare and are perfect for National Oatmeal Day on October 29. Bar recipes are …

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

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

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Toasted Pecans – Maple Cinnamon Pecan Snack – Vegan Paleo Gluten Free

These toasted pecans are coated with maple sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooked on the stove top until they take on a delightful flavor. They make wonderful Paleo and gluten free easy appetizers and are ready very quickly.  October 22 is recognized as National Nut Day.  Having these toasted pecans is a great way to celebrate …

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Shrimp Chowder – Bacon Corn Shrimp Bisque with Fresh Thyme

It seems that there is a National day for pretty much any food! October 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day.  I thought it would be fun to cook up a big batch of shrimp chowder with bacon, corn and fresh thyme.  It is the perfect choice for a one pot meals soup recipe for the …

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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

It’s time to start thinking ahead to side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is …

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Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free English Shepherd Pie

Fall is the time for savory comfort food style casseroles with full bodied flavor. This hearty Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie is a gluten free and Paleo version of the traditional English casserole.  My husband is English and loves it when I make Shepherd’s Pie.  But the normal dish uses mashed potatoes with butter and cream, as well …

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Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national …

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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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