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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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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. This dessert would be a good focal point on any party dessert table. …

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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 party 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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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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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! Normally, I am all about peanut butter and chocolate when it comes to fudge. Today, …

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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

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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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

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

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

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 one of the stars! Don’t know how to cook veggies in the …

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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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BBQ Ranch Chicken Casserole – Hearty Chicken Bake with Barbecue Sauce

The cooler weather is on the way and for me that means cooking lots of casseroles.  This BBQ Ranch Chicken Casserole is rich and hearty and the perfect way to warm you up on a cool autumn night. And the fact that it’s one of my 30 minute meals makes it an added bonus for …

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Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween will be here before we know it. This holiday is such fun for kiddos and gives parents a chance to be a kid again,too! Halloween party food is fun, spooky and whimsical and looks great on a table.  These 25 spooktacular Halloween Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. Halloween is a …

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Ground Turkey Chili – Slow Cooker Comfort Food

Tonight, we will be enjoying my latest chili recipe – ground turkey chili with three different types of beans and a boat load of flavor. This is my latest addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. In our house, a great tasting chili is the ultimate in winter comfort food. When the temps are …

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Applesauce & Vegetables

This slow cooker pork roast with applesauce and vegetables is a very easy recipe that tastes just amazing. The pork has a sweet rosemary mustard sauce that compliments the applesauce beautifully for a wonderful fall meal. Ahh…the wonders of crock pot recipes.  No other kitchen appliance can make a dinner with hardly any preparation at …

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