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Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Posted on Oct 7th, 2010

I saw this cake over at Lick the Bowl Good a few weeks ago and made it that very day.  My kids smelled it baking and kept asking when it would be…

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012

I love baking with apples!  And I must say, this is one of the tastiest muffin recipes I've tried in quite awhile.  The combination of apples, oats…

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Apple Pomegranate Salad

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

This is the easiest holiday salad ever, especially if you use a tub of frozen whipped topping (although the real stuff tastes much better).  It…

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Asian Salad

Posted on May 14th, 2011

You may have come across a version of this salad before.  It's obviously not a real Asian dish, but it's really tasty and always a crowd pleaser. …

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Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

I love peanut inspired Asian flavors, so when I saw this salad on Pinterest, I couldn't wait to try it.  It was just as delicious and flavorful as I…

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Baked Pumpkin French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Posted on Nov 7th, 2012

There's nothing better than a delicious breakfast that's ready to pop in the oven when you wake up in the morning.  I was worried that this would be…

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Best Ever Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Posted on Oct 25th, 2011

I've tried a lot of pumpkin bread recipes and this one never fails me.  I prefer to make it in mini loaf pans or muffin tins and decrease the…

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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 9th, 2012

I have been looking everywhere for a pumpkin cookie recipe that actually tastes like a cookie, not a little cake, or a muffin top.  I never found…

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Nov 17th, 2012

Everyone needs a go-to pumpkin pie recipe, and this is the one that never fails me.  There are so many versions of pumpkin pie out there, but this…

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Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

This Cranberry Waldorf Salad is beautiful to serve at the holidays, but honestly, it's delicious any time of year. Just by a few extra bags of…

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Easy Caramel Apples

Posted on Oct 31st, 2013

Caramel apples might just be my favorite fall treat. And for some reason, I always think of them as being difficult to make, so I go off and spend a…

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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Posted on Oct 29th, 2009

It is so handy to have a dessert like this in your repertoire.  And let me tell you, dessert doesn't get much easier than this. It only took about…

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Even though I serve mashed potatoes year-round, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. I've experimented with a lot of different techniques…

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Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Copycat Recipe)

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

I know. Pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Like you've never seen that before. But this is copycat Great Harvest pumpkin chocolate chip bread people! (Who…

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Grilled Corn and Potato Chowder

Posted on Sep 26th, 2013

I love a good chowder, and corn chowder is one of my favorites. I've tried a lot of corn chowder recipes over the years, and this recipe is the one I…

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Hearty Minestrone

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

There's nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day, and minestrone is one of my favorites. I've tried a lot of minestrone recipes and finally…

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Lazy Sunday Casserole

Posted on Mar 17th, 2012

I knew when I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, it was going to be good.  I had no idea how good.  And the rest of the family agrees.  This has…

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Market Monday: Apple Pecan Praline Bread

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

Saturday was the last day our local farmers' market was open for the season. Which means this will be the last Market Monday post until next May. I…

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Market Monday: Crispy Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013

I love potatoes! They're such a versatile vegetable, and inexpensive too! I admit, I'm kind of partial to French fries, but I love them roasted,…

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Market Monday: Fresh Pear Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013

Before we get to this week's Market Monday recipe, if you haven’t entered the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card and Pillsbury Celebration…

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Market Monday: Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Market Monday: Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 9th, 2013

Of all the squash varieties available, spaghetti squash is definitely one of my favorites. It's also the only type of squash (unless you count…

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Market Monday: Potato and Rainbow Chard Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

Let me tell you why I love frittatas.  First, they are a great way to use up all the  leftover veggies, meats and cheeses that might be hanging out…

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Market Monday: Salted Caramel Apple Mason Jar Lid Pies

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

When apples begin to make an appearance at the farmer's market, I know Fall is right around the corner! I love pumpkin as much as the next person,…

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Mediterranean Breakfast Strata

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011

This is one of the best overnight breakfast casserole dishes I've tried.  Don't be put-off by the long list of ingredients.  It's really quite…

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Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 19th, 2010

These potatoes are a good example of how keeping it simple is often best.  There aren't a lot of fancy ingredients, but they taste fabulous and make…

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Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012

I confess, I've never been a big fan of the marshmallow topped sweet potatoes that always make an appearance at Thanksgiving.  But I love these! …

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Potato, Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2013

This delicious frittata features potatoes and fresh herbs.  It's a quick and easy meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. I tried this recipe…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2010

The frosting is the star of these cookies, and it's a nice change from the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies pumpkin desserts (I love…

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Pumpkin Cornbread

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

Until now, I've always been the only person in my family who likes cornbread. So although I love it, I rarely make it. Because I end up eating the…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Posted on Nov 14th, 2010

When I saw this recipe over at 3B's--Baseball, Baking and Books, I couldn't wait to make it.  Because what's not to love about a pumpkin and cream…

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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

This is a quick and easy pumpkin dessert, and my whole family loved it.  Even my husband, who doesn't typically like pumpkin desserts.  I think it…

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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I had an abundance of basil in my garden this summer, so I made and froze a lot of pesto. I love being able to have fresh pesto handy during the fall…

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.  And the cooking technique works with pretty much any kind of potato.  Not to…

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Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Posted on Jun 16th, 2012

I've never been a big pork chop fan, and neither has my husband.  We both agree that they often turn out dry and flavorless.  But these pork chops…

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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Posted on Oct 29th, 2013

You know when you make a pumpkin recipe and you have some pumpkin left in the can? I never know what to do with it, so I usually end up throwing it…

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Twice Baked Rooster Potatoes

Posted on Jan 20th, 2014

We are huge fans of all things potato at our house. No matter how I serve them up, potatoes are one of the few side dishes all of my kids will eat.…

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