Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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This fall for me has been a little more fast-paced than in years past. I don’t feel as overwhelmed by everything there is to do as much as the time there is to do it! When days melt into weeks that whiz past into months, it’s...

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

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For the love of ooey-gooey, fluffy soft pumpkin and chocolate deliciousness (truly a marriage made in heaven), you must make these brownies. They are ridiculous. They cross the line. They’re unreasonable. And must be stopped… with a tall glass of milk. Sliding a hot pan...

Cheesy Scalloped Potato Gratin

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As a kid starting out on my own after leaving home, I didn’t come away with an overwhelming number of family recipes. Sure, we enjoyed good meatloaves and mashed potatoes, roasted chickens and apple pies, but I was more excited to be able to...

Cheesy Chicken and Potato Chowder

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Yesterday I had a sick day. I wasn’t particularly sick, just not feeling my best, and so pushed aside my to-do list and remained in pajamas for the large majority of the day. On a recent Saturday I had spent all day cooking and...

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

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But, before we get into these boo-tiful Halloween cupcakes, I have a giveaway winner to announce! Thanks to all who entered last Thursday’s Sara Lee giveaway and left your kind comments on my cake jars. I wish I could pop one on each of...

Caramel Apple Angel Food Cake Jars + $50 Visa Giveaway with Sara Lee!

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‘Tis the season of giving, y’all! Giving thanks, giving hugs and gifts, and all the wonderful things that come with the cooler weather and its holidays. So, what better way to ring in fall (and my birthday this weekend) than to share the love...

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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When I was first learning to cook, the most basic, easy-to-make meals to me were comfort foods – mac and cheese, baked chicken, apple crisp. These are still the foods that give me that snuggly warm feeling, I love them. Italian dishes, too! Well,...

Slow Cooker Turkey Pesto Meatballs & Marinara

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So, here’s my plan: If fall isn’t gonna come to me, I’m gonna grab it and take it for myself! What does that mean? Warm cinnamon cookies, imaginary roaring fires, cable knit sweaters and cozy slow-cooked meals simmering as I look out the window...

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Sooo… hi? Hello? You still there? I may have taken a little breather from the blog to focus on some offline duties, but I’m back! And I have something fantastic to share with you. It’s spicy and zesty and just about the best thing...

Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread with Vanilla Glaze

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Don’t you just want to curl up inside there a live for a little while? Grab a big, doughy layer and wrap yourself up snug with a cinnamon-sugar pillow. Nosh on the walls, layer by layer, for nourishment. Ahhh, yes. If life could be...