recipes

How to Make Homemade Yogurt

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Making homemade yogurt is one of those things I have literally been meaning to try for years, ever since my friend Kelly shared this recipe with me back in 2010!  And now that I have finally gotten around to it, I can't believe I waited so long! Friends, this recipe is so easy to make [...]

Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie

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My husband really, really loves apple pie.  It is the only dessert he ever asks for.  But being the devoted wife that I am, I would only ever make it for Thanksgiving.  Because let's face it:  Apple pie is a lot of work.  Between the homemade crust and all those apples that need to be [...]

Pumpkin Bread French Toast

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Okay I know this is my second pumpkin recipe this week, but since next week and month will be filled with 31 Days of Less & More posts, this was my last chance to share this perfect-for-fall french toast recipe. And friends, trust me when I say you need to try this recipe. It is [...]

Skinny Pumpkin Bread

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There is just something about fall. Come September I am ready for boots and sweaters and a whole lot of coziness.  I crave maple syrup and hot apple cider and soup of all kinds. And pumpkin.  Oh, how I crave pumpkin! This year, since I am still *trying* to be good, I thought I would [...]

Salted Caramel Pretzel Crust Brownies

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It's pretty hard to improve on brownies from a box.  I have tried making them from scratch more than once but quite frankly, for all that effort, they just don't taste any better.  And let's face it.  Brownies are goooood. But do you know what can take brownies in a box from really yummy to [...]

Best Ever Homemade Mac & Cheese

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Mmmmmm....is there any comfort food quite as, well, comforting, as homemade mac & cheese?  Sure it's a little more effort than, say, that stuff in the blue, but oh man is it worth the extra time!  The best part about this recipe is that it will either feed a crowd or make enough to freeze [...]

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

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I'm not normally one for a "skinny" version of anything.  If you've ever followed one of my recipes you know I like heavy cream and butter and real sugar.  I'd rather have a little of the full-flavor stuff than a whole bucket of the low-cal variety. Most of the time. But friends, between the eight [...]

White Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

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Want to know how to make delicious rice crispy treats even better?  The answer is pretty simple.  Are you ready for it? Add white chocolate. Oh. My. Heaven on a plate, they are.  I dare you to stop at just one.  Or five. And the best part?  Only four ingredients and 15 minutes to make. [...]

Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

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Everyone needs a quick and easy "go-to" party or potluck recipe, and this one is mine!  It doesn't matter how many of these little meatballs I make or how few people I am serving them to, by the end of the party the crockpot is always empty.  The best part is that they couldn't be [...]

Sugar-Crusted Blueberry Cake with Sour Cream Glaze {Recipe}

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Have you ever had a recipe "fail" turn into one of your best recipes ever?  That is exactly what happened with this cake.    My plan was to bake a blueberry buckle, but then realized I didn't have the requisite springform pan.  I thought I'd improvise and add the streusel topping to the bottom of [...]

Quick & Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Pie {Recipe}

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Ever have one of those moments where you suddenly realize you were supposed to make a dessert and now you've only got a few minutes to whip something up or everyone will know you don't actually have it all together?  Yeah me neither. But in case you ever do, this recipe is the perfect solution! [...]

Sweet & Spicy Coleslaw {Recipe}

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I don't know how it works in your house, but around here, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, we start grilling as much as possible!  Our favorite grill fare (by far!) is a good old fashioned cheeseburger (or veggie burger, as the case may be), and to me nothing goes better with [...]

Easy Eggplant Parmesan {Recipe}

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I absolutely adore eggplant parmesan. All that ooey gooey cheesy saucy comfort food deliciousness.....what's not to love?  Eggplants used to intimidate me until I discovered the secret to good eggplant texture.   Do you want to know what it is?  Salt.  Lots and lots and lots of salt.  Weird, huh?  I know.  But it works. And [...]

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta {Recipe}

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After almost two full seasons of Worden Farm veggie goodness, my kids have (thankfully) gone from literally freaking out at the site of anything green to actually asking for more vegetables on a regular basis.  It's a transformation I never expected, but I am definitely not complaining! Even so, their all-time favorite food is still [...]

How to Make Homemade Butter

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Okay, so maybe I just tend to get overly excited about butter in general, but I am pretty sure that making homemade butter in my Kitchen-Aid is both the coolest and the most domestic thing I've ever done.   Just when I didn't think it was possible to love an appliance even more....I mean really, [...]