Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches (can you believe it’s only a few short weeks away?!), I imagine you are beginning to put together your dinner menus for the feast of the year. Over the past few years, I’ve been in charge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws, which means early wake-up calls and hours of standing on my feet, pulling…

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

November has begun and with that comes weekend after weekend of visitors and a few trips squeezed in to the mix. This past weekend, we had a couple friends visit from northern Michigan. When they left their home for D.C. it was 39 degrees and snowing. Let’s just say they were a bit shocked when they woke up yesterday and…

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Drizzling Chocolate and Frosting

As the holidays quickly approach, I bet a lot of you are rummaging through your recipes as you try to plan the perfect family meals. Aside from the appetizers and main dishes, be sure that you don’t forget to plan for the desserts as well. As you peruse your dessert recipes, you might come across the word “drizzle.” Worried? Confused?…

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Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween is quickly approaching and what better way to start the holiday weekend than to bake some delicious pumpkin cookies? I know you might be busy today running around buying candy to pass out to the trick-or-treaters, perfecting costumes and putting the final touches on your Halloween decor. However, these cookies are super easy to make…and I guarantee you already…

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Two Variations of Shepherd’s Pie

After a long day of attending a conference, I came home to relax with my dogs as I awaited the arrival of my husband. I started to get antsy (I can never sit still) and decided to brainstorm ideas for dinner. I wanted to cook something unique…something that we haven’t had in a while. Chicken? No. Pasta? Eh. Beef…maybe…but what?…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

To continue with my Halloween mood, I thought it was a perfect night to bake a Fall-infused treat (plus, co-workers have been begging me to bring them in…I won’t mention any names). This recipe results in pretty tasty Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. It doesn’t get more Fall than that. I’m sure you have heard of vanilla cream…

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

‘Tis the season for carving pumpkins! Now . . . what to do with all of those seeds? My husband and I stopped by one of our favorite roadside stands yesterday and picked out two beautiful (and very large) pumpkins. I have a feeling we’re going to get around to carving them tonight and I could not be more excited!…

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