Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

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On Friday I saw the first snow of the season. To be honest, it was a little depressing because I know the cold weather is here to stay. Then I remembered that cold weather means hot chocolate, comfort food,...

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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One of my favorite things about pumpkin is that it can be used in such a variety of recipes. It’s wonderful in cookies and breads of course, but it’s also delicious in breakfast form – like in these pumpkin...

Works For Me Wednesday – Softening Butter

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This week’s Works for Me Wednesday tip is a simple little tip that has revolutionized my baking. Now maybe everybody else already knows this, but up until a few years ago I had no idea how easy this was – and...

Carrot Parsnip Soup

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To be honest, I was a little hesitant to share this soup with you. I mean, really….carrot and parsnip soup? Does that even sound appealing?  And has anyone out there ever even eaten a parsnip?  But in the end...

Black Magic Cream Filled Cupcakes

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I feel like I’ve been missing out when I look at all the cute halloween recipes showing up on my favorite blogs. For some reason, I just don’t normally bake halloween specific things. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been very good...

Works for Me Wednesday – Homemade Chicken Broth

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I think I’m going to start counting how many times I write about how much I love to eat soup in the cold weather. What can I say – I tend to talk about what I like. One thing...

Pumpkin Bread

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Are you tired of pumpkin yet? I hope not, because I’ve got a few more recipes to share with you. Since pumpkin recipes are really only appropriate a few months out of the year, I’ve got to squeeze them all...

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone

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The days are getting cooler, we added an extra blanket to the bed, and we’ve even turned the heat on once or twice. You know what that means. Soup weather is officially here! One of the reasons I look...

Tale of a KitchenAid – WFMW

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This weeks Works For Me Wednesday post is a little different than usual. It’s more of a “this didn’t work for me” post. Or even a “don’t let this happen to you” post. And it’s in story form. It...

Apple and Cheddar Scones

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I’ve got a “to make” recipe list that includes at least 50 recipes. I’m always adding to it, and as I’m planning meals and baked goods for the week, I always refer to that list first. If often takes awhile...