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Slow Cooker Gumbo

No Comments | Written on October 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Enjoy a taste of the south, with the ease and convenience of a slow cooker!

I love to make this Slow Cooker Gumbo with spicy andouille sausage.   It feels like a trip to New Orleans without leaving home!

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Crock Pot Chicken Chili

No Comments | Written on October 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Yesterday, I told you about a great time-saving technique when it comes to making meals in the crock-pot.  Today I have a recipe that works perfectly with this prep, label and freeze strategy.

You will love how easy it is to simply thaw and cook this “Three Bean White Chicken Chili!”

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Easy Crockpot Solutions

1 Comment | Written on October 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Get ready….because Crock-Pot cooking is about to get even easier!

All week long I am going to share with you some new and exciting slow cooker recipes.  Today I wanted to kick things off with easy crockpot solutions that will revolutionize how you look at preparing meals in your favorite countertop appliance.

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Sriracha Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

No Comments | Written on October 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ready to start carving pumpkins?  Whatever you do, don’t throw away those seeds!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the greatest October treats.

Today I decided to spice things up a bit and make my pumpkin seed snack with a bit of sriracha.

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10 Recipes with Pumpkin

No Comments | Written on October 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today we have for you 10 uniquely delicious ways to use the star of the season – Pumpkin!  There are desserts, but there is also a stellar recipe for chili, breakfast ideas and even a pumpkin pizza.

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Sea Salt and Rosemary Spiced Walnuts

No Comments | Written on October 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Before you know it, holiday party season will be here!  Don’t arrive to an event empty handed – bring a homemade and thoughtful hostess gift.  These “Sea Salt and Rosemary Spiced Walnuts” are easy to make and are sure to impress.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

No Comments | Written on October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

These adorable cupcakes look like a pumpkin from the outside, and taste like pumpkin on the inside!  They are so moist and delicious, no one will know you made them with a mix.

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Eggplant and Couscous Salad

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Looking for a lovely light lunch that is ready to enjoy in minutes?  This “Eggplant and Couscous Salad” is an easy and healthy choice!

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Top 10 Candy Recipes

No Comments | Written on October 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

October is here – one of the sweetest months of the year!

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to share with you my Top 10 Candy Recipes.  Some of these recipes are homemade candies and confections, while others utilize your favorite candies in the dish.

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Cashew Brittle

No Comments | Written on October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The minute the calendar turns to October, my mind turns to candy!   I have always found making homemade candies and confections exciting because it feels like science meets cooking.   All that stirring and watching the thermometer carefully – it brings out my inner chemistry geek!

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