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    The Only Cookbook You’ll Need!

    Best Cookbook and Maybe The Only One You’ll Need! As we approach the holidays, food becomes very important to us. Many are asked to bring a food dish to family and friends events. What to bring can be a stressful thought process. Though it needn’t be. You’ll find lots of easy to make side dishes and desserts in the Betty Crocker Cookbook (the Best Cookbook to have on your kitchen shelf). I also subscribe to their recipes newsletter. Today’s newsletter lists some easy to make desserts. https://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/holidays/impossibly-easy-thanksgiving-pies I like the second one – Impossibly Easy French Apple Pie. Total Yum! Warm desserts that invite a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream are…

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    Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    Make Up Batches of This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe For Holidays! One of the best chocolate chip recipes is the Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies. Make up a batch or two and freeze for the holidays. When company calls to say that they’re on their way, take some out of the freezer and pop them in the oven for amazing baking smells throughout your house and a fun warm desert when they arrive. After all…who doesn’t like cookies? Be sure to order your own set of Wilton Non-Stick Cookie Baking Sheet Set now to get through the holidays. They’re our favorites!  

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    Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Glaze is one of the Best Fall Deserts!

    With the beginning of November, I begin craving fall deserts especially pumpkin everything! Pumpkin roll, pumpkin crunch, creamy pumpkin cheesecake (with ganache of course), pumpkin bread (I like to eat warm with cream cheese), and this amazing pumpkin bundt cake with glaze. Remember – baking is an exact science and such recipes do need to be followed. While it’s easy and encouraged to experiment with regular food prepping, not so with baking. If even one part of the recipe is off, it is likely to change the consistency or flavor of the end result. Here is my favorite pumpkin bundt cake recipe. For the best bundt pan, you’ll want the Cuisinart Nonstick Fluted…

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    Cheesiest Cauliflower Casserole

    Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole One of my favorite foodie newsletters is from Southern Living. I adore their newsletters, most have easy to prepare recipes and often are themed such as fall recipes, appetizers, etc. Plus they also include ideas for making your front porch or front door welcoming for the season. It’s filled with so many great things that are such fun to read even if you don’t implement them or prepare the recipes. Tasty pictures of each recipe! Love it! In this link to the Southern Living website, it’s to a cheesy cauliflower casserole (I love cheese and cauliflower – they go great together.) Be sure to subscribe to Southern…

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    Easy to Make Salad – Right out of your pantry!

    This is one of my favorite hot weather quick meals. It’s perfect as a stand alone salad. light lunch or as a side dish to something like fish or chicken. Finding ways to pull together meals from my pantry is challenging and fun. In this dish, I use the following: 1 can quartered artichokes 1 can Niblets (no salt) corn 1 can black beans (no salt) 1 can whole green beans (no salt) About 1/2 of a purple onion chopped into small pieces Rice wine vinegar Olive oil Salt Pepper Basil Open each of the canned veggies and drain all the water out. Then, empty into a medium size storage…

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    Easy to Make Chili

    Even though fall is on its way, these September days are still scorching.  No matter the outside temps, I still love to make a pot of chili. It’s great for next day lunches and can be frozen in zippy bags, too. You’ll need: 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion (I prefer yellow) 2 (28 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes Chili Powder Cayenne Powder Garlic Powder Salt Pepper   Chop the onion in small bit and sauté in a large pot (I like my Calphalon pot) adding in the ground beef. Stirring the mixture until beef is lightly cooked. Mix in both cans of tomatoes. When it comes to the powders,…

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    Quick and Easy to Make Salmon Dinner

    I made salmon for dinner this evening! Simple and quick to make…probably took about 20 to 25 minutes total for dinner on the table. It was a dinner for 2 so we had 2 salmon filets and a bag of veggies that were in the produce section (had broccolini/carrots/green beans). Grabbing my grill bottom cast iron skillet from the drawer, I put it on the stove and turned the heat on medium high (gas stove). I unwrapped the salmon filets and placed them skin side down on my food prep tray, but you can use a plate or cutting board. Got seasonings and ghee (clarified butter) out of the cabinet. Seasoned the…