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Green Bean Casserole

The humble green bean casserole has always  been a popular Thanksgiving side dish. Did you know that more than 40 million  Americans will be making it this year? Why just make it at Thanksgiving? There are  so many other soft foods that day that I  prefer a sauted green beans almondine  or roasted brussels sprouts.  I like it much better throughout the yearwith …

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Pumpkin Cobbler ~ That Other Pumpkin Dessert

This may just replace your regular pumpkin pie at your next holiday dinner.  It’s not a pie and it’s not a cake. It’s the other pumpkin dessert.  Pumpkin cobbler…or crunch when topped  with chopped pecans or walnuts.  It’s warm and comforting.  It uses regular pumpkin pie ingredients, with  the addition of yellow cake mix and melted butter for the streusel topping. It’s easier …

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Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast

 Fall? Hello, Fall? Where are you?! Why are you torturing me with 90 degrees still? It’s not very nice when I want to bake all of these yummy fall dishes. So I bake them anyway:)  This casserole will change breakfast for you. Making breakfast before bed and then just popping it in the oven in the morning…YES PLEASE! I’m always …

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Easter Treats

Peeps Rice Krispy Squares These are such a fun way to celebrate Easter! We made them for Camryn’s class and they all went crazy. And they aren’t hard to make! Such a fun, colorful way to make Easter a little bit more fun for the kids. You can find the recipe here. I just added melted white chocolate to the …

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The Easiest Cranberry Sauce

This is so easy and yummy you’ll never serve that canned stuff again.   Just 2 ingredients: cranberries and sugar.  Put the cranberries in an ungreased casserole.  Sprinkle the sugar on top but don’t stir.  Bake @350º for 30-35 minutes. Stir about 3 times while cooking. A delightful sauce recipe from  Susan Branch.  Good hot or cold.  The next day you can make… …

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Pumpkin Pecan Delight

One of my favorite desserts is Pecan Delight. The nuttiness of the crust with the creaminess of the puddings are the perfect combo. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a Fall version of that dessert? Well here it is!! Yummy pumpkin with real cream and a nutty crust…the perfect fall dessert. Enjoy Fall with this easy, creamy pumpkin dessert! …

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Pumpkin Roll Bars

In celebration of the start of Fall, I made this cake. It’s a play on a pumpkin roll, but so much easier. It’s so moist and delicious. It can be eaten by itself, or with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. I’ve kind of been obsessed with pumpkin lately, so there might be an influx of pumpkin desserts on here! …

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Andes Mint Cookies

This is a fun dessert to do with the kids for St. Patrick’s Day. They loved that they were green and Justin loved them cause they were mint. I love that these cookies don’t require a mixer and the butter is melted. I never like to stray from my favorite cookie recipe, but this was way too interesting to skip. …

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Valentines Day Pancakes

I wanted to make a special Valentines Breakfast for my family. So I went on the hunt for an EASY recipe. I knew I wanted Red Velvet, but didn’t want to make a whole “from scratch” thing. This was the perfect recipe! They are made using a box Red Velvet cake. They were SO fluffy, moist and delicious! I was …

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

This is one of the most amazing cakes I’ve ever made. Do you see how beautiful and FALL it is?! It’s so perfect for the season. I’m not going to lie, this is NOT a low fat, low calorie dessert:) But hey, it’s my philosophy that if you’re going to eat dessert, you need to eat it right. And this …

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