Although this Maple Dijon Vinaigrette is fantastic any time of the year, it’s especially wonderful during the fall and winter months with cozy seasonal ingredients like toasted pecans and crisp apples.  Or simply toss with plain greens for a light, flavorful side dish.  It’s sweetened only with pure maple syrup and balanced with tangy apple…

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Caramel Corn is quintessential fall food and this recipe is quick, easy, and can be made in the microwave!  No candy thermometers or complicated instructions, just warm, buttery caramel coated bites.  Now there are generally 2 schools when it comes to caramel corn: those who like it warm and soft, and those who like it…

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Fall is in full-swing at our house, which means we are on the run pretty much every day of the week. To complicate things, my friend Kami and I committed that we wouldn’t eat fast food during the entire month of September, AND I MADE IT.  And I liked it so much that I still…

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So this recipe kind of took me by surprise. It was one of the first Fridays of the school year and I was tired. My oldest was going to a football game and we needed to eat early. I was going to the grocery store the next day, so we didn’t have a ton of things…

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It’s officially fall when you’ve made your first loaf of pumpkin bread!  I’ve made a lot of pumpkin bread recipes over the years and this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is my absolute favorite.  It uses 1 whole can of pumpkin, it makes 2 loaves, and it’s got some healthier ingredients in it, but you would…

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. . . . . . . . . Small batch cookies are my jam.  This recipe makes just 8-10 perfect little cookies and it’s a great project when you’re craving a warm, soft cookie but not craving a giant cooking project with tons of dishes and an hour of your time.  I also love…

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I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe, because the scribbled notes in my own recipe book say, “Uncle Joe’s Flank Steak.” Several years ago, I got this recipe from (surprise) my Uncle Joe, after eating it at a barbecue at their house and falling in love with it. However I hate it when recipe…

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So let me tell you about this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni. Sara and I were talking about how we wanted more Instant Pot one pot meals, easy weeknight dinners, all that. Since I wasn’t super comfortable with cooking pasta in the Instant Pot, I started reading all sorts of resources and stumbled into a cheeseburger…

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This autumn twist on traditional fruit pizza was inspired by you!  I shared our go-to recipe recently on Instagram and several people commented about different versions they had made, using things like oatmeal cookie or peanut butter cookie dough and that got me thinking.  How about a fall version?  This Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza sits…

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So almost exactly 10 years ago, I shared this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. To be completely honest, I don’t think I had made it or read that post in the 10 years since I had posted it, I just remembered that a) it was a lot of work, b) I really, really liked it, and…

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A few days ago, I overheard a gaggle of my favorite teenage girls discussing the foods their moms made best, the things that reminded them of home and family. Now granted, I’m in the South, but invariably, the favorites were macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, and chicken pot pie. Sara and I spent YEARS…

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Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts as we move into the cooler months. (Ha! I say “cool,” but really, we’ve just had the hottest 3 days of the year and I’ve reached that point where I think if I start making fall food and burning fall candles and wearing fall clothes, maybe I…

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