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Reese’s Pieces No Fail Fudge

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In just a few short minutes {no candy thermometer needed!} you can have this Reese's Pieces No Fail Fudge chilling and ready to go! You know what I'm doing today? Completely destroying my diet - and maybe yours, too, if you decide to make this super duper easy Reese's Pieces No Fail Fudge. When I say no fail - that's just what I mean. There's no candy thermometer involved here, no bringing the candy mixture to a certain temperature. None of those pesky candy-making tools.  We're just stirring a few ingredients together and letting them simmer for about 5 minutes.  The hardest part … {click for more...}



Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup combines all of your favorite chicken enchilada flavors: Tex-Mex spiced chicken, sauteed peppers and onions, and lots of gooey cheese - without all the fuss!

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup combines all of your favorite chicken enchilada flavors: Tex-Mex spiced chicken, sauteed peppers and onions, and lots of gooey cheese - without all the fuss!  Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker, and in just a few hours you'll have a comforting, hearty dinner on the table. There is nothing I like better than hearty soups in the fall - unless it's a hearty soup that requires basically no effort on my part and is ready and waiting for me when I get home from work. A soup like this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup. It's no secret … {click for more...}



Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Surprisingly easy to make and truly delicious, this Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is the ultimate in fall dessert decadence! Believe me, you'll want this cake on your holiday table!

Surprisingly easy to make and truly delicious, this Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is the ultimate in fall dessert decadence!  Believe me, you'll want this cake on your holiday table! So, I'm probably the last blogger in the big, bad internet world to taste a gooey butter cake.  I'd heard of them, sure, but it was sort of like the poke cake - I didn't quite get what all of the fuss was until I tried it. Now I'm worried that there's no going back; that I'm going to be trying a different flavor of gooey butter cake every week and eating my way to a gazillion pounds.  Maybe not a bad way to … {click for more...}



Sugar Cream Pie

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Sugar Cream Pie is sweet and creamy and is accented with the rich flavors of vanilla and nutmeg.  It's the perfect fall pie, and it is so easy to make! Sugar Cream Pie: also known as Hoosier Pie. Also known as Saturday Night Pie. And also known as Crazy Good Pie. Actually, this pie is most commonly known as Hoosier Pie, because it's the state pie of Indiana. Less well-known is my grandfather's name for it: Saturday Night Pie.  My mom tells me that's what her father's family called it when he was growing up.  My great-grandmother made a lot of fruit pies, and with the … {click for more...}



Salted Caramel Apple Cider

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This Salted Caramel Apple Cider is the perfect way to warm up on cool fall nights.  With just a few ingredients and 10 minutes, you'll be sipping your way to fall flavors in no time! I'm typically a coffee drinker.  Ask anyone who's within a 50-foot radius of me in the mornings.  Until I get that first hit of early morning joe, it's pretty much a wise idea to keep your distance. But when fall rolls around, you can usually find me drinking warm mugs of one beverage or another all day long.  And since I don't like drinking high-octane caffeine in the evenings, I often switch to … {click for more...}



Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

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With a blend of chocolate, pumpkin, and fall spices, this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a must for your fall baking list! You guys.  You guys.  If you're a pumpkin bread fan, you've got to make this bread.  I mean, you really, seriously, have to make it {and then bring me a loaf, please}. No lie, I've made this bread twice in the last week.  The first time I made it, I scarfed down nearly half the loaf completely on my own in just a couple of days.  Then, because I was disgusted with myself for eating so much of it, I packed up the second half and sent it home with my … {click for more...}



Gooey and Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip

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This Gooey and Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip comes together in less than 30 minutes and is the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer! I made this Gooey and Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip last Sunday while we were watching the Chiefs play Miami.  Dip + Sunday afternoon football is a must, yes? ;-) When I asked the Tall Boy what I should call this dip, his answer {as his mouth was stuffed full} was, "Mmmmmm...BACON." I can't say that I blame him.  Bacon is pretty much the bomb on its own.  But paired with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and sour cream and then slathered on French bread slices -- well, it … {click for more...}



Ham and Cheese Egg Bake

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This Ham and Cheese Egg bake is super simple to make, is light and fluffy, and is great for entertaining or just a lazy Sunday brunch.  Try different combinations of breakfast meats, cheeses and veggies depending our your family's tastes. Last weekend we had a long {long} weekend, and by the time Sunday morning rolled around, I was exhausted.  We left Thursday at lunchtime to head to my college alma mater for ESPN game day {tailgating + long football game = one tired me!}.  The next morning, we shuffled over to Kansas City to spend some time with my friend Chandra {of the lovely Plaid … {click for more...}



Easy Speedy Taco Bake

Need ideas for a quick and easy weeknight meal? This Easy Speedy Taco Bake is impossibly easy, and comes together in about 45 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Need ideas for a quick and easy weeknight meal?  This Easy Speedy Taco Bake is impossibly easy, and comes together in about 45 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand. So, I'm going to be really honest with you today. More days than not, we eat meals like this Easy Speedy Taco Bake for dinner.  Even though I spend most of my waking hours thinking about food, photographing food and/or blogging about food, the reality is that we're not eating gourmet meals at my house. First of all, we don't eat gourmet because whotheheck has time to eat like that?  I'm like most … {click for more...}



Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Making your own Spiced Pumpkin Butter is a snap, and you can do it for just a fraction of the cost of store-bought.

Making your own Spiced Pumpkin Butter is a snap, and you can do it for just a fraction of the cost of store-bought. It's wonderful spread on toast or muffins, or added to your coffee, hot chocolate, or oatmeal! I might have mentioned before how much I love Williams-Sonoma and all of their cooking gadgets and (un)necessities.  And this time of year, they sell a magnificent jarred pecan pumpkin butter.  But at the rate that I can consume it, I’d need a small loan to fund myself through the season.  Not only that, but I have this thing about making things from scratch. You know, that … {click for more...}