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Monday, November 11, 2019

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispie Bars

Rice krispie treats are taken to the next level with a load of chocolate and peanut butter. These babies are rich, delicious, no bake and easy to make!


close up of peanut butter and chocolate rice krispie treat bars



Classic rice krispie treats are given the one two flavor punch of peanut butter and chocolate. There isn't just a little in there, this is full on flavor. You are going to love this tasty twist on the classic cereal bar!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Our Favorite Winter Squash Recipes

All of the varieties of winter squash are wonderful in their own way. Here is a collection of some our favorite recipes featuring the bounty of fall and winter squash.

collage of winter squash recipes


      Hard squash are a perfect way to extend the harvest for weeks and months past the first frost. They are delicious and versatile vegetables that can be made into everything from soups to desserts. Here are some of our favorite recipes using butternut, acorn, delicata squash and more.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Simplified Runzas {or Bierocks}

Soft butter bread stuffed with ground beef, cabbage and cheese make runzas delicious. This simplified recipe also makes them a lot quicker and easier!

close up of hand holding half of a runza with cabbage and ground beef filling showing


       Runzas, or bierocks, are a delicious stuffed bun style sandwich native to Nebraska.  This recipe uses a few shortcuts that make them much easier to make. You can use this as a base recipe and make any variation you can dream of!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Pumpkin Roll Baked Oatmeal

Soft and delicious pumpkin baked oatmeal with a maple cream cheese swirl. This is a hearty fall breakfast that is packed with the good stuff and will remind you of your favorite pumpkin roll cake.

first piece of pumpkin roll baked oatmeal being lifted out of pan


     Have you been searching for a fabulous warm and filling breakfast? Look no further! Baked oatmeal loaded with pumpkin and a hint of spice is a good start. Add a swirl of maple sweetened cream cheese to make it a pumpkin roll inspired masterpiece.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How to Roast a Chicken in a Dutch Oven

Your enameled dutch oven is the perfect vessel for roasting a whole chicken. The results of juicy, succulent and taste like it just came off the rotisserie.

whole roasted chicken in an enameled cast iron dutch oven


      Whole roasted chicken is one of those meals that feels special, but is really super simple to make. This recipe uses a enameled cast iron dutch oven to help the chicken stay super juicy and delicious.  Once you get the basic recipe down, you can change up the seasoning to get a variety of results.  This is a recipe you will keep coming back to year after year.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Southern Pecan Pralines

Pralines are a southern candy loaded with pecan goodness. This recipe combines the old fashioned molasses version with the newer sugar recipes and gets the best of both worlds

I was given a copy of Toni Tipton-Marton's Jubilee by Clarkson Potter Publishers. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

pile of southern pecan pralines with a molasses twist on a plate


      Making your own caramel-ly pralines is not as difficult as you'd think.  This recipe combines old world roots with new world conveniences.  It is a perfect way to highlight pecans and are perfect enjoyed on their own.  The are also great chopped into pieces and served as a topping on other recipes. Make extra so you can have some for each.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tasty Recipes for Your Enameled Dutch Oven

Do you have a pretty new dutch oven just itching to be used, but no idea what to do with it? Don't worry, here are some great ideas to get you started on your dutch oven loving journey!



      Dutch ovens are super versatile.  You can bake, fry, braise, brown, boil and more in them.  That makes them super wonderful, but it can also be overwhelming to know where to start.  Here are a variety of great recipes that are perfect ways to get using your enameled cast iron beauty.  Try a few and you'll be ready to use your dutch oven every night!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These dark and delicious mocha chocolate chunk cookies are full of chocolate and coffee flavor.  Your favorite baristas are going to miss you when you start eating your mocha instead!

close stack of mocha chocolate chunk cookies with chunks of chocolate and coffee beans scattered around


        Soft and not too sweet, these cookies are laced with espresso and chocolate chunks. They are like a coffeehouse favorite in cookie form. They are a perfect snack to get you over the afternoon hump or perfect dessert that caters to the adults in the room.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Honey and Pear Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Instant Pot

Deliciously hearty steel cut oatmeal flavored with pears, honey and cinnamon is a perfect way to start the day. Make it in a pressure cooker for a quicker and easier hands off breakfast.

close bowl of honey pear steel cut oats with fresh pear slices in front of instant pot


      They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is hard to devote busy morning time to making it. You can win the breakfast rat race by making this fabulous honey and pear steel cut oatmeal in your instant pot. It cooks while you get ready and a hot and nutritious breakfast will be waiting for you in the end.  It is a fabulous way to start the day!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sweet Potato Side Dishes for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Sweet potatoes can be made into so many different side dishes.  Here is a collection of recipes that are perfect not only for Thanksgiving, but for any dinner menu. 

collage of sweet potato side dishes


    Sweet potatoes are a versatile ingredient that can be made into so many things. They are a staple on many Thanksgiving tables, but they don't have to be limited to the holiday table.  Here are great recipes that turn our favorite orange vegetable into fabulous side dishes that we will want to have time and again.