Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Halloween may be almost over, but we still have a few weeks left to enjoy our favorite pumpkin goodies before chocolate and peppermint take center stage. I couldn’t let fall go by without making some kind of pumpkin muffin, and when I saw … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Muffins, Pumpkin | 2 Comments

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

I’ll admit – I’ve never actually been to Chicago (aside from airport layovers), and therefore have never had authentic Chicago deep dish pizza. My husband, however, goes to Chicago a few times a year for seminars, and have sampled the … Continue reading

Posted in Freezer Friendly, Italian, Main Dish, Pizza | 4 Comments

Homemade Applesauce

Apple picking has been a yearly fall tradition that I’ve done since I was a young girl. Every fall, my family would go to a local orchard, pick a huge bag of apples, and sample fresh apple cider straight from the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Normally, I am not one to shy away from complicated desserts. I love to challenge myself in the kitchen, and tackle recipes that can take a lot of time (and a lot of dirty dishes) to make. One of my … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert | 1 Comment

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

Obviously, I have quite the obsession with pumpkin around this time of year, but let’s not forget that apples are bountiful this time of year as well! Nothing goes better with apples than a little caramel to dip them in. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Dips | 1 Comment

Steak Fajitas

I’ve mentioned this before, but Mexican isn’t my favorite type of food. This is unfortunate for my husband, as he loves all things Mexican. Being the good wife that I am, I decided to make him one of his favorite Mexican dishes … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Healthy, Main Dish, Mexican | 2 Comments

Crockpot Refried Beans

My husband is a huge fan of refried beans, so much that he insists on putting them on every kind of Mexican food that he eats. The poor man has never had homemade refried beans before, only because every recipe I found seemed somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in Beans and Legumes, Crockpot, Dips, Dressings and Condiments, Football Food, Freezer Friendly, Healthy, Mexican, Side Dishes | 4 Comments

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love grilled cheese, and I love chicken smothered in Buffalo sauce. The only logical answer? Combine the two into a fantastic buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich. You start by shredding chicken, and combine it with carrots, celery, and onion … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Typically, I associate all pumpkin goodies with some sort of fluffy cream cheese frosting.  This was until recently, when a craving for pumpkin cookies struck but alas, no cream cheese in my fridge. I was far too lazy to go … Continue reading

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas have been on my “to-try” list for a long time, and I finally recently got around to making them. If I knew how wonderful and easy they were to make, I would have tried them months ago! … Continue reading

Posted in Biscuts and Rolls, Bread, Freezer Friendly, Mexican | 3 Comments