Classic Apple Pie

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. -Jane Austen Have you ever heard of the dessert shelf? This is something my friends and I used to joke about having in college. Essentially you can be stuffed to the brim from too much…

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“Halfway Homemade” Green Bean Casserole

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and the stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which comes from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which comes from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green bean casserole; and of…

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The Best 45-Minute Holiday Dinner Rolls

If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter. -Jacques Pepin Raise your hand if your Thanksgiving feast isn’t complete without soft buttery dinner rolls? You can’t see me, but my hand is raised HIGH! I FREAKING love dinner…

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Double Chocolate Snickers Brownies

Being a parent means knowing how to unwrap a Snickers without making a noise. -Unknown While I do not have children of my own yet, I have enough friends with children of their own to know how leftover halloween candy works. You either slowly steal…

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20-Minute Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup

There ain’t a body, be a mouse or a man, that ain’t made better by a little soup. -Kate DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux) Who else remembers reading The Tale of Despereaux when you were little? I was (and still am) a book fiend. My…

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Puppy Oatmeal Creme Pies

A man’s soul can be judges by the way he treats his dog. -Charles Doran I am pretty sure Ryan would be the first to agree, my dogs come before pretty much everyone and everything in life. I live for my two weirdos, so I…

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One Pot Mini Meatball Beef Stroganoff

Puberty for me was graduating from Thousand Island salad dressing to Caesar salads. It was like going from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef stroganoff, or from ice cream in a cone to creme brûlée. -Richard Simmons Just when you thought you couldn’t relate to…

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Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Mummies

Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, ‘Trick or Treat!’ -Rusty Fischer It is our final #TrickorTreatThursday! I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by, Halloween is next week & I don’t have a costume yet…but between the pumpkin spice trail mix, chocolate…

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