Baked Acorn Squash, baked squash halves with melted butter and brown sugar in center. Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar

Posted on Nov 6, 2018
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Easy baked acorn squash, with butter and brown sugar, perfect for fall and the holidays. One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is the changing seasonal vegetables, like winter squash.  Acorn squash, and other varieties, are so good baked in the oven with a little butter and brown sugar.  So simple and so …

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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, close up sliced over orzo with sauce and garlic. Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Posted on Oct 31, 2018
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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, just three ingredients for the best pot roast ever ~ in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or braised in the oven.    Few things make me happier than cooking something with a few ingredients that turns out beyond all expectations, just really spectacular.  That’s how I feel about …

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Sausage, Apple, Sauerkraut and Potato Skillet

Posted on Oct 23, 2018
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Sausage, Apple, Sauerkraut and Potato Skillet ~ German sausages with apples, onion, sauerkraut and potatoes in one skillet on the stovetop, perfect for celebrating Oktoberfest and the fall season! After months of sweltering St. Louis heat, I’m always so relieved when fall arrives.  This year it’s a little late in getting here, but there’s finally …

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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon, close up on plate of two baked pieces Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon ~ sweet and spicy glazed salmon, so easy and on the table in 20 minutes! Salmon for dinner at home is a weekly goal of mine, for health reasons and all that.  And all I need for motivation is for it to be easy.  I mean really easy.  Nothing complicated, especially …

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Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding

Posted on Sep 20, 2018

Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding ~ the iconic NYC bakery’s famous banana pudding is creamy, dreamy, fluffy and so easy to make at home with simple ingredients! I have three daughters, two of which attended college in New York City.  I’m pretty sure the first thing they both discovered was Magnolia Bakery.  At the time, the …

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Bread and Butter Pickles, finished pickles in canning jars Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

Posted on Sep 16, 2018

Bread and Butter Pickles, sweet and tangy, my favorite pickle canning recipe to capture summer in a jar. These are the best! This is the summer I tried my hand at pickling.  I love it.  I’m hooked.  Just opened a jar of the bread and butter pickles I made and oh…my…god.  Outrageously good!  And I …

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Peach Pie, piece on serving knife pulling out of baked pie. Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Posted on Sep 5, 2018

Homemade peach pie made with seasonal, fresh peaches and a perfectly flaky, crispy crust made with lard and butter.  This is the quintessential summer fruit pie! Summer peach season is in full swing.  I’ve been having a blast with peaches this year.  Peach bellinis, grilled peaches and peach pie.  I’ve made peach pie twice so …

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No Work Chicken thighs in baking dish No Work Chicken

No Work Chicken

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

No Work Chicken ~ just marinate and bake.  Use boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, marinate in a delicious honey-soy-curry sauce for an easy and delicious weeknight chicken dinner. This post has recently been updated to make with bone-in chicken thighs, as well as with boneless chicken breasts. The past month and a half have …

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Fresh Blackberry Crisp in baking dish with ice cream and spoon. Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Fresh Blackberry Crisp

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

Fresh blackberry crisp made with just-picked blackberries from the farm ~ the best summer dessert, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, of course! I absolutely love fresh berries in the summer and if they’re local, even better.  Just so fresh and bursting with flavor.  The farm near my house has blackberries you can pick, …

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Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto in large skillet Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

Posted on Jul 9, 2018
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Pappardelle pasta in a creamy lemon sauce with asparagus, artichokes and prosciutto. With spring comes fresh asparagus, and all the ways I can think of to use it before it disappears.  On the grill, sautéed, steamed, in risotto ~ we love the stuff.  And this year, I made a creamy, dreamy pappardelle pasta with lemon, asparagus, …

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