October 23rd, 2014

Halloween Fun Favorites

Yikes – The Bewitching Hour is right around the corner.  If you’re still looking for last minute inspiration, we’ve updated our Halloween Favorites so we can help you brew up something special – whether it’s a treat to take to the little goblins at school, or grub for your ghoulish guests, you’re sure to find some spooktacular ideas from our fendish files to make this Halloween a real treat!


First, free printables for gifting:  school parties, hostess gifts, party favors, and tempting treats.

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October 21st, 2014

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins


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Blueberry Muffins are such a classic favorite.  They are wonderful hot out of the oven with butter melting on them, but they are also perfect to take for lunch or for a late-night or after-school snack.  And is there a better gift for welcoming new neighbors or as a special homemade gift?

These Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins are easy to put together, the key is browning the butter before you begin to give the muffins a richer, deeper flavor – perfect for fall.


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The butter only takes a few minutes, then you can mix these muffins

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October 17th, 2014

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

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How do you make a rich moist brownie even better?  Top it with creamy hazelnut cheesecake of course!  That’s right – Nutella Cheesecake Brownies.  {No worries – they are not hard! } These brownies are simple enough to make for the weekend, yet they are decadent enough to serve on your holiday buffet!


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Nutella Cheesecake Brownies


2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
8 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 13 ounce jar Nutella
1 1/4 cups butter, melted and cooled
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 325
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October 15th, 2014

Easy Crock Pot Jumbalaya

Easy Crock Pot Jumbalaya


Cooler fall weather renews my love for my crock pot!  I love knowing I can come home to a hot and delicious meal.  This Crock Pot Jumbalaya takes only a few minutes to put together and is overflowing with all kinds of good stuff- chicken, sausage, and shrimp, loaded with onions, peppers, celery and tomatoes – YUM, so much flavor in one bowl!  You can add a little or a lot more seasoning if you want to spice  things up more, or serve it with a bottle of your favorite hot sauce so everyone can adjust the heat themselves.

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October 10th, 2014

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

I originally shared this recipe on Cooking with Ruthie.

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There is just something about Caramel and Apples that makes me absolutely drool!  I love the combination of apples and caramel.  I also love Bundt Cakes, so  Caramel Apple Bundt Cake is perfect for me!  This long-time family favorite cake is so moist and is incredibly delicious.  It’s filled with fresh apples and spices, but as if that isn’t enough, it’s also topped with a creamy caramel frosting and sprinkled with nuts!


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One more great thing about this cake is that it gets more moist on

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