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Getting ready for the holidays, for me, means trying to do as many things in advance as possible.
Icebox cookies are a great option for planning ahead. You can make this dough and keep it in the refrigerator and bake as needed, freeze the dough and then bake as needed, or you can do what I’m doing which is bake them, and then freeze them.
This is a simple cookie as far as flavor goes, but they look all fancy and stuff. There is no reason you couldn’t frost these and jazz them up a bit if you want, but honestly they are just great on their own. Delicious chocolate and vanilla flavor, crispy cookie, thin and relatively small makes them a perfect cookie to dress up the holidays!
Recipe by Bakerita
On our recent trip to Massachusetts, my family and I went to Plymouth Plantation and had the best time! After our long day we ended up in the cafeteria where they had this delicious Succotash Stew, and when we got home I went right to work trying to replicate it. I think I did a pretty good job. The only difference between theirs and mine was that they had pieces of ham in theirs. I might have added that if I had any on hand. But we loved it just the same. Feel free to change-up the vegetables to whatever you have, and add meat too. I don’t think you can go wrong with just winging it. I think they key flavors came from the Old Bay seasoning and the dried Thyme.
I love recipes that you can make your own and this is one of them. Add more or less of whatever you like (or don’t like). This is a great warm and cozy meal for the chilly nights ahead. Enjoy!
Recipe from Alissamay’s kitchen
Being that it’s fall now, and cooler whether has finally come to the Carolina’s, I’m celebrating with my first pumpkin recipe of the year.
Can I tell you a secret? I’m not overly fond of pumpkin recipes. I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie. I would never order a pumpkin latte from Starbucks. Pumpkin cheesecake doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’m pretty picky about what I want my pumpkin flavor to be in. Pumpkin bread is one of them, I love it. I don’t love it all the time, just fall. Yeah, I’m weird.
This recipe is labeled “The Best” by the author, and I do agree. It’s the best I’ve had so far. Moist (I know some of you just love that word), flavorful, perfect for fall. I’ll probably only make this recipe 10 more times this fall/winter. 🙂
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel
So, in the interest of better health, we’ve been trying to eat vegan a couple of nights a week, and vegetarian most of the other time. It’s actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. So, in case you’re not familiar with eating vegan or know what it is, I’ll try to summarize. Vegan is not eating any food that comes from an animal. Obviously that’s meat, but its also dairy, eggs, honey and so on. It’s not for everyone, but it has made us feel better. And I should mention, we’re not “hard-core” about it. We have try to stick with at least a vegetarian diet, a couple days vegan and maybe 1 meal with meat. We might get to be full time vegans, but for now its baby steps.
Anyway, I was glad to find this recipe which can sort of replace a meatloaf. I love trying new recipes so this was great. Made from lentils and oatmeal and veggies, its got lots of yummy protein and flavor. Clearly, this isn’t going to taste like meat-meatloaf but I still found it delicious and so did my carnivore loving husband. The texture is great, as it does maintain it’s shape when cut. And you can feel good about having seconds. I loved the glaze over the top, in fact I went back and made extra just to use as a dip. This was a very substantial meal that didn’t leave us one bit hungry or unsatisfied. A must try!
Recipe from The Simple Veganista
The weather is finally getting cooler, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I might be in the minority but Southern summers are a long drawn out thing and I always welcome cooler weather. Fall is also my favorite time of the year, so bring it on!
This creamy tortellini soup was perfect and easy. Slow cooker recipes are a must for me, all year long. It makes weekdays so much easier. I homeschool and if I can just prepare a recipe in the morning and then forget about it until dinner time, my day is much more pleasant.
I loved this recipe because I love both tortellini and sausage which are the prominent flavors. Chunks of veggies and a creamy base don’t hurt either. My house smelled amazing all day long. It was also a nice change up from the usual soups that I make which tend to be broth based. This would be great for a fall party or a for a house full of guests as it does make quite a bit. Delicious!
Recipe from CafeDelites
Have you noticed I like fruity drinks? I mean, I’m loving all the recipes I’m seeing for mules lately. I’m sort of in love with Ginger Beer. I’m also sort of in love with these copper mule mugs. In summary, I’m loving this drink.
I do live in the south, so liking peaches is sort of a requirement. I’m totally making that up, but living here and liking peaches is much more convenient. You know what’s also convenient? Going to any store, any time of the year and just buying peach juice. I mean, really, does it even get easier than that? So, making this drink can happen at any time of the year, but summer is probably best.
It’s sort of hard to describe the taste but I’ll give it a try. The peach flavor is not super strong, it sort of blends in with the other flavors. Ginger beer (not ginger ale) is sort of spicy and pairs nicely with the peach. The is lemon juice cuts through the sweetness a bit and the carbonation of the ginger beer is a great texture here. The ginger beer is unique and if you’ve never had it and aren’t opposed to trying new things, I recommend it. I got mine at Target, in the wine isle. They are sold in a 4-pack of cans or a glass bottle. This is a refreshing drink that is great when its hot out. I loved it and can’t wait to try more mule recipes while it’s still summer!
Recipe by Simplyorangejuice.com
Sometimes, you just want a cinnamon roll. But usually, I haven’t thought about it far enough in advance to actually make them. So a quick search of Pinterest usually fixes the problem, this is a perfect example of that.
My daughter loved this cake, and I only mention that because my daughter is super picky and doesn’t love very many things I make. I used to be really sad over that, now I just expect it. Haha, I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem.
We all loved this cake however, it tastes like a cinnamon roll so how could we not? The cake itself is moist and swirls of the cinnamon topping add depth of flavor, color and texture. Then, you drizzle glaze over all that deliciousness and you get….devine. Seriously. This is a quick way to get that cinnamon roll flavor without actually having to make cinnamon rolls. Loved it!
Recipe by Cakescottage.com