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  • Sheet pan peppers and brats with grainy mustard

    German American Recipes for Octoberfest

    We’re tapping kegs and grilling up our brats ~ Octoberfest festivities have already started across the country, are you ready? Here are my favorite German American recipes so you can celebrate…

  • apple butter brandy meatballs in a small copper skillet

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs

    Apple Butter Brandy Meatballs ~ the name tells you all you need to know. These luscious meatballs are smothered in a sweet and tangy apple butter brandy sauce that will bring…

  • maple pecan pound cake, sliced

    Maple Pecan Pound Cake

    Maple Pecan Pound Cake is the ultimate fall quick bread, with layers and layers of rich, caramelized flavor from browned butter, maple syrup, toasted pecans, and brown sugar.…

  • A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

    Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

    My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store. The star of this fall salad is…

  • sliced beer bread

    Beer Bread Recipe (easy, no yeast!)

    My easy beer bread recipe is almost too good to be true. You’ll need just five ingredients, one bowl, and a minute or two to make it! This no yeast beer…

  • beet and wild rice salad topped with crumbled feta cheese

    Beet and Wild Rice Salad with Spiced Pecans

    My beet and wild rice salad with spiced pecans goes from packable lunch to holiday table without missing a beat! (Get it?) This superfood salad is not only super healthy, it’s…

  • taking a bite of a powdered sugar doughnut cake

    Powdered Sugar Doughnut Cake

    This powdered sugar doughnut cake is an easy little snack cake that takes its cue from everybody’s favorite childhood doughnut. The cakey texture, the perfect nutmeg flavor, and the thick layer…

  • Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly

    Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly is a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience. This pretty homemade hot pepper jelly makes the perfect easy appetizer…

  • Baked brats in sauerkraut

    Baked Brats in Caramelized Sauerkraut

    Baked brats in caramelized sauerkraut is a wonderfully easy sausage casserole that feeds the family on a cozy weeknight. It’ll satisfy an Octoberfest or game day crowd, too ~ you decide.…

  • Honeycrisp Apple Cake with fork

    Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake

    My delicious Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake starts with a moist cardamom cake paved with layer upon layer of thinly sliced Honeycrisp apples and topped with a buttery crumble. It’s the perfect…

  • egg roll bowl with crispy wontons

    Weeknight Egg Roll Bowls

    Egg roll bowls provide all the yummy, comforting flavors of your favorite egg rolls in a low carb, protein rich, veggie packed bowl. This easy dinner bowl recipe is a universal…

  • maple walnut cake, sliced

    Our Favorite Fall Maple Nut Recipes

    The lingering flavor of maple combined with toasty nuts like walnuts and pecans makes some of the most memorable treats of any season ~ move over pumpkin spice!…

  • smoked trout dip in a jar with Ritz crackers

    Smoked Trout Dip

    Smoked trout dip is a fabulous appetizer made with smoked fish, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and a few secret spices. This Florida style fish dip is so tasty I can’t…

  • Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

    Apple Cider Doughnut Cake is a warm cinnamon apple cake that tastes just like Fall’s iconic apple cider doughnuts. It’s basically everything you love about the season, baked up in a…

  • Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

    Pumpkin doughnut muffins are pillowy little pumpkin spice muffins coated in a crisp cinnamon sugar crust. This pumpkin doughnut remix is the best thing to happen to Fall since the PSL!…

  • Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

    Better than Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread (with cream cheese frosting!) is a new fall ritual. Imagine no waiting in line…no worry about getting the mangy looking slice at the back of the…

  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Hatch Chile Cornbread

    Hatch peppers reign supreme in the chile world, so make the most of them with this tender, moist Hatch Chile Cornbread — it’s an irresistible combination of sweet and heat! Hatch…

  • Three Sisters Soup in a cast iron pot

    Three Sisters Soup

    Three Sisters Soup is a delicious harvest soup made with the nourishing trio of corn, squash, and beans. This authentic Native American soup is a family favorite!…

  • a stack of zucchini brownies

    Moist Zucchini Brownies

    These zucchini brownies with chocolate chips are super delicious ~ shredded zucchini not only makes these brownies extra moist, it gives you an excuse to go in for seconds: we all…

  • Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto in a white bowl 5

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ this earthy risotto is one of my all time favorites for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic dinner by the fire. Wild mushrooms, dry…

  • peanut butter cookies, piled on a baking rack

    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

    These classic peanut butter cookies are the perfect cookie. Crunchy on the outside, chewy inside, with plenty of that peanutty flavor we all crave ~ this one bowl recipe is easy…

  • New York Style Crumb Cake

    Cardamom Crumb Cake

    Cardamom Crumb Cake is a moist pillowy New York style crumb cake that takes coffeecake to a whole new level with the subtle warmth of cardamom.…

  • Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta

    Lemon Basil Pasta is my kind of comfort food! Linguine lightly coated in a creamy lemon sauce, tossed with fresh basil, and served up in less than 30 minutes is a…

  • spiced peach muffin

    Spiced Peach Muffins

    Spiced peach muffins straddle the delicious culinary line between summer and fall. Juicy nuggets of fresh peach mingle with fall spices in these warm and cozy muffins.…

  • pouring creamy lemonade over ice

    Creamy Lemonade ~ better than TikTok’s!

    Creamy lemonade is an epic refresher made with zingy lemons and a touch of sweet cream whipped up right in your blender (no sweetened condensed milk in my uber fresh recipe)…

  • Dreamy Nutella Mousse Pie!

    My dreamy Nutella mousse pie with a fluffy chocolate hazelnut filling is nestled in a dark chocolate cookie crust. This easy icebox pie is irresistible!…

  • A jar of tomato jam with a small knife.

    Old Fashioned Tomato Jam

    Old fashioned tomato jam is sweet, spicy, piquant, savory, and utterly fabulous whether you devour it with cheese and crackers, or spread it on your favorite burger or sandwich. A tomato…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too? Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a fun summer hot dog bar, including homemade spicy…

  • Mediterranean roasted sheet pan salmon with tomatoes, olives, onion, and lemon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon

    Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon looks impressive but is so easy. This heart healthy meal is full of omega 3s, and topped with Mediterranean inspired ingredients. This is a 30 minute meal…