fluffy fall spiced pancakes

Morning all! I hope everyone is having a rockin’ fall so far. I can’t believe Halloween is in ten days as I haven’t even done a dry run of my costume yet – EEK! This season has just been flying by, so when I realized I hadn’t made any fall-ish meals yet I decided to…

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slow cooker pot roast with gravy over egg noodles

Is anyone else super cranky about this unbearably hot heat wave we’re having in the Midwest? I had all of these wonderful Halloween + fall decorating plans for this weekend but it seems ridiculous to get sweaty while hanging my twinkly purple Halloween lights. Le sigh. So while I can’t quite fall it up outside,…

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texas style chili with sirloin roast and pablano peppers

It’s that time of year where all I want is meat, beer, and soups and stews that include meat and beer. HEY-O! So chili it is. I’m re-upping this recipe I posted almost three years ago because it’s one of my all time favorites, despite it being pretty labor intensive. I pinky-swear promise it’s totally…

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pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

These freaking cookies! They’re so good, I’ve made them twice this month. They’re full of delicious pumpkiny spices like cinnamon and cloves and the batter creates a crazy thick but super soft cookie. And don’t even get me started on that frosting…drool. These are a must-try before the season is over, so throw on some…

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roasted garlic pumpkin seeds

Most of those close to me know that Halloween is my favorite holiday. If I could eat pumpkin spiced everything, light apple cinnamon yankee candles, and watch scary movies all year round without being a total wack-a-doo, I would. I’m 33 years old and have only missed dressing up for Halloween once – that is…

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grandpa’s simple & delicious meatloaf

This is one of those recipes that I make when I need a little cheer-up via a familiar and comforting meal. This was originally my Grandpa’s recipe, and my mom made it pretty regularly, and now I’ve made it so many times I know the recipe by heart and never measure anything (but of course,…

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dave does dinner: braised short ribs with red wine

My dude is seriously not messing around. He recently came home with a lovely Le Creuset braising pan. Despite being stoked at the possibilities of braising ALL THE MEATS, I did have a little fear this lovely pan may find its place next to the tortilla warmer thingie and the quick marinating gadget that are…

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