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Roasted Carrots with Thyme- Taste of Home Tuesday

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I've fallen into a bit of a rut when it comes to veggies.  Green beans and corn, corn and green beans.  I like lots of vegetables raw, but I'm trying to expand my base of cooked veggies.  I found this recipe in Taste of Home's Holidays & Celebrations cookbook.  This is the 3rd recipe I've tried, and they've all been winners. 

It really doesn't get much more simple than this.  I had baby carrots on hand, so that's what I used.  No fresh thyme at the grocery store this week, so I used dried. About halfway through, I gave the pan a shake to make sure nothing was sticking, but it was no problem. If I'd left them alone I would have gotten more of the nice caramelization on them.  They were great as a side to roasted chicken, and I'll be making them again for Thanksgiving.   Thank you so much to Deidre C. for sharing her recipe!

Fellow Volunteer Field Editor TammyCookBlogsBooks is serving up another great recipe this week, Spiced Squash Muffins, perfe…

Garbanzo Stuffed Mini Peppers- Taste of Home Tuesday

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I've been trying to eat a little bit healthier, and one of my biggest struggles has been game day.   Last week I talked about my Fall Special Delivery Box from Taste of Home, and I found this recipe in the included cookbook, Holidays & Celebrations.

I switched out parsley for the cilantro, I'm just not a fan.  I forgot to reserve some for garnish, and had to use dried for that.  I really liked the different textures of this, the crunchy peppers, the smooth chickpea mixture.  All the colors of the peppers make for a pretty plate too.  It's great that it can be prepared ahead, that way I can enjoy the game instead of being in the kitchen. Thank you so much to Christine H. for sharing her recipe!

Joining me this week for #TasteofHomeTuesday is Ellen from Family Around the Table.  She made Fresh Cranberry Muffins, and I'm really looking forward to giving those a try. Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit to Taste of Home? Follow this link and learn ho…

Taste of Fall Salad- Taste of Home Tuesday!

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I just love fun mail days!  And there's nothing more awesome than the arrival of a Special Delivery box from Taste of Home. They're offered four times a year, and each one comes packed with fun gadgets and tasty items, plus the trusted recipes that you expect from the Taste of Home family. Want to order your own Special Delivery box? Go check it out here, and receive free shipping with  the code FREESHIP!

Right away, I curled up with some hot apple cider and spent some time with the cookbook, Holidays and Celebrations. I've marked so many recipes to try!  First up on my to-do list was the Taste of Fall Salad.   I loved the glazed pecans, and the use of pear.  I tossed in a few dried cranberries because I had them on hand.  It made for a great side dish, and adding some grilled chicken made for an amazing dinner.

On Tuesdays, I like to share what my what my fellow Volunteer Field Editors have been making.  You have to go and check out TammyCookBlogBooks review of the Giant…

Ultimate Oreo Caramel Apples- Taste of Home Tuesday

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Happy Halloween!  Weather's been a bit nuts here in New England, rain, heavy winds. We were without power for quite a while on Monday, and I had to toss most of my treat plans out the window.  Luckily, these Ultimate Oreo Caramel Apples come together in no time at all, and in a pinch, you can melt the caramels and chocolate on a gas grill :) I bought the caramel bits this year, so much easier than having to unwrap and melt the bigger chunks. I had semi-sweet chocolate on hand, so that's what I used.   I also threw in some Halloween sprinkles to add a little more color. Caramel and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors, and these didn't disappoint! Thank you so much to Jennifer G for sharing her recipe!

On Tuesdays, I like to share what my fellow Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editors have been making. This week, TammyCookBlogsBooks is sharing her review of  Healthy Baked Oatmeal.  I can't wait to give that a try! Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit…

Maple Cream Coffee - Taste of Home Tuesday!

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The weather in New England has been absolutely amazing the last few weeks.  Mornings start off on the cooler side, and I've been enjoying my coffee on the patio, watching the leaves fall. Usually caramel is my flavor of choice in coffee, but when I saw this recipe from Taste of Home, I had to give it a try. Make sure to use real maple syrup, not pancake syrup! I'm usually a one cup drinker, but I went back for the second cup on this one :) 

Two more Volunteer Field Editors are sharing reviews this week, be sure to click on the links below to check them out! Amy's Cooking Adventures has Pumpkin Spice Waffles. They sound like just the thing for my patio breakfasts.  Never made from-scratch gravy before?  Tammy Cook Blogs Books made the Simple Turkey Gravy, and it looks fantastic!





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Maple Cream Coffee by reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Journal October-24-2017 Ingredients 3/4 cup half and half1/4 cup maple syrup1 1/4 cups brewed coffee1/4 cup whipped cream Instr…

Easy Cheesy Biscuits- Taste of Home Tuesday!

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Where does the time go?  I can't believe it's mid-October! I finally feel like I'm getting a handle on my fall schedule. The name of the game the last few months has been "easy." Freezer meals, quick-to-whip up side dishes. These biscuits are one of our new family favorites.  I omitted the crushed red pepper flakes, and used whole milk, it's what I have on hand. I used a large cookie scoop, and I got 12 nice sized biscuits.  They are fantastic with soup, stew, or even split with some sliced turkey and a smidge of cranberry sauce inside. 

So excited to be starting up Taste of Home Tuesday again!  This week, two fellow Volunteer Editors are serving up recipe reviews. I can't wait to try both!  Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit to Taste of Home? Follow this link and learn how! Want to apply to be a Volunteer Field Editor?  Check out the requirements and apply here!





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Easy Cheesy Biscuits by reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Jo…

Apple Chicken Stew #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.** A few years back, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone with an Apple Cider Beef Stew, and it was a huge hit.  Could I possibly do it again? I went back and forth between a chili and a stew several times before I finally chose the stew.  Things got a little hectic, the weather shifted on me, and suddenly I found myself, down to the wire, trying to get it together.  First, I totally missed the direction to peel the apples.  I don't mind though, it gives it a nice color.  I also missed that despite having a spice collection of ginormous proportions, I do not have caraway seeds. I used dried parsley, and made a note to start planning my herb garden for 2018. 
I loved this because it's comforting and filling, without being super heavy.  I ate it on a 90 degree day, which I would never do with most stews. I loved all the colors, and textures. Do keep an eye on the time, esp…

Apple Yeast Coffee Cake #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

Slowly, but surely, I am conquering my fear of yeast! I've had a copy of this recipe in my to-try binder for what seems like forever.   When I was planning my #AppleWeek out, I decided it was time to just do it.   I chose a relatively warm, no-plans-to-go-anywhere Saturday, and hoped for the best. The first rise went great, and I was cautiously optimistic.   So did the second, and I was dancing around the kitchen.  It baked up beautifully too.  Success! We all loved it, and I definitely will make it again using different pie filling flavors.


One of the cool products I got from our sponsors were these Levcups and Levoons from Dreamfarm. Aren't they the coolest? No more leveling with your finger or the back of a knife!



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Caramelized Apple Hand Pies #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

We drive 2 hours into Maine to visit a fast food chicken chain.  The main reason for that is the chicken, of course, but a close second to that is their amazing apple pies.  They still fry them, and then coat them in cinnamon sugar while they are still hot.  So, so good. I saw this recipe on the Taste of Home website, and I knew right away my guys would love them.

I used salted butter instead of salted, and I used a 4" biscuit cutter.  Be very, very careful not to overfill.  They will bust open and make a mess. I like parchment paper instead of greasing the sheets. I put the powdered sugar into a small paper bag. When the hand pies came out of the oven, I brushed them with the butter, and then dropped them into the bag, one at a time, and shook gently.

These went so fast, I had to make a second batch 2 days later!  Thank you so much to Edwina G. for sharing her recipe. I …

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad #AppleWeek

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There are days in September that even though the calendar says it's fall, the thermometer screams summer!  This recipe is perfect for those days.  Very little prep, very little grilling time.  . I made a lot of little modifications.  I don't do cilantro, so I used parsley. Someone drank the last of the OJ, so I used apple cider instead.   Due to nut allergies, I don't keep walnuts in the house, so I used sunflower seeds instead.  Pumpkin seeds would be awesome too!  I omitted the cheese.  You really just can't go wrong with this one.  For a more filling dish, use the same dressing on chicken and grill it too. Thank you so much to Paul S. for the recipe!

I just am amazed with all the great dishes the others have come up with this week, I thought I had a great collection of apple recipes going, but I'm adding to it like crazy!  Don't forget about enterin…