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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake — THE Dessert you have been looking for! (Part 1 of the “Busy Mom Approved” recipe series)


Okay friends, I am going to blast a few recipes out over the next week. There will be very lit­tle com­men­tary — not because they are not com­men­tary wor­thy, but because this mom­ma is full-up with life. These are TOO GOOD to them let slip away into my vault of recipes that nev­er make there way to the light of the blog!

You know these recipes must good, or else there is NO way I would stop and share. Maybe they will help bring a lit­tle “slow-down” to your days — so ready or not, here they come! Con­tin­ue read­ing

Oven Roasted Autumn Squash with Candied Bacon & Fresh Herbs ((another Sinkology recipe!!))

I have always loved Novem­ber, and when I say “loved” in mean LOVED! That con­stant chill in the air, the per­fect bal­ance between days with bright blue skies and gray, dark cloudy skies, an end­less string of sweater weath­er and then there is the food. Those fam­i­ly recipe favorites don’t appear near­ly enough through­out the year, but in Novem­ber — they come back in all of their delec­table, com­fort­ing glo­ry. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Oven Roasted ((Brown-Sugared)) Butternut Squash with Bacon and Fresh Herbs

If all sides were judged sole­ly for appear­ance, this one would be the all around win­ner. I mean real­ly, can there BE a pret­ti­er side dish ((said in the best Chan­dler Bing voice ever)). The col­or of the herb sea­soned but­ter­nut squash, coat­ed in a light brown sug­ar crust & adorned with beau­ti­ful crispy bright red bits of sweet and salty can­died apple­wood smoked bacon — this dish SCREAMS “Serve me at your Thanks­giv­ing AND Christ­mas Feasts!! ((please))”. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Pecan Fingers — A vintage recipe that earned “Keeper” status decades ago!

A few weeks ago, mom cook­ie pie bars made these for the Schuer­mann Fam­i­ly. She made them because she knew they were one of Ken and Alice’s favorite. As I took the first bite, I remem­bered how deli­cious these treats are and thought to myself “Why haven’t I made these??”. That men­tal whis­per was quick­ly fol­lowed by a direc­tive: “You will be mak­ing these and shar­ing them with the world ((via Food for a Year — how­ev­er small that world may be)). Because, what the world needs now is this cook­ie bar per­fec­tion.”

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Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad

Well, mom told me it came from Laura’s mom — but since Laura’s mom is a mom and the cran­ber­ry sal­ad is so very sim­ple, I will still call it “Mom’s Sim­ple Cran­ber­ry Sal­ad”. But what you real­ly need to know, besides it’s sim­plic­i­ty and mom ori­gins, is that is tastes REALLY good! And — I bet at least one ingre­di­ent will sur­prise you!

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Dear Alice, and a recipe for Orange Candied Walnuts

Dear Alice,

A lit­tle bit over four weeks ago we were mak­ing plans. Look­ing through all of your cook­books and map­ping out our treats for Per­ry Christ­mas. The bread pud­ding with almond paste and rasp­ber­ry sauce has been one we have talked about for years, and true to form — we talked all about it again.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cake ((from a mix — a homemade mix))

I am telling you — this on hand home­made bulk cake mix is my new best friend. Not real­ly my BEST friend, but WOW I sure am enjoy­ing it! Have you tak­en the time to make pre-make this mix yet?? If not, it is not too late — sim­ply click this link to find out every­thing you need to know about mak­ing your own bulk cake mix.

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