Pasta E Fagoli Soup

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This was a very hearty soup. It's very rare that I call a soup filling. Most of the time, whenever I make soup, I'm left still feeling hungry. Same goes with a salad.  Makes me want to chow down on a big bowl of chips after. You don't really even need a piece of bread with this one. I've wanted to make this soup before, but I always left this recipe to the side, because it had beans in it. I wasn't very fond of beans for the longest time, but now I don't  mind them at all. On to the p … [Read more...]

Homemade Twix Bars

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Look at the caramel layer, that's my most favorite part about these! I don't know why, but boiling sugar and milk in a pot scares me. I'm afraid of what the bottom of the pot will look like after the caramel/candy/cheese is at it's proper temperature. Sure enough, right when the the caramel mixture was starting to reach 275 degreesish, the bottom started burning. Not so much that it ruined the caramel though. If you put water in the pot right away the caramel mixture will come out … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Apple Butter

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I told yah, that I'd be posting some more crock pot recipes and here they are. I didn't lie to you all. ;) More to come too.  I don't know what went wrong with the crock pot apple butter recipe that I made last year?? I had  sticky/messy burnt apple goo stuck to my crock pot for the longest time and it was hard to get out. I was thinking that the recipe was wrong and there was no liquid. Nope... that wasn't it. This recipe didn't have any liquid in it either and I was surprised after it started c … [Read more...]

Perfect Pot Roast

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I can't believe how tender and good this pot roast was!  Every time I walked into the kitchen it smelled so good and it made my mouth water. Pair that with some apple butter cooking in the crock pot at the same time, and it smells like heaven. Two perfect things to make for a nice cool Fall day. The only thing I wished I would have done was turn the liquid in the pot into a thicker gravy.  It still tasted good over the mashed potatoes and beef. Next time... I'm also going to add in some more o … [Read more...]

Beer Bread

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Ever order  anything from Tastefully Simple before? I have and it's really expensive. The company has some really good products like their bacon bacon dip which goes really good on this beer bread. We like to call the company Tastefully Expensive in our house. They want almost $8.00 for just the beer bread mix. I guess that's what you get, when you want to pay the bucks for those brand name products. Making your own is so easy and the main ingredients are basically flour,  sugar, salt and b … [Read more...]

Homemade Applesauce

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We have a bountiful of apples this year. I even went to a beautiful apple orchard with a friend, and picked some. Our tree in our backyard is packed with them. I've already made some apple pie filling and an apple pie with the ones I've picked so far.  Tonight I made apple sauce. I sometimes buy those little cups of applesauce that you get in the store and eat them as a snack at work. I also remember getting them in my lunch bag at school. Now, they have all sorts of different … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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Fall season is when I start taking out the crock pot and start using it more. I sometimes will use it in the summer to make pulled chicken or pork. That's it.  Making some kind of stew or soup in the crock pot seems weird to me, during the summer. I don't know why people associate crock pots with Fall or pumpkin with Fall. I think that, you can cook with your crock pot any time of year. In the summer time it's great, because you don't have to heat up your stove. I'm going to try and feature … [Read more...]

Fig-Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula

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I watched the Pioneer Woman make this on her show and I remember her saying that it was a girly type pizza. It definitely was and I loved it. The future husband took one bite of it, and said that he didn't like it. Bummer. The combination of flavors go really well together. She should sell this pizza to Pizza Hut or some other famous chain restaurant like Pizza Luce. I have to admit that the ingredients were kind of expensive to buy. The arugula was $3.49 a container, and the prosciutto was … [Read more...]