30 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Pumped for Fall

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Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins. This time of year, there are dozens of pumpkin products in stores & restaurants for us to enjoy. I love the way my home smells when I make pumpkin bread. What a wonderful, welcoming fragrance for any home!

I always pick up a few pumpkin products to enjoy but I also like making my own pumpkin goodies. Therefore, I am ALWAYS looking for new recipes that use pumpkin. How wonderful that Good Housekeeping offers, not just a few but 30 pumpkin recipes for all of us to try!

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? I invite you to share it with me & other women. It’s always fun to learn all the creative ways we use such a basic ingredient like pumpkin. Enjoy!

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Fresh Ideas for Classic Potato Salad

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Give an old classic a new twist with these recipes from BH&G.

Kick Off Summer with Memorial Day Desserts

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Sweeten up your Memorial Day menu with these recipes from Delish.

Mother’s Day Brunch

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with these incredible recipes from BH&G, including these Coconut Waffles.

Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

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BHG offers an incredible selection of chocolate cake recipes, something for everyone in your house or at your next party! Now, which one should I make first?

Pineapple Orange Salad

My grandmother made this salad for dinner guests. It is light & tasty. I LOVE it!

Gluten Free Recipes: Pizza Dough

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The response to the gluten-free Chicago style pizza I posted earlier today was great. I wanted to share this recipe for gluten-free pizza crust. It comes from the King Arthur Flour site. I love their products & knew they would have ideas for those needing gluten-free alternatives.

For the recipe, click HERE.

Is there a favorite dish or recipe you must avoid because of your gluten-free diet? Share it with me & I will look for a gluten-free alternative for you! good food! It’s just a Simple Joy!

40 Fresh New Ways to Cook with Spring Produce

Salt-and-Pepper Chicken with Spring Quinoa Pilaf

Winter is made for comfort food that is hearty & sometimes rich. However, when the weather turns warmer & Spring breezes in, it’s time to lighten up your family menu. One of the best ways to do this is by adding plenty of fresh produce to your recipes. Not sure how to begin? Country Living has so many Springtime recipes for you to try, you may never run out! Enjoy!

Spring Produce

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies