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This version of baked spaghetti is sure to tempt your taste buds. Filled with ground beef, spaghetti and a creamy blue cheese sauce, it’s definitely not your normal baked spaghetti!

Beef and Blue Cheese Baked Spaghetti - not your typical baked spaghetti, this version is packed with flavor!
 



I kind of feel like a scrooge. Here we are, just days before Thanksgiving, and I’m posting about spaghetti??

I’m not a scrooge. I promise. In fact, I think that Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite holiday. But for some reason, I just didn’t go crazy with the Thanksgiving recipes this year. And really, even though Thanksgiving dinner is probably the most important dinner of the year, there are still 364 other nights that we need dinner. And what we need when times are crazy and all we are thinking about is turkey and mashed potatoes, are easy dinner ideas. So I’m totally helping you out here!!
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My mom’s recipe for Crock Pot Corn Chowder – you can’t go wrong when it’s mom’s recipe!

Crock Pot Corn Chowder - My mom’s recipe for Corn Chowder - you can’t go wrong when it’s mom’s recipe!
 


Originally posted March 8, 2001 – this past week in Utah has been C-O-L-D. Gone are the nice fall afternoons, and instead, we are welcoming snow. We all know how I feel about cold weather, but the one shining light is that I can now eat soup 4 times a week and not feel bad about it. This Crock Pot Corn Chowder is so easy, and insanely delicious. It comes from my mom, so you know it has to be good!!

Growing up, I remember having the same probably 10-15 meals over and over.  I think we were on a 2 week rotation.  I don’t think I often complained, because I really love my mom’s cooking.  But I think she just cooked to survive – to keep our bellies full.  These days, I know she plays around a lot more in the kitchen.  But it still throws me off to find a recipe that she has written down that I haven’t tried.  But since I love my mom’s cooking, I always know if it has her name by it – I’m going to love it!!
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These Fudgy Biscoff Swirled Brownies are rich chocolate brownies topped with a ribbon of Biscoff making a decadent and irresistible brownie. Plus a review of The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook by Katrina Bahl.

Fudgy Biscoff Swirl Brownies - rich chocolate, fudgy brownies are topped with a Biscoff swirl for a decadent and irresistible brownie.
 



Do you have that one thing that you hide in the pantry – that one thing you can go to whenever you have a craving for something sweet? Maybe a handful of chocolate chips, a hidden package of Oreos, or a package of M&Ms.

Me? It’s Biscoff Spread.

If you know what Biscoff Spread is, you know what it is. If you don’t – you need to scoot yourself right to the grocery store and pick up a jar. And a spoon. Because up until recently, I thought that was the best way to eat it.
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This Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is made easy by using precooked, shredded chicken. A garlic parmesan sauce coats the chicken and homestyle noodles in this fast and comforting casserole.

This Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is made easy by using precooked, shredded chicken. A garlic parmesan sauce coats the chicken and homestyle noodles in this fast and comforting casserole.


I am going on 4 weeks of no car. 4 weeks, you guys. I never realized just how reliant I am on a car until I don’t have one anymore. Luckily, I’ve been able to get out a few times – even if it has just been 10pm runs to the grocery store. But I think my kids are getting cabin fever.

My daughter has school (and luckily rides the bus), so she hasn’t been that bad. But my boys? I think we are definitely in urgent need of an outing. Seriously – most days we don’t even have a reason to get out of our pajamas.

Luckily, next week the car will be back (with a brand new shiny transmission. Yeah, right before Christmas. Perfect timing, right?) I told my husband that I’m not making any plans for Tuesday and we are driving up and down the valley, doing everything and nothing, just because we can!
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Baked apples are topped with a mixture of steel cut oats and coconut in this easy apple crumble. Top it off with homemade whipped cream for an easy dessert that everyone will love.

Easy Apple Crumble with Oatmeal and Coconut - Baked apples are topped with a mixture of steel cut oats and coconut in this easy apple crumble.  Top it off with homemade whipped cream for an easy dessert that everyone will love.

I went through a phase awhile back where I watched Chopped pretty much every night. It was my routine – after the kids went to bed, I’d sit down to work with the tv set to Chopped in the background. I seriously hit a point where I think I had seen every single episode.

I got to a point where I felt like I knew Aaron, Alex, Amanda, Chris, Geoffrey, Maneet, Marc, Marcus and Scott. Yes – in my head, we are all good friends. (Except for the fact that I’d be scared to death to ever serve any of them any food!!)

So when I saw this new cookbook – My Perfect Pantry – from Geoffrey Zakarian, I knew I needed it.
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BBQ Bacon Stuffing Recipe

Are you a traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving? Or are you all about trying something new and different?

I think I lie somewhere in the middle. There are some things that must be at the Thanksgiving table. No ifs, ands or buts about it. My mom’s Cranberry Salad. And her mashed potatoes and gravy. And we have this fruit salad that originated on my mom’s side of the family that we call the Goodman Fruit Salad. It’s a must. Let’s not forget about pumpkin pie, as well. Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.

But there are a few things that while they are a must, I’m always open for something new. Something a little different. Like the turkey. While there must be a turkey, we don’t have a traditional recipe that we use every year. The same goes for stuffing.
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