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Simple Cornbread Dressing--Easy, delicious, and best of all, you can make it a day ahead and simplify your holiday baking.

Simple Cornbread Dressing

  This is a picture of a personal triumph. I finally made cornbread dressing! I mean I finally made cornbread dressing that didn't go in the trash can. For years I hopelessly tried to make a dressing that is at least “close enough” to my mother-in-law’s cornbread dressing. She grew up in Alabama, where they make such dishes. I grew up in Maine... where they... don't. She's given me the recipe (one of those “some of this, a little of that” recipes) but I still couldn’t get it right. (When I say I've tried it for years I mean I tried it at Thanksgiving for three  years in a row. So, … Read More...

Easy Southwest Chicken Soup

Easy Southwest Chicken Soup

The thing about soup is that it's a "comfort food", which means, you sometimes just really need some soup. Not an hour from now, and most definitely not from a can. (Seriously, don't do that.)  But soup can take a while to cook. And, despite its humble … Read More...

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts

It's another one of my childhood memories, coming to you in the form of a recipe. If you love donuts and even if you don't love pumpkin, you'll love these pumpkin donuts! I choose to allow myself to believe that these delicious treats are healthy … Read More...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

   Need I say more?  Maybe this will help convince you. They're not difficult at all. Just don't be stingy with the frosting and you're golden. I grew up eating whoopie pies that my grandmother made. I'm pretty sure her freezer was never without … Read More...

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef with easy homemade barbecue sauce

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef

Just because you don't have much time to be in the kitchen, doesn't mean you can't have delicious, restaurant- quality meal! Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef is one of my favorite go-to meals when I need something easy but fabulous. It also makes a great meal … Read More...

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble Topping: easy and freezer-friendly www.EatBetterSpendLess.com

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

  Thanksgiving is this week, and our table would never be complete without Sweet Potato Casserole! (And at the risk of being called a food snob, there will be no marshmallows on my sweet potato casserole.) This Pecan Crumble Topping makes the whole … Read More...

Simplifying Thanksgiving: A Free Planner and Cookbook www.eatbetterspendless.com

Simplifying Thanksgiving: Free Planner/Cookbook

Do you need to simplify Thanksgiving?   If so I have  gift for you. (Keep reading, I'll be brief.) Through the years, our family has done Thanksgiving differently depending on where we were living at the time. Sometimes I’d cook for us and my whole … Read More...

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker (no peel) Mashed Potatoes

  Mashed potatoes. One of America's favorite comfort foods. The problem is, if you're in the mood for comfort food, you're probably not in the mood to peel a bunch of potatoes and do all that other tedious stuff it takes to make an amazing batch of … Read More...

Enchilada Quesadillas-Horizontal

Enchilada Quesadillas

May I confess something to you? Sometimes I'm jealous of my husband. You see, sometimes at work he gets to go out for a nice lunch. Usually while I sit home and eat peanut butter sandwiches or leftover spaghetti. (Which I do not like leftover.) But I … Read More...

The Best Homemade Pizza on the Planet--And you can freeze the dough!

The Best Homemade Pizza on the Planet

It's Friday, and that usually means homemade pizza in our house. (Unless it means Nachos, but it usually means pizza.) I've been anxious to share my pizza recipe with you. It's special to me because, well, there's the obvious part about it being the … Read More...

Bow-Tie Tuna Salad; a fun alternative to tuna sandwiches.

Bow-Tie Tuna Salad

Raise your hand if you're ready for some new lunch ideas. I know I am! We've gotten in a rut around here, finding it difficult to think of anything we want for lunch. So what's a mom to do but revert to her own childhood?  What's something yummy I … Read More...