From Scratch Thanksgiving Menu Plan

After about 7 years of creating from-scratch thanksgiving menu plans I have finally nailed down a selection of recipes that work every time, taste delicious, and can be prepped without too much stress and I’m so excited to share these recipes, as well as my best thanksgiving menu tips for success with you. First the…

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The easiest homemade pumpkin pie

Homemade pumpkin pie is the easiest pie for a beginner to make, the filling comes together in approximately 2 minutes.  The crust is a bit more time-consuming, but this butter and shortening pie crust comes together quickly and easily and can even be rolled out immediately without refrigeration.    The Easiest Homemade Pumpkin Pie Homemade…

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Stewed Puerto Rican Beans and Domplines (Fry Bread)

These simple stewed puerto rican beans (habichuelas guisadas) and domplines (puerto rican fry bread) are super quick to make, but bursting with flavor! Ready in less than 30 minutes it’s the perfect vegetarian weeknight meal.  You’ll want to make this one again and again.  Of all of the Puerto Rican recipes that I’ve shared in…

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Puerto Rican Sofrito (Delicious Flavor Base)

Puerto Rican Sofrito is a flavor base in Puerto Rican cooking and is key to achieving puerto rican flavor in a wide variety of dishes.  This aromatic blend of peppers and garlic packs a punch of flavor without being spicy or over the top.  You’ll love how easy it is to make and the flavor…

Hands with hot pats holding homemade pumpkin pie

The easiest homemade pumpkin pie

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Homemade Caramel Apples (with printable gift tags)

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Kid-Friendly Slushie 4th of July Drink

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Make-Ahead Crusty French Bread Rolls

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Homemade Baked Beans (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe!)

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Quick, Easy, and Amazing Skillet Asparagus with Pecans

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Stewed Puerto Rican Beans and Domplines (Fry Bread)

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (From Scratch)

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Shrimp Thai Rice Noodles: Easy and Delicious 30 minute Dinner

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...but when I fell in love with creating homemade goodness my friends just started calling me Betty Crocker.  Join me as I ditch packets and mixes one recipe at a time. Read More...

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