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Easy Cheesy Biscuits- Taste of Home Tuesday!

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Where does the time go?  I can't believe it's mid-October! I finally feel like I'm getting a handle on my fall schedule. The name of the game the last few months has been "easy." Freezer meals, quick-to-whip up side dishes. These biscuits are one of our new family favorites.  I omitted the crushed red pepper flakes, and used whole milk, it's what I have on hand. I used a large cookie scoop, and I got 12 nice sized biscuits.  They are fantastic with soup, stew, or even split with some sliced turkey and a smidge of cranberry sauce inside. 

So excited to be starting up Taste of Home Tuesday again!  This week, two fellow Volunteer Editors are serving up recipe reviews. I can't wait to try both!  Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit to Taste of Home? Follow this link and learn how! Want to apply to be a Volunteer Field Editor?  Check out the requirements and apply here!





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Apple Chicken Stew #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.** A few years back, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone with an Apple Cider Beef Stew, and it was a huge hit.  Could I possibly do it again? I went back and forth between a chili and a stew several times before I finally chose the stew.  Things got a little hectic, the weather shifted on me, and suddenly I found myself, down to the wire, trying to get it together.  First, I totally missed the direction to peel the apples.  I don't mind though, it gives it a nice color.  I also missed that despite having a spice collection of ginormous proportions, I do not have caraway seeds. I used dried parsley, and made a note to start planning my herb garden for 2018. 
I loved this because it's comforting and filling, without being super heavy.  I ate it on a 90 degree day, which I would never do with most stews. I loved all the colors, and textures. Do keep an eye on the time, esp…

Apple Yeast Coffee Cake #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

Slowly, but surely, I am conquering my fear of yeast! I've had a copy of this recipe in my to-try binder for what seems like forever.   When I was planning my #AppleWeek out, I decided it was time to just do it.   I chose a relatively warm, no-plans-to-go-anywhere Saturday, and hoped for the best. The first rise went great, and I was cautiously optimistic.   So did the second, and I was dancing around the kitchen.  It baked up beautifully too.  Success! We all loved it, and I definitely will make it again using different pie filling flavors.


One of the cool products I got from our sponsors were these Levcups and Levoons from Dreamfarm. Aren't they the coolest? No more leveling with your finger or the back of a knife!



Have you entered for your chance to win one of the prize packs from our amazing sponsors?  Details on the prizes are here, and the entry form follows the r…

Caramelized Apple Hand Pies #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

We drive 2 hours into Maine to visit a fast food chicken chain.  The main reason for that is the chicken, of course, but a close second to that is their amazing apple pies.  They still fry them, and then coat them in cinnamon sugar while they are still hot.  So, so good. I saw this recipe on the Taste of Home website, and I knew right away my guys would love them.

I used salted butter instead of salted, and I used a 4" biscuit cutter.  Be very, very careful not to overfill.  They will bust open and make a mess. I like parchment paper instead of greasing the sheets. I put the powdered sugar into a small paper bag. When the hand pies came out of the oven, I brushed them with the butter, and then dropped them into the bag, one at a time, and shook gently.

These went so fast, I had to make a second batch 2 days later!  Thank you so much to Edwina G. for sharing her recipe. I …

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

There are days in September that even though the calendar says it's fall, the thermometer screams summer!  This recipe is perfect for those days.  Very little prep, very little grilling time.  . I made a lot of little modifications.  I don't do cilantro, so I used parsley. Someone drank the last of the OJ, so I used apple cider instead.   Due to nut allergies, I don't keep walnuts in the house, so I used sunflower seeds instead.  Pumpkin seeds would be awesome too!  I omitted the cheese.  You really just can't go wrong with this one.  For a more filling dish, use the same dressing on chicken and grill it too. Thank you so much to Paul S. for the recipe!

I just am amazed with all the great dishes the others have come up with this week, I thought I had a great collection of apple recipes going, but I'm adding to it like crazy!  Don't forget about enterin…

Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast #AppleWeek

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**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

Welcome to #AppleWeek 2017!! When I hear the song, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I don't think of the holidays, I think of fall.  Cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and APPLES! They are myabsolute favorite fruit. Apples are the second most used ingredient in my kitchen. You can eat them any time of the day, in sweet or savory ways.

Looking over the great selection sent to us by the sponsors, one thing immediately came to my mind- French Toast. I'd recently made a savory crusted grilled cheese, and a breakfast version sounded perfect. I love apples cooked until soft and caramel-y on the stove.  It makes the house smell great, and it's delicious too. Using the oats on the outside gives it a wonderful crunch.

Thank you so much to Carlee for all of her hard work to make this such a great event! I've been counting down and looking forwar…

Zucchini Banana Bread- Taste of Home Tuesday!

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Yes, I know it's Wednesday. My son started high school this week, I'm balancing a work-from-home job with watching my adorable niece Monday through Friday, and I lost track of my days, haha.  I didn't want to wait until next week to share this great recipe, so here we are. :)

Farms are BURSTING with zucchini around here.  I love it, because I am stocking the freezer with so many great treats.  I've already made Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Zucchini Raisin Cookies.  I've probably got another 2 or 3 recipes printed.

I don't know what it is with my guys.  If I buy 7 bananas, they'll eat 5. If I buy 5, they'll eat 3.  There's something about those last 2 bananas! I'm pretty sure it's because they know if they leave them, I'll bake them into something delicious.

This recipe is great to use up those bananas, plus some of the zucchini that's overtaking the farm stands right now.  Since we have nut allergies here, I swapped out the n…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins- Taste of Home Tuesday!

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It's getting to be that time of year when everyone with a garden is overflowing with zucchini. I do not have a green thumb, but I know that I never leave the farm without 6 to 8 good sized zucchini in my shopping bag.   While I do enjoy some savory dishes made with zucchini, what really goes over best here is baked goods.

I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website, in a feature called 25 Ways to Use Zucchini. I believe I saved almost all of them to my recipe box!  I liked it because I had all the ingredients on hand.  I omitted the nuts due to allergies.  I had regular sized semi-sweet chips on hand, and I used a heaping half cup.   They would also be great with raisins, or cinnamon chips.   I definitely recommend doubling the batch and freezing some, and they make a great on-the-go breakfast or snack.   Thank you so much to Janet D for sharing her recipe!

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