October 16, 2019 by Sally Vargas in Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Easy Graham Cracker Crust

Graham CrackersPie Crust Putting together a graham cracker crust is not hard at all—and it comes together quickly. Use this recipe to make cream pies, key lime pie, cheesecake, or any other pie that could use a graham cracker crust! Photography Credit: Sally Vargas Do you love pie, but stress

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October 14, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Brussels Sprouts, Green Vegetables, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

ThanksgivingBrussels Sprouts Even the most adamant sprouts haters will love these roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. So crispy and delicious! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer If you show up at my father’s house with a bagful of fresh Brussels sprouts to be cooked, he

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October 14, 2019 by Rachel Farnsworth in Dinner, Grilling, Pork, Uncategorized
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Easy Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops are a classic American dish that is easy to make and full of delicious flavor. Thick cut pork chops are covered in a perfect, savory gravy with onions and mushrooms. So good! If your idea of a pork chop is a thin, dry, little piece of rubbery

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October 13, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Bolognese, Italian, Pasta Sauce, Sauce, Simply Recipes, Tomato Sauce, Uncategorized
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Classic Bolognese Sauce

This classic Italian sauce simmers for hours to develop maximum flavor. Made with a blend of ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, it’s great with fresh tagliatelle or fettuccine, pappardelle, or other pasta. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer If you are looking for a truly luxurious pasta sauce, there is no

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October 09, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Butternut Squash, Simply Recipes, Soup, Squash, Uncategorized, Vegetable Soup, Winter Squash
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Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup has a secret ingredient—a tart green apple. It adds just the right balance for the squash. Ready in an hour and freezes well. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer It’s the season for butternut squash, which means butternut squash soup! The workhorse of the winter squashes, butternut squash

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October 08, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Pumpkin, Quick Bread, Simply Recipes, Spice Bread, Uncategorized
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Pumpkin Bread

1 Make the homemade pumpkin puree (optional): To make your own pumpkin purée, cut a small sugar pumpkin in half horizontally. Use a large metal spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy stuff. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until

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October 07, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Apple, Caramel, Halloween, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Caramel Apples

Caramel from scratch is easy! And apples dipped in delicious homemade caramel sauce are perfect for Halloween! Caramel apples are one of those things that are as much fun to make as they are to eat! I made this batch with my goddaughter Piper with apples she had picked at

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October 02, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Italian, Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Pasta, Simply Recipes, Spaghetti, Uncategorized
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 Prepare the sauce: Heat olive oil in 4 to 5 quart pot on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer or until fragrant. Add the carrots and mushrooms, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste concentrate, stir

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October 01, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls are hearty comfort food at its best! Cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice, and spices, and braised in a tomato sauce. Have you ever had stuffed cabbage rolls with sauerkraut? It’s a classic Hungarian dish that takes some time to prepare,

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October 01, 2019 by Sally Vargas in Breakfast, Brunch, Oatmeal, Pancake, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Looking for a gluten-free breakfast that tastes great and is easy to make? Well, look no further than these Oatmeal Pancakes. No special ingredients required — just rolled oats! Photography Credit: Sally Vargas Pancakes made “from scratch” are a special treat, and this batter, made from old-fashioned rolled oats, is

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September 30, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Halloween, Pumpkin, Simply Recipes, Snack, Uncategorized, Video, Winter Squash
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin! Roast them for a delicious healthy Halloween snack. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Fall has arrived and with it, the pumpkin season! There are always plenty of pumpkins to carve up around Halloween time and a great way to make use of

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September 29, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Beef, Beef Roast, Braised Beef, Chuck Roast, Pot Roast, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Pot Roast

Comfort FoodPot Roast Cooked low and slow on the stovetop, beef chuck or shoulder roast becomes a fall-apart tender pot roast. Onions, garlic, carrots, and red wine make this a satisfying, flavorful dinner. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Pot roast was a standard growing up, and still continues to be in

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September 27, 2019 by Claudia Cash in Simply Recipes, The Friday Buzz, Uncategorized
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The Friday Buzz: Nutella for Life, Near Beer, and Flannel Fridays

Here’s our weekly roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week: Discussions on Nutella and Cookie Butter, Near-Beer, Flannel Fridays, and more! Welcome to The Friday Buzz, our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the

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September 26, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Cauliflower, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized, Video
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Roasted Cauliflower

Tired of steamed cauliflower? Try roasting it! Roasting brings out nutty, buttery flavors in the cauliflower. A squeeze of lemon juice and some Parmesan cheese are all you need to turn this into an excellent side dish. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Cauliflower. Plain, simple, and on its own? Rather unimaginative.

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September 26, 2019 by Sally Vargas in Bolognese, Family Dinner Ideas, Ground Beef, Italian, Pasta Sauce, Sauce, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Quick and Easy Bolognese Sauce

Rich, meaty Bolognese Sauce is easy to make and can be on the table in 35 minutes. Use it to top pasta noodles, or layer in lasagna. It’s freezer-friendly too. Make a double or triple batch to enjoy all winter long! During the cooler months, and sometimes during the summer,

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September 25, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Dry Rub, Pork Chops, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Mom’s Perfect Pork Chops

Pan-fried pork chops on the stovetop are so quick and easy! Use a homemade dry rub to really bring out the flavor of the chops. Sometimes the best food is really the simplest. We experiment frequently with different ways of preparing pork chops, but the way we have pork chops

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September 24, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Polenta, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Creamy Polenta

Side DishPolenta Creamy polenta! This light and fluffy polenta is perfect for serving with ribs, chicken, pork, lamb, or veal, and is also great with roasted veggies. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer One of the tastiest, most versatile, and easiest side dishes to make is polenta. It makes a wonderful serving

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September 23, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Chicken, Chicken Breast, Parmesan, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Easy Chicken Parmesan

1 Start the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, about a minute more. Then add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Bring to a simmer;

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September 22, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Apple, Apple Pie, Pie, Simply Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Video
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Homemade Apple Pie

This is absolutely the best homemade apple pie you’ll ever make! It has a flaky, buttery crust and a tender, lightly-spiced apple pie filling. Use a combination of apples for best flavor, and bake until the top is golden and the filling is bubbly! Here is our favorite apple pie

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September 20, 2019 by Claudia Cash in Simply Recipes, The Friday Buzz, Uncategorized
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The Friday Buzz: Prom Fails, Ginger Juice, and Good Omens

The Friday Buzz Here’s our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the literally the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week… Prom fails, ginger juice, “Good Omens”, and so much more. Print Welcome to The Friday Buzz, our roundup of all good things, good advice,

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September 18, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Simply Recipes, Soup, Sweet Potato, Uncategorized, Yam
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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soup balances the sweet and savory with onions, garlic, onions, and leeks, along with a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon. Creamy and satisfying! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Looking for a special soup to serve this holiday season? Consider this creamy sweet potato soup! How to Make Sweet Potato

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September 17, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Chicken, Chicken Breast, Chicken Drumstick, Chicken Leg, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Wing, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Classic Baked Chicken

If you can bake chicken, you can make dinner over and over again. This is a simple recipe with salt, pepper, and olive oil, but so versatile. Photography Credit: Sally Vargas If there is one recipe that every home cook should know, it’s this baked chicken recipe. All you need

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September 16, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Casserole, Chicken, Chicken Thigh, Simply Recipes, Uncategorized
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Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. 2 Brown the chicken: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high or high heat (hot enough to brown but not burn). Season the chicken pieces all over with salt and pepper. Working in batches, brown the chicken pieces

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September 15, 2019 by Elise Bauer in Leek, Potato, Simply Recipes, Soup, Uncategorized, Vegetable Soup, Video
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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is a classic! Nothing’s better than a bowl of hearty potato soup on a chilly day. And it’s easy, too! No cream needed, just purée the soup to make it thick and creamy. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer When cooler weather appears, nothing is more comforting than a

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