BOO Halloween Cookies

BOO Halloween Cookies are an easy and fun treat for your Halloween party. simplysated

BOO Halloween Cookies. While in Kansas City recently, I bought a set of alphabet cookie cutters and I love them. Who doesn’t love letter cookies? When I made BOO Halloween Cookies, I also made extra cookies in the letter “D” for my granddaughter. They were her favorites, but I could kick myself since I didn’t… 

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Italian Sausage & Corn Chowder

Italian Sausage & Corn Chowder - a soup that wraps you in its warmth – like being hugged from the inside. simplysated

Italian Sausage & Corn Chowder I have been having some serious pangs this fall. The specific pangs to which I’m referring are comfort-food-hunger-pangs. Luckily, I have been eating many dishes that keep the issue under control, and one of my new favorites is Italian Sausage & Corn Chowder. Two other favorites are Chicken Pot Pie… 

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Halloween Glow Cake

Halloween Glow Cake-lots of fun treats come together to create a dessert all guests will love. simplysated

Here, as promised over the past few days, is the Halloween Glow Cake my friend Callie and I created using some of the treats we made the day she came over to work with me.   I love our Halloween Glow Cake, but I especially love it because Callie and I made it together.  We put… 

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Witch Finger Pretzels

Witch Finger Pretzels - no Halloween party is complete without these fun and easy treats.

I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “Let your fingers do the walking.” Well, Witch Finger Pretzels have walked all over Pinterest and the Internet. I almost didn’t want to make them due to the fact they are so common but, on the other hand, the reason they are popular is because they are easy,… 

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Meringue Ghosts

Meringue Ghosts - adorably scary Halloween dessert and/or cake and cupcake decorations. simplysated

Meringue Ghosts are the most fun Halloween treat – ever!! I came across this cute Haunted Ghost Cake on the King Arthur Flour blog after Halloween last year then waited almost a year to make these spooky guys. King Arthur’s recipe for the Meringue Ghosts was originally posted on the Joy of Baking website –… 

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Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans are one of the best two baked beans recipes - ever! simplysated

Apple Brown Sugar Baked Beans. I LOVE beans, my husband does not! Long ago, and in what seems like a far away land (before marriage), my husband hated beans. Baked Beans are one of my favorite foods and I couldn’t understand what it was he didn’t like. I had to think long and hard before… 

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Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata is the taste of fall and the perfect sip for a cool evening. simplysated

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata If you have never tried RumChata, you are in for a real treat. RumChata is a mixture of Caribbean rum and Horchata, which is a mixture of rice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and cream.   It is touted as the best tasting cream liqueur in the Universe and is a fantastic addition to… 

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Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake

Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake - Brown sugar pound cake topped with caramel and toasted macadamia sauce - lick-the-plate.

Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake I discovered Caramel Pecan Pound Cake in 2009 while watching an episode of The Neely Road Show on the Food Network Channel. That particular episode was about Not Just Desserts – a bakery in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and that is what caught my attention. My husband and I worked and lived… 

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Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken - make Chinese take-out your own by making it at home- easy and delicious! simply sated

I don’t remember the first time I ate Cashew Chicken, but I do remember I didn’t want to eat it.   I was in my twenties, had never experienced Chinese food and couldn’t imagine cashews and chicken eaten together. My husband, Jeff, and I had gone out to eat with some friends and they wanted to… 

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