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5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in All, Tips | 6 comments

Pick any of these 5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals, and dinner will be ready when you walk in the door! 

5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals

I don’t know about your fall, but ours is craaaaaaazy busy. Between the kids’ school and sports schedules, full time employment, volunteer commitments and, oh yeah, a little bit of fun, the days fly by faster than I care to admit. Fortunately I can count on my slow cooker to make dinner nearly effortless. A little bit of prep in the morning assures a warm, comforting meal at the end of a hectic day. 

And since Lisa and I know we’re not the only ones with nutty schedules, we put together a list of some of our favorite Easy Slow Cooker Meals to help you get through “those” nights when everyone is running in different directions.

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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Desserts | 15 comments

These Spiced Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are a delicious way to kick off your fall baking. 

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Last week was unseasonably cool here which makes me want to do nothing more than crank up the oven and start my fall baking. We’ve been dabbling in a lot of apple recipes lately, which are perfect for everyone making their annual trips to the orchards, but now it’s time to turn our attention to another fall baking star: pumpkin. And we’re kicking off pumpkin season with a classic: Spiced Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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#GWL5Faves – 2nd edition

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in All, Tips | 3 comments

Catch our latest crushes in this September edition of #GWL5Faves!

#GWL5Faves

 

Last month we introduced a new series on Garnish with Lemon: #GWL5Faves. Every few weeks, we’re chatting with you about our favorite things. As the weather turns to cooler and the kids return to school, all thoughts turn to…..fall purses! And boots! Here’s what we’re crushing on this month. Enjoy! 

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5 Easy Tailgating Recipes

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in All, Tips | 3 comments

Make your pre-game party a snap with these 5 Easy Tailgating Recipes. 

5 Easy Tailgating Recipes

The hint of fall in the air can only mean one thing….

It’s football season! 

Growing up in Nebraska, football dominated our social calendar in the fall. It was always high school ball on Friday night followed college ball on Saturday. Now that I live in Minnesota, I can catch professional football on Sundays, too. All football, all the time. Which also means tailgating ALL.THE.TIME. 

Some may argue that a tailgating party is even better than watching your favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron. I won’t step into that hornet’s nest. Let’s just all eat, drink and be merry – inside or outside the stadium. 

Don’t miss five of our favorite quick and easy tailgating recipes to kick off your football season in a tasty way. 

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Maple Apple Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Desserts | 19 comments

Sweet fall flavors are at their finest in this Maple Apple Upside Down Cake. 

Maple Apple Upside Down Cake

I know apple pie is number one in the hearts of many of you when it comes to apple desserts. And not that I blame you, especially after tasting Lisa’s handiwork. (Man, that woman can bake some serious pie!) But just give me one bite of this Maple Apple Upside Down Cake, and then let’s compare best apple dessert notes. ‘Cuz I’m totally smitten with this cake, and I’m pretty sure you will be, too. 

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