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Cheesy Sausage Dip

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in All, Appetizers | 0 comments

This hot Cheesy Sausage Dip is made with just 5 ingredients. Appetizers don’t get much easier than that! 

Cheesy Sausage Dip

I’ve recently decided that I have a love/hate relationship with fall. Hate because I know winter is inevitably around the corner. Love because nothing beats snuggling in a sweatshirt in the morning and then lapping up the warm sun in the afternoon. I adore apple season and fall baking and those crisp, cool nights that make for great sleeping weather. I love college football and all the food that goes with it, which means I’m always on the hunt for new appetizers. I made this Cheesy Sausage Dip last weekend, and I’m not sure why it hadn’t hit my radar screen earlier. And just to make sure you don’t make the same mistake, I’m here to tell you that you should make this Cheesy Sausage Dip TODAY.

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Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 12 comments

Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches have been a family favorite for years! Entertaining made easy.

Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches

Fall is always a busy time in our house. Between back to school, sporting activities, college football games, and both of the kids’ birthdays, that’s a lot of fun packed into a few short months. It also means we have a lot of people at our house for weekend meals. So I tend to rely on a handful of dependable, easy meals to serve that don’t create a lot of prep work for me. You know those go-to meals you count on to feed a crowd? Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches is one of those meals and fits the bill perfectly. The recipe involves 3 ingredients and about 5 hours of hanging out in the oven or slow cooker. The result is juicy, flavorful pulled beef that you can top however you want. Barbecue sauce, melted cheese or our favorite, horseradish sauce. I love that I can make ahead of time and serve it the next day or pop it in the freezer for later. 

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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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Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Meatballs

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in All, Appetizers | 7 comments

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Meatballs may just be the perfect tailgating food around. Spicy and sweet, they pair perfectly with a nice cold beer.

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Meatballs

Fall is my favorite season for a number of reasons, but tops on my list has to be college football. Football season is a time when eating appetizers for a meal becomes completely appropriate, and that, my friends, makes me happy. Let me introduce you to the MVP of tailgating season: Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Meatballs.

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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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