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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

The cake, itself, is fantastic but that brown butter maple bourbon glaze will make you swoon! Hard to believe just a little glaze totally takes this over the top but it does.

Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little awol over the past few weeks. After my fave octogenarians, the folks, moved into a gorgeous assisted living center, their house was settled and I came back to the Twin Cities – along with Homer & Chance, of course.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

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Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast - Super Easy, just right and so many things to do with the leftovers!! Insanely good!

If you’re looking for a simple dinner with flavor to die for, this is the one. Mexican Style Pot Roast. Perfect for a family, easy to make and a bounty of succulent, tender meat for dinner (and if there’s any left) some of the best leftovers, ever.

Mexican Pot Roast
Mexican Pot Roast – leftover as tostadas

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Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

Dad's Spaghetti Sauce. A chunky sauce with a bit of spiciness. Full of good stuff: mushrooms, bell peppers, Italian sausage & ground beef.Dad's Spaghetti Sauce. A chunky sauce with a bit of spiciness. Full of good stuff: mushrooms, bell peppers, Italian sausage & ground beef.

As many of you know I have been traveling to and fro the past couple of years, from my house to the folks. It ended being a lot more to than fro.

Dad's Spaghetti Sauce - this is a gorgeous red sauce with bell pepper & mushrooms.
Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

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Porcupine Skillet Dinner

Porcupine Skillet - easy ground beef meal with rice. Fast & quick down home cooking

Ok, I love to cook. “Obs” as some of my young friends would say. Or I wouldn’t have a food blog. But sometimes you want something you can toss together with your eyes closed. Something simple and fast and easy – and maybe nostalgic? That’s where this Porcupine Skillet Dinner comes in.

Skillet Porcupine Dinner
Skillet Porcupine Dinner =so fast, so easy and fun to tinker with

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Greek Panzanella

Greek Panzanella Salad: tomatoes & cucumber with easy home-made dressing and the best Pita Chip Triangles

It’s been about a year since I last posted a recipe for a Panzanella – that would have been during our last glut of tomatoes. This year I wanted to change things up a bit and go Greek style.

Greek Panzanella with Seasoned Oven Roasted Pita Triangles
Greek Panzanella with Seasoned Oven Roasted Pita Triangles

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Easy Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette

This easy & rustic tomato galette is just the kind of thing that is so simple it's sophisticated. It takes minutes to assemble but you'll want to allow time to roast those tomatoes.

We’re finally getting some cool days and that means the tomatoes in our little garden will be slowing down. I snuck a few to make this very easy Rustic Tomato & Cararmelized Onion Galette.

Easy, Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette
Easy, Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette

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Radish Top Pesto

radish top pesto - tastes SO good and can be supplemented with basil and herbs for a fantastic green sauce

If you’re throwing out your radish tops or other random greens, like a little spinach or kale, stop! Mix them up into a Pesto like or Green Sauce to dress salads, pasta, spread into a sandwich and more.

Pesto with Radish tops, basil & parsley
This Pesto was made with radish tops, a little basil and some parsley.

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