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  • How to Make Dump Cake from Scratch
    50 min
    You'll forgive this cake its unfortunate name once you make this homemade version, which uses no canned pie filling or cake mix. Real ingredients are just as easy—and so much tastier!
  • Take your Halloween snack game up a notch this year with these delightfully spooky twists on some of our very favorite treats! Yes, YOU can do DIY this year: we promise!
  • Graham Cracker Crust recipe
    20 min
    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!
  • Overwhelmed with the number of peanut butter choices? The Simply team has you covered! We tested some of the top brands, and are excited to share our favorites with you!
  • Cooked green lentils in vegan sloppy joes ingredients
    40 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    These Vegan Sloppy Joes are made with green lentils and a spice blend so good you’ll be licking the plate. You won't miss the meat! Great make-ahead or freezer meal, too.
  • Sponsored Content
    1 hr, 30 min
    Skeleton cake pops just in time for Halloween! If you've always wanted to try your hand at cake pops, our version made with real chocolate milk is soon to become a family favorite!
  • Stir natural peanut butter with a spoon
    Tired of stirring your natural peanut butter? We tried four other methods to mix it up and found a definite winner. It's practically hands-off and totally mess-free!
  • Easy Skillet lasagna
    55 min
    Vegetarian
    How about a quicker, easier lasagna? Pull pasta and canned tomatoes out of the pantry, frozen spinach from the freezer, pick up some cheese on the way home, and you’re on your way to lasagna in an hour.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
    45 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian
    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!
  • Six jars of natural peanut butter which one is the best
    How is natural peanut butter different than conventional peanut butter? Why does it separate? Can you bake with it? Get answers to all these questions and more!
  • Homemade halloween-themed chocoalte covered pretzels on a dark gray background.
    25 min
    Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods aren’t just for Christmas anymore! Give them a spooky makeover and turn them into Monster Pretzel Rods – colorful, fun, kid-friendly, and perfect for any Halloween party!
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    Thank you for stopping by! We love to share wholesome and delicious recipes, perfect for home cooked family meals.

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  • Bolognese Sauce
    3 hrs, 45 min
    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.
  • Vegetarian pot pie on white plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Vegetarian
    Make a comforting bowl of savory vegetable pot pie, topped with a flaky crust. This version is loaded with tender vegetables and baked with a puff pastry lid for a hearty, individually portioned meal.
  • Gotta love a meal plan with a lobster tail in it. Three photos side by side one is with lobster, the other is a sheet pan pork chop, and the last is Pad Thai
    Ease into the work week with this flavor-filled meal plan loaded with simple-to-make recipes like Sheet Pan Ranch Pork Chops, and penne pasta with meat sauce. Then finish off the week like a pro with broiled lobster tail! That's right, go ahead and treat yourself!
  • feta brine and roast chicken in a cast iron skillet
    10 hrs, 5 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    If you've never had Feta-Brined Roast Chicken before, you are in for the surprise of your life, because it's THAT GOOD. All other chicken roasting methods should bow before it.
  • Manhattan cocktail with cherry garnish
    2 min
    A classic Manhattan—made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters—is rich, warming, slightly sweet. It's a great cocktail to sip on as the weather cools down.
  • Friday Buzz Halloween
    Here's our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week: HALLOWEEN MOVIES! EEK! 
  • How To buttefly a Chicken
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo
    Ever spatchcocked a chicken? It's easier than you might think! It's the same method as butterflying a chicken, and you only need a pair of kitchen shears. Makes for more evenly cooked chicken with crispier skin!
  • 10 Ways to Love Butternut Squash
    Winner, winner, squash for dinner! Butternut squash is such a versatile ingredient when it comes to dinner. It can be a sauce for pasta, a creamy soup, or the star of a weeknight risotto!
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Apple made from easy easy butternut squash soup recipe
    1 hr
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    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.
  • Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe
    1 hr, 20 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    The secret to amazing ribs? A pressure cooker, of course! The results of these Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs are fall-off-the-bone perfection and take a fraction of the time.
  • moist Pumpkin Bread makes the best pumpkin bread
    1 hr
    Pumpkin bread tastes so quintessentially of the fall, with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and molasses. Plus an optional orange glaze! Use canned or homemade pumpkin purée.
  • Sponsored Content
    35 min
    Looking for the perfect Halloween breakfast this year? These chocolate pumpkin pancakes made with real chocolate milk, warm spices, and pumpkin are a showstopper with both kids and adults alike!
  • Guide to vanilla extracts and vanilla beans
    From vanilla beans to vanilla extracts, our guide to vanilla gets you in the know on one of the world’s most expensive seasonings.
  • How to Make Caramel Apples caramel apples finished product
    50 min
    Caramel from scratch is easy! And apples dipped in delicious homemade caramel sauce are perfect for Halloween!
  • Sponsored Content
    Love cooking and baking with apples? Looking for fresh inspiration? You're in luck! We gathered together our five coziest apple recipes to celebrate the season, the cooler temperatures, and the return to spending more time in the kitchen.

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