22 Wicked Ways to Use Mason Jars This Halloween 

22 Wicked Ways to Use Mason Jars This Halloween

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For years, mason jars sat on shelves in garages, too old-fashioned to use, too good to toss. NOW, we appreciate the usefulness of these incredible jars! So many ways to use them, including these darling Halloween ideas from Country Living. I just LOVE the cakes in the photo!

Halloween Jars

Irresistible Apple Desserts 

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I think apples are one of the best foods around. You can do so much with them, making a variety of recipes to please your family. This time of year, apples are abundant with so many varieties that you might have a hard time choosing which ones to try out. Do your homework. Go online to learn more about the different varieties and discover which types work best in all your recipes. BHG has put together a wonderful selection of apple desserts. Try one or two this Autumn. Or, if you feel adventurous, try them all!

 Apple Desserts

16 Pumpkin Drink Recipes to Welcome Fall

16 Pumpkin Drink Recipes to Welcome Fall

There are many things that come to my mind when someone says “Fall.” Apples, sweaters, falling leaves are just a few. Oh, & PUMPKINS! I decorate with many pumpkins throughout my home during autumn. I also make many recipes that use pumpkins. However, I am always looking for new FABULOUS recipes. Country Living has helped with these drink recipes. Now I have a wonderful selection of pumpkin beverages all autumn long… and beyond! Enjoy!

16 Pumpkin Drink Recipes to Welcome Fall

7 Fabulous Fall Menus

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One of my favorite things about Autumn are all the comfort foods I can make again. Most require the oven for preparation & it’s just too hot right now for that! This doesn’t mean I’m not preparing for cooler weather by saving recipes for my family to enjoy once Autumn arrives. Midwest Living has given me a week’s worth of great menu ideas for the cooler weather ahead!

Autumn Menus

Fall Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love

Fall Side Dishes You'll Love

I always LOVE to cook. However, the hot weather of summer sometimes makes it tough for me to work up any enthusiasm for cooking. Now that the temperatures are dropping to the cool level, my creative juices are charging up again. Midwest Living is ready to help me & YOU get back into the kitchen, whipping up fabulous dishes the fall! These recipes also give you a head start on  Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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Autumn Apple Tea

Celebrate with your friends as the kids head back to school. Show them (& you) how special they are with this fun & fabulous party. The table is simple but elegant with a bit of whimsy. The menu is easy to prepare. You can prepare some items the night before and finish the preparations the morning of the party. This event can be hosted on a weekday because it is simple to prepare. Now, send the kids to school, call your friends and Celebrate!

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Cake Bars

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Every year, Fall arrives with its plethora of pumpkin recipes. Everyone you know is so excited to get their pumpkin fix for the season. Everyone but YOU! If you can’t enjoy recipes that contain gluten, many of those pumpkin recipes are on your No-No list. Boy, that sticks!

Not so fast. King Arthur Flour offers this wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Cake Bars & they are gluten-free! Now you can share a pumpkin dish at the Autumn Potluck or prepare your family’s new favorite dessert. Now when people tell you how much they enjoy all the pumpkin food available in the Autumn, you can look at them & say, “Me Too!” Enjoy!

gluten-free pumpkin cake bars

13 Delicious Things to Do With Pumpkin Seeds

13 Delicious Things to Do With Pumpkin Seeds

My mom always roasted the seeds that we scooped out of our Halloween pumpkin. I loved the crunchy salty flavor of the homemade Fall snack. While pumpkin seeds are wonderful to enjoy by themselves, there are many recipes you can make that include them. Good Housekeeping helps you get started with this wonderful selection of recipes that feature pumpkin seeds. My mom would have LOVED them!

13 Delicious Things to Do With Pumpkin Seeds

18 Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes

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You KNOW how much I LOVE my slow cooker! Actually, make that slow cookerS since I have 3 of them, small, medium & large, that I use all the time. While I come up with most of the recipes I use in my slow cookers, I am always on the lookout for new ideas to keep things fresh. Midwest Living offers a variety of recipes to take you & your family into the cool Fall days ahead.

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