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Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

By Kelly Bogard I love the holidays. The sights and sounds make my days merry and bright. And the aromas! Who can forget about the smells of the holiday. Sweet and spicy smells from the kitchen intermingle with the smells of a cozy, warm fire in the fireplace. Oh, I just melt! Pecans are a staple [...]

‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

By Jessica Domel With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, loved ones gathering and kids out of school, it can be easy to overlook even the simplest tasks. I typically forget at least one or two items on the grocery list, for example. We’re pulled in so many directions this time of [...]

Emergency Baking Substitutes

By Kelly Bogard Thanksgiving's coming. Let the baking begin! Try as I might to get everything on my grocery list for each recipe, I always forget something. That's why I love a good substitute. Having an understanding of alternatives is a great way to ensure your recipes still come together—even when you find a key ingredient missing. [...]

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

By Kelly Bogard Cooler weather, falling leaves and lots of football. Autumn has arrived! Fall is football at our house. Every weekend. Some weeknights. Check our TV and it's game on. Even Butters is a big fan! Food and football go hand in hand. And since it's party time when we watch weekend games, I am [...]

Back to Basics: Pan Gravy

By Kelly Bogard Gravy. Warm and flavorful. It makes potatoes, rice and biscuits shine. Good at any meal for so many reasons. Quick and easy. And it makes everything taste better! Remember when your mom or grandma kept a can of fat sitting on the back of the stove? I do. My mom used bacon grease in all [...]