Are You Ready For Fall Foods?

Summer is just about over and I’m sure you have been bombarded with the with the love of pumpkins and every pumpkin flavored items you can imagine. Are you getting excited? It’s time to pull out your slow cookers and gather your soup recipes, fall is here and it’s all about comfort food. It’s the time of year when the slow cooker makes itself a permanent fixture on your kitchen counter. Do you have favorite slow cooker recipes that you and your family love to make?
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Pumpkins- A very large berry, yes we said berry. But like a tomato it’s also recognized as a vegetable. You can use it in pies, cakes, breads, smoothies, cookies, stews, soups or just roast it; either way is a very delicious treat.
Sweet Potatoes & Yams- Did you know that there is a difference? Some people don’t and that’s perfectly okay. They are perfect for baking, adding into a pie, roasting or even adding them to a cold salad; change it up and make a harvest sweet potato salad.
Butternut Squash- This is another hidden gem that can be roasted, steamed, put into a salad or even made into a soup. Add it into your pasta, some slaw or even roast it with some Parmesan cheese on top. You’ll love the creamy texture and it’s filling too.
Eggplant- This is one of my fall favorites. I love it because around mid-September to mid-October I can always count on my grandpa making some eggplant parmesan.
These are just some of the fall foods that we will enjoy for the next few months. What are some of your fall favorites?
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Another thing we love about the fall is…it’s canning season!!! So every fall my grandparents go out and pick, apples, peaches, and tomatoes. Then they come home and begin the canning process. They stock the pantry with tomato soup, applesauce and peaches. We will eat off these all year. As kids we would get excited because we love the home-made applesauce (it’s chunky and has less sugar). The soup has okra, and corn in it and pairs well with a grilled cheese sandwich. We also use the peaches for preserves or to pour over ice cream, make a pie or a cobbler. Writing all these has me thinking of my childhood, I may need to go call my grandparents. Do you have activities and recipes that you do every fall with your family?
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Kitchen Tips Thursday: Cleaning with Lemons

Happy Thursday Everyone. Thank you so much for joining each week for Kitchen Tip Thursdays. This week we are going to be doing some cleaning. Don’t worry we’re cleaning with lemons. We will feature ways to clean your kitchen with lemons and lemon juice. Continue reading


Taste Test Tuesday: Bountiful Beer Bread Mix

Bountiful Beer Bread Mix is Tastefully Simple’s number one product. We sell so much of this stuff that it is amazing. This is one of the products that truly is a staple in your house. All it takes is 12oz of a carbonated beverage, a little bit of butter (optional), and the Bountiful Beer Bread Mix.

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Eggs: I can cook with them, but I can’t eat them

 Conversation with some friends the other day about food brought up very good topic, food allergies and food bloggers. You see, I love my food blog, but there is one simple issue when it comes to cooking certain things. I’m allergic  to eggs. Yeah I know, a food blogger with a food allergy.  The conversation started when we were discussing pies and lemon meringue came up. See, I’ve never tried it because I can’t eat the meringue due to the egg whites. Then they mentioned eggs Benedict and french toast.  I can’t do either of those. But, thanks to my mama my french toast is brushed with butter instead of dipped in egg wash. This way I can enjoy breakfast with the rest of my family.
I'm a food blogger and I'm allergic to eggs How is this even going to work?
Sometimes everyday eating gets tough. I can eat cake and cookies. But no breakfast burritos. It gets interesting going to breakfast and asking for a sandwich without the egg, or being out at a party and having to ask if the tuna, chicken or potato salad has eggs in it. In my family they just automatically make me my own serving. They even stopped putting eggs in the baked macaroni and cheese just for me. I appreciate that because it gives me one more item to enjoy.
I remember when I started this blog my family would always ask me how I was going to handle food preparation if I can’t even touch an egg yolk or the whites without breaking out in hives….Here’s how we found out I was allergic to eggs.
             As a toddler I did what most little girls do follow their mommy around the kitchen. Well I took it upon myself to go in the refrigerator and grab an egg. It cracked and for some reason I decided to play with the yolk. That resulted in me breaking out in hives and us ending our day at the emergency room. We later found out that if I eat eggs my throat will close up and I can’t breathe (a teacher in preschool forced me to eat the eggs after I told her I was allergic. She didn’t listen and the ambulance was called.)
 
I used to write a lot about recipes and making meals, but then I stopped, one of those reasons is because I have to wear gloves when I work with eggs or have soap and water ready immediately so I can wash my hands…I guess my dream of being on the food network may be over lol. But I’ve decided to try it again. So when the recipes start rolling in or you see videos you’ll know why I’m wearing gloves. I feel bad at times because there are foods I want to review and I literally can’t because they’ll make me sick. Thanks to a really awesome little sister, she said she’ll be my taste tester for those items I can’t eat.
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Taste Test Tuesday: Cinnamon Muffin Melts

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Fluffy cinnamon-covered muffins or donuts. We don’t think it matters what you call them. Today they are our feature item for Taste Test Tuesday.

Cinnamon Muffin Melts are an excellent treat for any time of the day. Need a quick breakfast treat to complement a pot of coffee or tea? These work really well. Moist, tasty, and just the right amount of sweetness makes this treat a staple in our pantry. All you do is add butter and water to the mix, bake, and enjoy. Easy right?

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Be sure to check out these great treats and much more on our site Tastefully Simple We even have other recipes for you to try with these Cinnamon Muffin Melts.

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