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Nov 28, 2021

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes

This Crock Pot loaded baked potatoes recipe is an easy way to take your favorite twice-baked potato recipe and turn it into an easy, crowd pleasing, slow cooker casserole. 

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes with cheese.



These potatoes are loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, Colby Jack cheese, and lots and lots of bacon. They taste just like your favorite twice-baked potatoes, but without the potato skins. 

Nov 27, 2021

Make Ahead Beef Stew

This Make Ahead Beef Stew is so rich and flavorful. The beef is browned and then simmered on the first day, and then refrigerated over night to more fully tenderize the meat. 

Beef stew in bowls.



This make ahead beef stew is rich and flavorful. Plus, instead of chuck roast, the beef is boneless short ribs, my new obsession because they are so "beefy." 

Nov 20, 2021

Cranberry Crackle Tart

This cranberry crackle tart is a delicious combination of sweet meringue and tart fresh cranberries on a sweet cookie crust. 

Cranberry tart slice on a plate.



The tart also had a layer of sour cherry jam (you can use any jam, such as raspberry, blackberry, or strawberry) spread on the sweet pastry crust. This helps keep the cranberry juices from soaking through. 

Nov 19, 2021

Rum Cake with Glazed Pecan Topping | #TheCakeSliceBakers

This rum cake with glazed pecan topping is a showstopper dessert that requires very little effort to make. 

Rum cake slice on a plate.



Make this rum cake the next time you are having a few folks over for dinner. Your guests will swoon over the heady aroma of the tender cake and the sweet sticky pecan glaze. 

Stir-Fried Scallops and Broccoli

If you love scallops, be sure to try this scallop and broccoli stir-fry. It's loaded with fresh vegetables and sweet tender scallops. 

Stir-Fried Scallops and Broccoli in bowls.

 



Along with broccoli, this stir fry includes fresh yellow squash, canned baby corn, and snow peas to round out the vegetable goodness. You can prepare it in a wok or, if you don't have a wok, a large skillet. 

Nov 16, 2021

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites

These prosciutto-wrapped cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil bites are the perfect appetizer when you want to serve something flavorful but easy to prepare. 

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil.




These cute little appetizers are also super portable, so you can bring them to a potluck or a party without having to do a lot of prep when you get to the party. 

Hällakakor (Soft Scandinavian Flatbread)

Hällakakor is a soft yeasted flatbread from Sweden. It's super easy to make, and can be patterned by rolling it out with specialized rolling pins. 

Hällakakor in a striped towel.



You make these flatbreads decoratively patterned by first rolling them with a grooved rolling pin, and then rolling them with a hard tack pin (one that is carved in a large checkerboard pattern).