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This honey apple cake is full of the flavors of autumn. Why not serve it as a part of your Thanksgiving dessert table? What do all these have in common:  falling leaves, hoodies, carving a pumpkin, corn stalks, decorating, apples?  Of course!  It’s fall.  My favorite time of the year. And what could make it …

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These creative ideas for fall decorations make use of the natural colors and textures that we find outside in nature. Most can be put together for very little cost and expense. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the change from summer to autumn.  I love all of the seasons but there …

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Are you looking for the perfect bite sized portions of your favorite recipes? The muffin tin recipes below make portion control a breeze. Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin.  The finished recipe is a handy …

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This round up features 23 of my Favorite Holiday Fudge Recipes. Some are my own recipes and others have been submitted by blogger friends of mine. The holidays are the one time of the year when I love making fudge and have it on hand all the time. I love it all year round, but my …

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It’s an expensive time of the year! There seem to be so many uses for our dollars when the holidays roll around. These frugal tips will make your holiday season something to remember without breaking the bank. The whole essence of a successful holiday season does not lie in the amount of money you spend, …

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It’s  time for holiday decor and food on the Gardening Cook! We love each of the holidays here on the blog.   Our site has loads of decor ideas, recipes and gardening tips for each season and holiday of the year. During every season we feature a new video about holiday decorating or food. From Grinch …

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Printable Recipe:  Open Face Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing With Thanksgiving and Christmas usually comes left over turkey and lots of it.  I have a variety of recipes to use it up.  I actually love left overs and buy a turkey much larger than I need so that I can make the taste …

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This turkey and potato hash is the perfect way to use the left overs from either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Printable Recipe:  Turkey & Potato Hash One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the seemingly non ending turkey left overs.  I always feel like the father in A Christmas Story drooling over the cooked turkey …

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My major in college was music, so I am drawn to anything that uses musical instruments, whether it be gardening projects or DIY ideas. Musical instruments make great garden planters. Most of them have an opening in them somewhere that a plant can fit. And when done, they are unique and different from the standard …

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This fall candle holderis quick and easy to put together and perfect decoration for Thanksgiving or autumn.  One of my favorite things to do is make a craft, enjoy it for a while and take it apart and reuse the supplies, while adding new items for a different look. Part of the supplies for the …

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These roasted rosemary carrots have a lovely sweet flavor. They will be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving menu. They make a great side dish for your favorite protein and I also love to add roasted carrots to salads for a warm autumn lunch choice. Roasting any vegetable brings out its lovely sweetness and these …

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This delicious recipe for creamy broccoli and cheddar casserole is a side dish that I serve often at Thanksgiving. It combines broccoli, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese with eggs for a rich and creamy taste that my family can’t resist.  Broccoli is the perfect vegetable to use in this dish. It has a mild flavor on …

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