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 charing up again. Midwest Living is ready to help me & YOU get back into the kitchen, whipping up fabulous dishes the fall! Enjoy!

Fall Cooking

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.

Slow Cooker

51 Slow-Cooker Suppers

Slow Cooker Red beans & Rice

You KNOW how crazy I am about my slow cookers! And if you don’t you should know right off that I have 3 of them: small, medium & large! I prepare entire meals using my slow cookers, including most of my Thanksgiving meal. But more on that later. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new slow cooker recipes. I believe you can cook anything (almost) in a slow cooker. Plus, you can put the meal together in the crock the night before & put dinner on to cook before you head out in the morning! Anyway, Southern Living has added to my slow cooker repertoire with this selection of, COUNT THEM, 51 slow cooker recipes. This should keep us all out of trouble (& eating well) for awhile!

Slow Cooker Recipes

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!

30 Ideas for School Lunches

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Kids no sooner go back to school than they are already complaining about being bored with the lunches you pack. You go to the grocery store & your kids are begging you to buy those expensive prepared lunch kits. Sigh! Help is at hand! Good Housekeeping has put together 30 ideas for school lunches. That’s enough lunches for over a month, in case you are too tired to do the math! Get ready to pack & amaze!

30 Ideas for School Lunches