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Author: Kathleen Smith

PRETZEL SNOWMEN

Do you want to build a snowman? Well, you don’t have to wait on the white stuff to fall from the sky! These crispy, chocolaty Pretzel Snowmen come together with just a touch of frosting and a little imagination. “Dreaming” of a white Christmas is all some of us can do in the southern, sunny U.S. We’re more likely to need the air conditioner during the holidays than to be outside waging warfare with snowballs. These little Pretzel Snowmen definitely take less time than putting together a three-tiered frosty friend, plus you can do it without mittens and scarves....

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Beer Brats Recipe

Fire up the grill and pour an extra pint for these amazing Beer Brats! Crispy, grilled sausages infused with caramelized onions, mustard, and your favorite foam-topped brew are serious beer business and make some seriously tasty fall eats. We all love dynamic duos like Batman and Robin, Lennon and McCartney, and my favorite, Ben and Jerry, but there are lots of culinary couplings that make our tasty world go ‘round too: peanut butter and chocolate, macaroni and cheese, and beer and brats. Sure, you can enjoy a tasty grilled sausage with an icy pint of your favorite brew, but...

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Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

Leaves are falling (or at least tourists are dwindling here in California), so it must be fall! This simple but satisfying, hearty Beef and Tomato Macaroni soup will be a repeat visitor to your dining table when the temperatures drop and appetites grow. Time savers equals life savers in the kitchen, and a big pot of warm, soul-soothing soup is one of my fall favorites. Most soups take minimal effort to put together with maximum flavor payoff, plus there are usually plenty of leftovers to dip into throughout the week between football practice, or shopping, or building Pinterest pages...

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Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Beer and cheese? Yes, please! Skip the queso and make my Beer Cheese Dip for your next party. Warm cheddar infused with your favorite malted beverage and spicy seasonings makes short work of soft pretzels and shoves any thoughts of moderation out the window. If you have little ones in your family, you know Halloween is arguably the most anticipated holiday of the year. Kiddos seem to look forward to sacks of candy even more than that guy with the red hat who visits in December! Adults look forward to October too, though it’s not candy that entices us. It’s...

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Haluski Recipe

Peppery cabbage is the star of Haluski – a hearty, one-pot meal full of that tender crucifer, sweet onions, and a double whammy of crispy bacon and tender kielbasa ll mingling with chewy egg noodles. I love a good kitchen gadget, but I generally steer clear of one-show ponies with very specific, limited uses (except for that countertop cupcake maker because, hello, cupcakes!). I’d rather invest my money and counter space in versatile appliances that can do double- or even triple-duty around my kitchen. This search for versatility extends to cooking ingredients too. We’ve all brought home some specialized ingredient, something...

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