Fall Cookie Recipes

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I LOVE to bake. The hot temperatures of summer stop me from heating up the house even more with heat from the oven! This is one of the reasons I look forward to the cooler weather in Fall. I can once again bake to my heart’s desire. For now, I am looking for new recipes to try. Midwest Living has helped with this collection of Fall cookie recipes, including these incredible caramel apple cookies. Can’t wait!

Autumn Cookies

Betty’s Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas

Betty's Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas

If you have been following this site, you know I LOVE my slow cookers. I love them so much that I have THREE of them! I am always looking for new recipes to try in my slow cooker. Preparing dinner in my slow cookers allows me to make great meals early in the day & then focus on other tasks. too many times in the past, I have gotten wrapped up in what I was doing only to realize it was close to dinnertime & I hadn’t planned anything! Anyway, Betty Crocker offers me (& YOU!) some fabulous recipes to help you plan & prepare meals this Fall. Enjoy!

Betty’s Best Fall Slow-Cooker Ideas

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

15 Pickle Recipes That Will Make Everything You Eat This Summer Taste Better

15 Pickle Recipes That Will Make Everything You Eat This Summer Taste Better

A few weeks ago, I was asking the women in my bible study what sort of classes they would like to take. I explained they didn’t have to be religious or church-oriented. I wanted to know the things they were interested in learning. The answers surprised me. Computer classes, how to use a smart phone, knitting & crocheting & canning, among other things. I am now working to schedule various classes here at our Simple Joy Cottage to meet their needs. Even the canning!

Country Living has provided me with a list of easy pickling recipes for summer, including asparagus, which was specifically mentioned. I really wanted to find a way to help women pickle food without making the process too complicated. If you are a beginner, canning can be intimidating. Plus, many people go overboard, buying dozens of jars & ingredients only to become hot & frustrated after their first attempt. I believe Country Living has taken the stress & fuss out of the process. So, it appears I will be in a pickle this summer… in the best of all possible ways! Enjoy!

Summer Pickles 

25 No-Cook Potluck and Picnic Recipes

25 No-Cook Potluck and Picnic Recipes

I love picnics & potlucks but what really got me about this article from Midwest Living were the words “No-cook.” During the dog days of summer, it’s great to take a break from the heat of the stove with great recipes that require no cooking. This selection should help you through the entire summer, allowing you to not only avoid the stove but to also be able to bring something fresh & new to each of you summer events! Enjoy!

Picnics & Potlucks