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Homemade Beef Stew On This Cozy Winter Day

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Homemade Beef Stew On This Cozy Winter Day

Beef Stew By: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier Makes 8 Servings 3 Tablespoons olive oil              4 Cups beef broth                  Freshly ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon butter                  1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce 4 new potatoes, quartered 2 Lbs beef stew meat               2 Tbls tomato paste           4 Carrots,unpeeled,rough sliced 1 Med. onion, diced                  1/2 Tsp. paprika    ...

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Too Cold Outside...So Let's Cook!

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Too Cold Outside...So Let's Cook!

We have had some Arctic air come through the Pacific Northwest and it is just too darn cold to do anything.  The sun is out but temps have been as high as 5-18 degrees and feels like -2.  I braved the long Christmas shopping lines at Target yesterday. Today I decided we should store up on groceries so we don't have to go out into the crowds for awhile. In some ways I kind of felt like a squirrel storing up for the winter with the items in my cart. Not because of the worry that food might run out...

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Apple Pie...Oh My!

Apple Pie...Oh My!

I was craving apple pie recently and all the wonderful holiday spices that go into a delish apple pie.  Plus I had this adorable apple pie dish that I have been waiting to use since Spring!  I started to look through my cookbooks and couldn't find an apple pie recipe that inspired me. Then I pulled out my tried-and-true The Fannie Farmer Cookbook my mom swears by for all things cooking.  Sure enough it had the perfect apple pie recipe that I was looking for.        My mother gave this cookbook to me when I graduated from high school with...

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Fall Is Here...Let The Cooking Begin!

Cooking Fall JG Rural Living Pacific Northwest The Crimson Spoon Washington State University

Fall Is Here...Let The Cooking Begin!

I love the Fall for many reasons. My favorite words come to mind when I think of Fall for instance; warm, cozy, plaid, fireplaces, cooking comfort dishes, slippers, cool nights and the best Fall colors outside. The Pacific Northwest landscape sure gives a show during the Fall in preparation for Winter. Living in Eastern Washington, we get to experience four mild seasons. The perfect versions of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter one could ask for. Spring offers warmer days, beautiful flowers and anticipation for the dry summer soon to come.  Summers can reach well over 100 degrees! The long summer...

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Summer into Fall

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Summer into Fall

The weather is starting to change and is one of my favorite times of year.  The warm days and cool, crisp air at night make you want to get that cozy blanket out and you know that pumpkin spice yummy-goodness is just around the corner. At the same time, preparing your outdoor spaces for fall can be just as rewarding.  I like to squeak out one more season of cute decor or plants around the house before we all go into hibernation. Now is the time to go to your local garden centers or home stores and scan through their...

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