What’s in that Bag of Halloween Candy?

What's in that Bag of Halloween Candy? If you have kids, there is a good chance that there is a large bag on Halloween candy coming to your house tonight. And, even if you don’t have kids, you may have leftovers from handing it out. First, let me say that this is not an anti-Halloween or anti-candy post. Steve’s favorite holiday is Halloween and there is a whole bag of each of the candies you see in the photo just waiting to be handed out to those willing to walk by all of his scary decorations. I’m just saying that you should know what you are eating and feeding your kids before you do it, so that you can make your own decision about how much and how often. Right now, I have managed to open all the bags – do you know how that smells? – and take pictures without eating even one. Ok, I might not make it too much longer, and I did hide away one of each of my favorites, but so far, no candy…. 

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Pumpkin Pie and How to Roast a Pumpkin in Your Crockpot with Sugar-Free Option

Pumpkin Pie with A Sugar-Free Option Plus HOw to Roast A Pumpkin in Your Crockpot

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I have noticed a serious lack of actual traditional pumpkin pie recipes out there. I mean there is a whole lot of everything else pumpkin – just not pie. For this pie, I roasted my own pumpkin in the crockpot. You can use canned pumpkin if you want,… 

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5 Great Chili Recipes for Halloween for Man Food Mondays

PicMonkey Chilli Collage

Chili is one of the easiest things to cook on a Halloween night.  These are 5 Great chili recipes that we have offered up through out the year. Our favorite Chili recipe is the one called Dracula’s Bane. I created it  few years back when we were having guests over for Halloween night. I have made… 

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Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

I think gingerbread is one of those fall/winter flavors that sometimes gets neglected. I have to say it was never really a love of mine until I briefly went to college in Winston-Salem. In Old Salem there is a restaurant called the Tavern, which, at least way back when I was there, served gingerbread with… 

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is just about the ultimate comfort food. It has finally cooled off here, and the day I made this soup it was cool and rainy. Nothing seemed quite right to cook for dinner that night until I opened a magazine and saw an advertisement for canned chicken noodle soup.  Now, I didn’t… 

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Crockpot Red Beans and Rice

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice Recipe

This recipe for Crockpot Red Beans and Rice is another recipe from my grandmother. I really have no idea how authentic it is, but it is something that she loved to make, and we all loved to eat.  I followed her recipe exactly with two exceptions. First, I did use turkey smoked sausage, which I… 

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