Fresh Fridays, October 23

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As we head into the season of gratitude and thanks-giving, I wanted to take a moment and remind YOU, how very much I appreciate each of you, my fellow; bakers, cooks, strugglers, messer uppers, and kind-hearted readers. Without you, this blog would not be possible! I am humbled!

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It continues to be a stunning fall here in Colorado, though in between days of horrible smoke from all the fires; please join me in praying for our firefighters to get these horrible fires under control.

Many of you made or downloaded this amazing Sunday Pot Roast recipe last week, and I heard some great things!

I think you are going to love the recipe this week! Autumn’s best dessert — Old Fashioned Apple Crisp (Gluten free/Vegan options). I made it numerous times recently (both gluten free/vegan and regular) and it’s received rave reviews from all who have tried it. Delicious with vanilla ice cream, maybe even homemade?

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And since we’re heading into Halloween, I cannot help but think Chili. This Firecracker Chili is a bit different, spicy, but not hot, with a hint of cinnamon – so delicious and kid friendly (plus hidden veggies)!

Feed your Pirates and Princesses a hearty meal before they head out! And a must to go with it is this simple, but oh-so delicious Buttermilk Cornbread!

Holiday & Christmas Shopping

I know, it seems way too early, but online retailers are anticipating a much busier than normal online shopping season, pushing out delivery times 1-2 weeks. So shop early as they say, plus it’s less stressful!

All of these lists have been carefully curated over the years and they are updated regularly with new items, with price points for every budget.

trending this week
  1. Easy Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
  2. Kentucky Butter Cake
  3. Oven Baked BBQ Beef Brisket (amazing!)
  4. Honey Bourbon Chicken

Have a beautiful week my friends!

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Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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