Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Footballs

Fall is in the air and I love that football games bring together my friends and family. These kettle corn popcorn balls are easy-to-make and have a hint of fall flavors, including pumpkin spice! In addition, you can shape your popcorn balls into footballs to bring something extra to your next tailgate.

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Pumpkin truffles

If you are looking for the perfect fall dessert that will wow your guests, check out these Pumpkin Truffles. They take three ingredients: pumpkin butter, cream cheese and vanilla wafers, then top with melted white chocolate and a pretzel stick for a stem. They taste like pumpkin and they'll have a cute pumpkin look to them

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Grilled Corn Creamy Avocado Slaw

This summer salad brings together great flavors, colors and textures. Sweet corn is a favorite at our house and it's even more fun when it comes from a friends farm. Plus, sweet corn is even better when in it's in season. Around here, eastern Kansas, that's usually July and early August. To get the most out of this salad, grab produce from the garden, the local farmers' market, or make sure it's in season. It is sure to be a hit at your next get together!

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Kansas girl's carne mechada aka shredded beef

While I grew up in a community that had excellent Mexican food I had not tried many dishes from other Latin American countries. Well that changed when I started dating a Venezuelan. We didn't have any Venezuelan restaurants where we were living so he took me out for Cuban food. The next closest thing, and I loved it! Not too long after, his mom was visiting. She took me under her wing and taught this Kansas girl how to make the main element in the Venezuelan national dish.

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Crunchy Jicama and Kohlrabi Coleslaw

I wanted to experiment with two different vegetables, jicama and kohlrabi. I had heard great things about their texture and flavor, so I thought I'd make a summer slaw. This slaw has a twist, because I'm not the biggest fan of cabbage or mayonnaise, so I mixed it up and the carrots still give you some color! Jicama is used often in Mexican cooking, so I thought it would be fun to put a Latin twist on this dish.

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Reaping your bounty from the local produce farmer

One difference in shopping at a farmers market or a CSA, is most likely the greens, veggies or fruits, will be what I call, straight off the farm. So, not every asparagus will look the same, or be the same size, everything will need a good washing and the beets may still have dirt on them. However, I know that means they are fresh. This all being considered, I've come up with five tips on ensuring you are maximizing your produce bounty and not being wasteful.

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Sweet Hawaiian roll bread pudding

I have always loved bread pudding as it was a quick go-to dessert recipe in our house growing up. I believe it comes from my English and Welch roots. I've learned now as the grocery shopper for the house, it's always a great way to use up bread and milk before they go bad. That being said, I have to admit that this recipe was set off by a craving when I was shopping and spotted the hawaiian rolls. They are just so good

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