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Flaky Food Processor Pie Crust

It's pie season. Whether you are making a sweet dessert pie or a savory pie like an asparagus quiche  or chicken pot pie for dinner you will need a pie crust.  I know from talking with friends, family, and co-workers year after year, that making pie crust fills more people than not with dread and fear.  You don't have to be an expert to make pie crust. How to Make Pie Dough with a Food Processor Making Food Processor Pie Dough Making pie dough is not rocket science.  A simple combination of flour, fat, salt, sugar, and water magically comes together to create the foundation for a delectable filling.  What's so hard about that?
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Easiest Creamy Pumpkin Pie

 A pumpkin pie is a uniquely fall dessert.  Most of us only think of pumpkin pie during those few months of the year reserved for all things fall.   Nowadays you can make pumpkin pie any time of year now that canned pumpkin is readily available all year long.   Easy Pumpkin Pie for Fall The spices used in the pumpkin pie filling create a flavor that is for me, uniquely fall. Just gather some cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, and allspice from your pantry.  You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by following this recipe.   

Forgotten Pork Chops-A Skillet Dinner

When I first made this pork chop skillet dinner several years ago I knew it was a winner but never predicted how wildly successful it would be with my readers. Perhaps it is the comfort food combination of pork chops with savory rice.  Or maybe it is the easy one-pan preparation.  Whatever it is, you're sure to love this updated, one-pan, comforting Forgotten Pork Chops dinner.  Pork Chops and Rice with Cream of Mushroom Soup (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  When you purchase through these links I receive a small compensation.)  So you might wonder why I updated the recipe. Like most recipes that are part of my menu rotation, a tweak here or there is customary. I encourage you to do the same.  A tweak here to there will make the recipe your own. 

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

 When chilly fall mornings are calling for a breakfast with fall flavors, you'll love these pumpkin spice pancakes. Imagine the aroma of pumpkin spice from warm, pumpkin-flavored pancakes topped with melting butter and maple syrup.  You want some, don't you? They are easy to make, so grab a can of pumpkin at the store this week and make them when the fall spirit moves you. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for Breakfast These pumpkin spice pancakes mix up quickly and cook up light and tender.  Left-over pancakes freeze well and will heat quickly in your microwave for busy mornings.

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Blend

Does fall make you crave all things pumpkin spice?  Or is it all things pumpkin you crave?  My guess is your cravings are instigated by the aroma and flavors of the spice combination that makes up our traditional pumpkin spice mix. What is that mysterious blend of spices we call pumpkin spice? It is definitely a sign of the fall season and is not just for pumpkin pies. How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Mix

Fresh Garden Tomato Salad

This fresh tomato salad is one of the simplest and most delicious salads you can make.  At my house, we only make this salad at this time of year, when garden-ripened tomatoes are easily available. The Best Tomato Salad The anticipation builds as we watch the tomato plants in my garden grow and mature.  We'll eat this salad as a side dish or as the main event.  Tomatoes are the star ingredient.

Creamy, Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Have you been making a lot of summer salads lately? The hot weather in my part of the country has a lot to do with my salad making. Hot, humid weather makes the prospect of cooking using the oven or stove unpleasant. This cucumber salad makes a cool side dish for a hot summer day. You might even consider making this cucumber salad instead of potato salad for your next picnic or barbecue. It's that good. Crunchy Cucumber Salad   This is not your momma's cucumber salad recipe. I've changed it up, replacing sour cream with mayonnaise, and dill with celery seeds.  I love this version of cucumber salad and trust you will, too.