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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasting Brussels sprouts in your oven is one sure way to get family members to eat their vegetables. This is my tried and true recipe for oven-roasted Brussels sprouts.    You'll be surprised how fast these Brussels sprouts disappear from the table when you prepare them this way.  I continue to be surprised when family and friends ask me to make them for our gatherings.     Make these for weeknight dinners or special occasion meals.  They are a delicious side dish for any occasion. The Best Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts  The Best Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts One of the keys to super flavorful roasted Brussels Sprouts is preparing them in advance.  This will allow time for the flavor of the onions, garlic, and bacon to blend throughout.   Mix all the ingredients together at least an hour in advance but even the day before will work.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

As the days shorten and the leaves turn do you find yourself wanting to spend more time in your kitchen? Try baking a batch of these chewy oatmeal cookies with a fall twist. These Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies add a taste of fall by switching out raisins for cranberries.  Adding chocolate chips makes a cookie that mixes sweet and tart flavors together that work with the chewy goodness of an oatmeal cookie. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Don't you love the texture of a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie?  I'm not a fan of raisins so I prefer substituting dried cranberries for the raisins you might find in a traditional oatmeal cookie.  Adding semi-sweet chocolate chips pairs well with the tartness of the dried cranberries in these cookies.  Feel free to use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips, if you prefer.

Morning Glory Muffins

Does the weather inspire your cooking? I woke up yesterday at the crack of dawn to a beautiful morning.  The air was still, the sun was rising, and sunlight was breaking through the leaves on the trees in a way that takes your breath away.  Yes, it was a glorious morning, and since I was up I decided to make a batch of Morning Glory Muffins.  I was inspired by the day. Morning Glory Muffins to Start Your Day This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  When you shop using these links I receive compensation that helps support the publishing of this blog. Morning Glory Muffins Morning Glory muffins are chock full of goodness with dried cranberries. carrots, grated apple, coconut, and walnuts.  They are hearty muffins that will remind you of carrot cake.  This recipe makes twelve hearty muffins, full of "good for you" ingredients.  You'll find them to be moist, not too sweet muffins that are perfect with your morning coffee. These muffins will f

DIY Cheap and Effective Rug Cleaning

I like to use area rugs to make my home feel warm and inviting.  Area rugs help absorb noise and add pops of color throughout your home.  While regular vacuuming is important, you'll want to deep clean your rugs periodically, especially if you own pets,  Today I want to show you how I clean my area rugs.  It is a cheap and effective rug cleaning method. How to Clean Your Area Rugs (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience ) Cheap and Effective Rug Cleaning This post will focus on cleaning polypropylene rugs like I have in my front entry hall and wool rugs like I have throughout the rooms in my house.  Polypropylene rugs are workhorses and take a beating. That's why polypropylene is a good choice for the entry location. Good quality wool rugs are also workhorses and my preferred choice for my home.  They can be pricey, making them an investment decision for many. In my experience, good-quality wool rugs can also be cleaned using this method.  Just be