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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

I woke up craving something pumpkin-y. Okay, so it had to be pumpkin-y and chocolaty. Look, it has been one heck of a week and so I wanted something...

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that one time I cooked on live TV (and survived)

If you would have told me nearly 6 years ago when I started Simply Scratch that I’d be cooking on live TV, I would have laughed in your face....

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Warm Butternut, Kale + Quinoa Salad and Fair Trade Giveaway!

I can hardly believe it’s already October. I want to know what happened to September. I vaguely remember the school year beginning, my birthday and my daughter’s first homecoming… but...

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

Making spice blends has become quite the hobby of mine. I have a drawer full of spices and also a cupboard that is home to roughly 9 different seasoning blends. Most are...

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Lemon Basil Hummus

I almost have as many hummus recipes as I do grilled cheese recipes on this little ol’ blog. What can I say? I’m a fan. As most of us say...

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Carne Asada Tacos

I am a steak loving person. And I’m absolutely 100% with-out-a-doubt in food-love with carne asada. Carne asada basically translates to grilled meat. Typically beef (flank or skirt steak)...

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Cheesy Fried Ham + Potato Breakfast Skillet

I love nothing more than a good skillet breakfast. One skillet filled with all things breakfasty. I save these sort of recipes for when everyone is home, otherwise I’d...

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Hand-Chopped Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Snacks is my middle name. Laurie Snacks McNamara. Yup, that’s me. Give me any snack combo and I’ll happily make a meal out of it. Veggies and dip? Did it....

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Zucchini Carrot Bread

Well, we survived the first week back to school. Getting up at 6 am after a summer of sleeping in until 8 or 9 am for me and 11...

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Easiest Apple Crisp (Ever)

The truth is, I can’t type ‘crisp’ without accidentally typing ‘crispy’. Why? I dunno. But it’s getting on my last nerve. What’s not on my nerves? That caramel sauce....