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Chess Pie – Pecan Pie’s No Nut Cousin

Chess pie from Food 52

If you’re still trying to decide which desserts to whip up for the holiday feasting ahead, and are not a nut fan, then we 100% endorse this amazingly decadent and addictively delicious, Chess Pie recipe. All the ooey-gooeiness of a pecan pie but no nuts. It’s a

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

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Homemade vanilla extract is one of the easiest to make and most used ingredients you’ll ever have in your cupboard! Two items is all it takes; vanilla bean & liquor, plus a little patience for it to age into perfection. Below you’ll find three simple yet delicious

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Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

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Looking for a delicious and healthy-ish recipe to treat morning guests for the holiday season? Then try this mouthwatering, sweet, make ahead breakfast casserole!                     Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole Ingredients: – Vegetable oil cooking spray – 10 ounces

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New Thanksgiving Side Dish Favorite – Twice Baked Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Twice Baked Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

We have a new favorite side dish for Thanksgiving your family is going to love ! And if you’re starting some thanksgiving dinner planning and prep today and wondering how you are going to cook everything on one stove… Don’t stress !! Get out your crockpot and

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Homemade No-Cook Applesauce


This delicious no-cook, homemade applesauce is an easy and healthy way to use up excess apples and have on hand a delicious dessert that also can be a tasty ingredient in so many other recipes! The true secret to this is good old fashioned fermentation! Once you

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Dry Brined Turkey

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We talk about ‘brining’ alot around turkey season and love our Bird Brine mix but we have found a new love that we had to share with you, Dry Brining !! Brining your turkey is a preparation method of using salt to retain moisture in your bird,

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Thanksgiving Tips To Be Thankful For – EMAIL NEWS


 We’re sharing tips & tricks & some recipes to make your Thanksgiving even more delicious! Yes you can freeze your pies, and what a great time saver idea! Fruit Pies Fruit pies, like apple and cherry freeze in their raw state very well but be mindful that

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Bacon Jam Sweet Potatoes

Shake it up this Thanksgiving with familiar flavors paired together for an unforgettable (and easy to prepare) side dish. These Bacon Jam Twice-Baked Potatoes are one part nostalgia and one part something new- but its BACON! Bake sweet potatoes until done. Cool for 30 minutes, cut in

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Pumpkin Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies


                  What is Pumpkin Butter? Probably one of our top questions this time of year! Like it’s more popular ‘cousin’ Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter is a sweet rich fruit spread that actually has many more uses than just for

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Venison Stew

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Venison Stew is a perfect way to warm up your winter evenings as well as use up all the bounty your hunter is bringing in from deer season adventures! The following recipe not only is flavorful but you’ll find even those not a fan of ‘wild’ game,

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Homemade Jerky Recipe & Tips For Cure Quick Use


Beef jerky has been the American carnivore favorite since the times of the first pioneers, and there are as many different versions and recipes for jerky as there are flavor profiles. Here are a few tips for making your own, including links to our Deer Seasoning, Jerky

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Turkey, Venison & Spice – Oh My! EMAIL NEWS

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Mini Bread Pudding – Bites of Heaven

Mini Bread Puddings from Dessert For Two

These mini bites of heaven are perfect for long lazy Sunday mornings as well as for when guests are staying over for the holidays! It’s amazing how such simple ingredients can combine to make such amazing treats. We loved this recipe from Dessert For Two , and did

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Crockpot Kalua Pork

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Kalua pork has been centerpiece of Hawaiian feasts for centuries. Kalua means “to cook in an underground oven” which is not the most practical methods of cooking for your family but you CAN get the same delicious results with our long time favorite crockpot version of Kalua

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Autumn Apple Nog – Fall Party Punch !

Autumn Apple Nog

Halloween officially kicks off the fall/winter party scene and this NO-EGG Autumn Apple Nog will be the perfect warm cup of deliciousness to serve up on those chilly winter nights! With a only a few surprising ingredients and so simple to make your family will love having

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Shrunken Apple Heads – Halloween Food Fun !

Martha Stewart's Halloween Shrunken Apple Heads

Halloween food fun at it’s spookiest with this simple & creative floating shrunken apple heads! We love this recipe from one of our favorite food & party guru’s Martha Stewart.  This recipe could easily be cut in half and serve your family for a smaller Halloween night

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

This savory Pumpkin Hummus recipe will be the perfect party food for all your Halloween parties, bonfires & hayrides happening this weekend! It will also be a yummy holiday feast snack food for Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Simple to make, nutritious and delicious! Stop in and

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Sweet & Savory Fall Flavors – EMAIL NEWS

Stuffed Pumpkin

Apples, pumpkins, nutmeg, warm sips of creamy yumminess: all reasons to love fall and all features in this week’s Olde Town Spice Shoppe email!   The aroma and taste of nutmeg are as autumnal as falling leaves & warm sweaters. Nutmeg is a versatile and fabulous spice

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Spiced Coffee

Spiced Coffee

Homemade spiced coffee is much easier than you probably think and it’s definitely more cost effective than stopping into the coffee shop every morning! Simply by adding spice into your fresh grounds , you’ll get the same tasty warm fall flavors! Just add 1 tsp of your

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Pumpkin Seeds: Sugar & Spice and Oh So Nice!

Pumpkin Seeds

It’s pumpkin carving time!! And what to do with all those pumpkin seeds??? Growing up we’d pick a Sunday before Halloween and spend the afternoon making a mess out back carving pumpkins (fun for us but messy for mom ??) I always wanted Mom to ‘cook’ the

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