Posts by Carin Thumm

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Say it with me: SWEET POTATO CHILI. I cannot express how much I love this recipe – it’s been a favorite meal of mine for years. I will make this and eat in all year round, chili is not just a fall/winter dish in my house. The best part of this recipe is that you toss stuff in a crock pot and walk away, you can even walk away in

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Irish Soda Bread

It’s March. Let me repeat: IT’S MARCH. I mean, when did this happen? I get we’ve made it through January and February … but holy, time flies Batman where’s 2016 gone? Putting my calendar-related panic aside, let’s talk about the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! BRING ON THE GREEN TINTED SHENANIGANS. There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than parades, green beer, cabbage, corned beef, and

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Butterscotch Sauce: A Recipe

Say it with me, folks: BUTTERSCOTCH. I mean, there’s all this talk about how great salted caramel sauce is (and it is), but can we take a step back and bring back the OG in non-chocolate ice cream toppings? That’s right: I’m on a one-woman mission to bring butterscotch back. The best part about butterscotch sauce is the EASE of making it. This is one of those things where, as

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Cherry “Fair” Scones

So, Scones. Plain, filled with berries, or chocolate chips. There’s A LOT to love. My love affair with scones began with a trip to western Washington during “The Puyallup” (aka: the state fair // also it’s pronounced “pew-allup”). If you’ve been to a state fair you are probably familiar with the “things on a stick” category, and if you’re from Iowa you know ALL about the butter cow, but in

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Creamy and Cheesy Broccoli Soup

I live in the Midwest, so I am not a stranger to wacky weather patterns – but the last month, the last month, has been cray-cray. Epic rains and flooding. Snow. Almost 70º weather followed IMMEDAITELY by negative wind-chill days. I just … could you, pretty please, STAHP with the bi-polar weather shifts? I don’t think Mother Nature is going to listen to my pleas, which is why I made

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