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National Cookie Day

Posted by on December 2, 2022

Everyone loves cookies! From toddler to old-timer, here in the US we nibble cookies through every season of life, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Nothing beats a cookie fresh from the oven – and did you know that you can simplify the process by starting with a baking mix? It’s true! Tastefully Simple read more »

Oh My Gourd: 9 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Posted by on October 27, 2022

Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin waffles. Pumpkin cheesecake. You name it. Pumpkin season is in full swing. And I, for one, I couldn’t be happier. To all of you who feel the same way, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re showcasing all things pumpkin. So sit back, grab your favorite sweater, and check read more »

Try this Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

All About Apples: 10 Favorite Fall Recipes

Posted by on September 27, 2022

Fall is in the air! And while that means pumpkin season is officially here, there’s another autumn favorite that deserves some serious attention: fresh-picked apples. So crisp. So juicy. So sweet. If you’ve never been apple picking before, I hope you’ll try visiting a local orchard with your family or a few friends this fall. read more »

Budget-Friendly Sweet Ideas

Posted by on September 6, 2022

Hey, friends, if you are looking for fresh, budget-friendly ideas … we have LOADS of them! We just brought back our fantastically fudgy Chocolate Ugly Cake Mix™ this season, and you can save tons of $$ when you bake your own goodies at home instead of buying them at the bakery. And we make it read more »

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Posted by on May 17, 2022

Fresh. Golden. Buttery. Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® has been a beloved best-seller for decades, and it’s one of my family’s all-time favorites. Just add beer and butter. Bake. BOOM. That’s it! Your house will smell divine, and there’s fresh-baked bread on your table in less than an hour. It’s amazing with chili, soups, pastas, you read more »

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE "What's for dessert?"

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE “What’s for dessert?”

Posted by on April 26, 2022

People are passionate about dessert. Helen Keller is credited with the famous quote, “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first,” while famous humorous Erma Bombeck advised, “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” Dessert, it seems, is IMPORTANT. I know when I am preparing read more »

Let’s Roll!

Let’s Roll!

Posted by on April 14, 2022

FACT: Things that are rolled, swirled, twisted or spun are FUN! So today, I’m going to share FIVE bold, rolled (and often extolled!) recipes that bring pinwheel panache to the party. First up–Minnesota Sushi! This adorable appetizer is the stuff of our Scanda-hoovian roots up here in the northland. Ham, cream cheese and pickles are read more »

How to Make Classy Carrot Patch Cupcakes

How to Make Classy Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Posted by on April 7, 2022

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time for new beginnings. When our family moved into our farmhouse a couple years ago, it never really crossed our mind that we’d be living in the middle of nowhere during a pandemic. But there was a surprise in store for us on Easter weekend in read more »

Bring on the Brookies

Bring on the Brookies

Posted by on March 22, 2022

They say less is more. But sometimes more is MORE. Case in point: brookie bars, an inspired combination of fudgy brownies and chewy chocolate chip cookies. Double-decker delicious! Tastefully Simple’s new Ultimate Brookie Bar Mix makes it easy to bake up a batch of these layered treats. There’s ultimate … and then there’s BEYOND ultimate. read more »

A Wee Taste O' Ireland

A Wee Taste O’ Ireland

Posted by on March 10, 2022

Did you know that nearly 10% of Americans claim Irish ancestry? About one-third Irish on my mother’s side, I’ve always loved the culture, and especially the traditional music, of Ireland. The native foods, on the other hand? Apart from potatoes – which I have an apparently genetically-induced obsession for – I’m not very familiar with read more »