Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Favorite Thanksgiving recipes | Happy Simple Living blog

  Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving week! Will you be hosting dinner, or perhaps bringing a dish to share? Or will you be enjoying a quiet celebration? My newly-married niece and …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Corn, Jack, Bacon and Beer Chowder Recipe

Corn Bacon Chowder | #souprecipes #comfortfood #baconrecipes

  Dear friends, Now that autumn is really here in Colorado, I’m back in the kitchen craving comfort food like soul-soothing soups. This rich chowder is one of my favorite …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Red Currant Honey Iced Tea

Red Currant Iced Tea | #icedtea #currantrecipes #beverages #sweettea

Dear friends,

It’s currant season here in Colorado, and the red berries are ripe and ready to be picked. The berries are mouth-puckeringly tart, which creates a fun challenge when it comes figuring out ways to prepare them.

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Easy Crock Pot Carnitas Recipe

Crock Pot Carnitas #carnitas #easyrecipes #crockpot #crockpotrecipes

  Dear friends, The Crock Pot is great for summer cooking. I love being able to prepare dinner early on a hot day and let it cook away while the …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

Bacon Macaroni Salad | #bacon #macaronisalad

  Dear friends, Last week I posted about a special giveaway for an advance copy of my new cookbook, Bacon Beans and Beer┬áthat will be released next month. I asked …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Mini Cheese Balls with Pretzel Stick Skewers

  Dear friends, You might think I’m making this up, but TODAY – April 17th – is National Cheese Ball Day! Perhaps, like me, you have conflicted feelings about cheese …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Small Bites for the Big Game

artichoke cheese wontons

  Dear friends, If you’re looking for easy appetizers for a Super Bowl party or casual gathering, we’ve got you covered. These three hors d’oeuvre recipes each have elements that …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Make Your Own Homemade Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce recipe

Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving week! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and as we count down to the big day I wanted to share one of my favorite easy …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

May I Offer You Pumpkin Spice Pancakes?

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Dear friends, Has autumn arrived yet in your area? We had a big cool-off here in Colorado this weekend, and it was the perfect excuse to cook a batch of …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.