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Spoonful of wild rice dressing

Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing

We call this wild rice “stuffing” in my house. Really, it’s a classic wild rice casserole made in the traditional Minnesota way complete with pork sausage, water chestnuts, and egg. I use canned wild rice and ready-to-serve brown rice to keep it easy! This wild rice dish makes appearances at many Minnesota homes during the

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Creamy and flavorful, this is a perfect bowl of mashed cauliflower

Perfect Mashed Cauliflower

This mashed cauliflower recipe makes the most perfect, creamy, flavorful batch of mashed cauliflower you’ll ever make. All in one pot, this recipe will be a favorite your family asks for again and again!

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Turkey Tenderloin Skillet Dinner

Turkey tenderloin, stuffing, green beans, onion, and fresh herbs in one pan from stovetop to oven to your table! Tender turkey tenderloin is baked up with stuffing, fresh green beans (or frozen), and delicious fresh herbs and onions for the ultimate skillet dinner!

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How to Make the Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Until I was an adult I thought cranberry sauce came shaped like a tin can and had ridges in it. I most likely had homemade cranberry sauce somewhere and didn’t realize what it was. My brain would have processed it as coming from a different brand of canned stuff. That was all I knew. This isn’t that. But it is almost as easy!

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Bacon Jam

If you have never heard of bacon jam you are in for the treat of all treats today! Bacon jam is little bits of bacon and onion simmered up with brown sugar, sherry wine, and fresh thyme.

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Pumpkin Poke Cake with cream cheese and caramel

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake

Topped with a cream cheese frosting and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce, this pumpkin poke cake is the absolute BEST, most decadent fall dessert. You’ll fall in love with the creamy frosting, sweet caramel, and pumpkin cake.

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homemade Carrot Dog Treats

Homemade Carrot Dog Treats

Y’all, I can’t make yummy treats only for the humans in my family! My pups need the best and yummiest treats, too. We used to go through a fair amount of treats each month but I’ve been making more and more of the treats homemade and saving! Not only am I saving cash, they are

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old-fashioned coconut cream pie

the BEST Old-fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

This is the BEST homemade Coconut Cream Pie you’ll ever have. Old-fashioned coconut cream filling with an easy and amazing graham cracker crust. This is the recipe you’ll be making again and again. Be prepared to be asked to bring this pie to everything! This is an easy custard based coconut cream pie with the

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easy Jalapeno-Pineapple Ham Recipe

A crazy simple recipe for brown sugar glazed ham with sweet pineapple and spicy jalapeno. You’ll be finding every excuse to bake up this ham. Our family’s favorite ham recipe (we serve this up with Whiskey Glazed Brown Sugar Carrots)! This is a ham recipe I love using and recently made up for my family.

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Whiskey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Baby carrots in a sweet brown sugar and whiskey glaze are the BEST side dish. Super easy to make and the bourbon adds a subtle lift to the traditional glazed carrots recipe. You’ll love it!

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Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bites

These little bites are basically the BEST thing you can make this holiday season. Mini pumpkin pies with pecans on top. So simple, sooo cute, and sooo delicious! Like really, try them!!

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Apple & Pear Pie

Spiced Pear & Apple Pie

This is a delicious fall pie full of sliced pears, apples, spices, and flavor! This uses a classic homemade pie filling and amps up the flavor with sweet pears and spices. My personal favorite pie recipe! It feels like a warm hug!

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Brandy Apple Pie

Wade’s Brandy Apple Crumble Pie

This pie, from my daughter’s boyfriend Wade, is the PERFECT fall apple pie! Brandy is the secret for this delicious, tender, and full of flavor Brandy Apple Crumble Pie that you’ll want to make this weekend. Your insides will be warmed with every bite!

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Dark Chocolate Satin pie is like a French Silk Pie but richer, made with decadent dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Satin Pie

A decadent, rich Dark Chocolate Satin Pie. Similar to a French Silk Pie but made with dark chocolate resulting in a richer, more decadent filling. So good! You probably aren’t watching my Facebook Live’s over on The NellieBellie Kitchen page like a crazy person. So, you probably didn’t see the FB live in which I

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easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

An easy, creamy, and delicious Banana Cream Pie. This recipe uses bananas, vanilla pudding, and whipped topping for a classic, old-fashioned, full-of-flavor family favorite. My neighbor said that this was the one of the best pies he’s had “and he has had a lot of pie”, in his words. High praise, indeed. Although, I often

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Grandma’s BEST Pie Crust

Grandma’s BEST pie crust has a bit of a modern update with the use of the food processor. But, the combo of butter and lard (or shortening) still gives the most tender and flaky crust you can get! Like, srsly. BEST!

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tips for making the perfect pie crust

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

I do NOT want anyone to read this list of tips for making the perfect pie crust and run away from baking a pie, for themselves. Use these tips if you are the type of person that needs all the information before you do any of the things. Those of you that want to just

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Thanksgiving Sandwich. A tasty way to eat the holiday favorites all year long!

Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich

Is there anything better than a great big Thanksgiving meal? We think so. Leftovers. In our opinion, the leftovers beat the main meal and we are sure to make far more food then needed simply to be sure that we have plenty of leftovers to make my Grandma’s Turkey Crescent Rolls and these fun sandwiches…

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Old-fashioned Buttermilk Pie

This old-fashioned buttermilk pie is smooth and creamy. Easy to make and utterly delicious. Be sure to use the best buttermilk and butter in this recipe!

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Baked Brie and cranberries (in bread bowls)

Anyone that has baked brie knows what a treat this is. If you haven’t yet tried it, do so! It is an easy, delicious, and beautiful appetizer. I know I say to make this for parties and get together s but, the truth is, I make this for football games. And Tuesday nights. It is just too tasty, lovely, and easy to be restricted to special occasions. 

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Crock Pot Creamed Corn from the Timeless Traditions recipe series. Easy to make and utterly decadent!

Crockpot Creamed Corn

Granny Alice and CrockPot Creamed corn. Don’t miss this wonderful story and recipe from Alice Seuffert from Dining With Alice (another MN girl!). You will the warmth from the story AND the recipe. One of our Timeless Traditions recipes.

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Pumpkin Better than Sex cake

Pumpkin Better than Sex Cake

There are loads of easy cake recipes to bring to parties. Some only take 30 minutes, or others only a few simple steps. This Pumpkin Better than Sex cake is not only a few ingredients, but soooo delicious and easy. It doesn’t make sense that this cake works OR that it tastes so delicious. The

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easy Key Lime Pie

This key lime pie recipe is pretty darn close to the classic version Grandma used to make, with a few changes to simplify the recipe and save time.

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homemade Carrot Cake recipe {with cream cheese frosting}

This is the best homemade carrot cake recipe you will ever find. It comes from my Grandma’s recipe box of homemade cake recipes and has been baked so many times I can’t count. In the spring, it is made. For birthday’s, it is made. With cream cheese frosting, as layer cakes, as bars, and even

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Teriyaki Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Paleo & Gluten Free!)

Teriyaki Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Paleo & Gluten Free)

My girl Haley is a genius at budget-friendly recipes that are tasty AND good for your pocketbook. Some of you know that I, too, have been on a cave-man type of diet for several months. So to have her creating recipes focusing on veggies and meats is exciting for me. I can’t wait to see

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pumpkin pie with gingersnap and pecan crumble is easy to make and a lovely fall pie! #recipes #pie #gingersnap #pumpkin

The Pumpkin Gingersnap Pie you never knew you needed!

We have updated the photo and recipe for this pumpkin pie post which first appeared in 2013 (though we left many original photos as well). This recipe is amazing and delicious! We want to bring it back to your attention so you can add it to your fall line-up. It’s easy to make with fantastic results…

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Healthy green bean casserole from NellieBellie #Christmas #greenbeancasserole

Healthier green bean casserole

Green bean casserole is a holiday must-have alongside brown sugar glazed carrots and your favorite stuffing.  The mixture of beans, mushrooms, onions, and delicious creaminess is an expected part of any holiday meal, but the truth is…it is bad for you.  Sure, it has beans.  But it also has a whole ton of cream and

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