Author Archives: Cluttercafe

About Cluttercafe

Wife to a great guy. Mom to two active, wonderful kids. Full time working woman trying to keep it all together.

Perfectly Roasted Turkey

There are so many different ways to cook a turkey. Stuffed or not stuffed. Brine or no brine. Roasted. Fried. You name it. I always get my bird and stuffing at the local turkey farm. I love their stuffing. Honestly, … Continue reading

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The Best Beef Stew

The weather is getting cold and I don’t know about you, but I need hot food! Salads just don’t cut it for me when it’s chilly. I need something warm and satisfying. I hate to use the term “comfort food” … Continue reading

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Crockpot Applesauce

Fall in New England is all about apple picking. We head out to the orchards to pick, trying every type of apple at least once. Then we hop on a tractor and head to the barn to stuff ourselves even … Continue reading

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October in a nutshell

The first week of October started fairly normal. The weather was unseasonably warm and the trees were gorgeous. Fall is by far my most favorite time of the year. Then came Sunday, October 5th. Where it all turned to crap.Pull up … Continue reading

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Barbecue Chicken & Vegetable Skewers

This is one of those recipes that that is so simple you wonder how haven’t made them before. Now I think we’ve all made some variation of grilled meat and vegetables on a stick, right? But these are different. These … Continue reading

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All About That Bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it Like I’m supposed to do ‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase And all the right junk in all the … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookie Bars

As you know, I’m always looking for a simple, yummy, sweetie to throw in lunch boxes. These were super simple, quick, delicious and oh so pretty. I can’t wait to frost some with purple, orange and green for Halloween. This … Continue reading

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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

These have been my salvation since making every attempt to eat better foods and cut out some of the sugar and processed crap in my diet. I don’t know about you, but for me 4:00 p.m. is the witching hour. … Continue reading

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Fantasy Football

Sunday night I got a big kiss goodbye from my husband. No he isn’t going on a trip. He’s not moving to Paraguay or “going out for the milk”. It’s football season. All you football widows (and widowers) know what … Continue reading

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It’s In The Mix! Bob’s 10 Grain Bread Mix

I’ve got a confession. Sometimes I use mixes. Yup. There I said it. I do. If a recipe has more than 5 or 6 ingredients to measure out, it usually ends up back in the recipe box. I hate measuring … Continue reading

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