Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you’re anything like me, your spice drawer is overflowing at.all.times. I am always starved for space in the spice drawer, so I often have what I need in order to make spice blends at home. Pumpkin Pie Spice is the perfect example. Don’t buy it! I promise you have everything on hand if you’ve made anything for Thanksgiving like, ever.

You can double, triple, quadruple this recipe to accommodate your fall baking needs.

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Olive Oil Tomato Sauce

olive oil tomato sauce10 | Bites of Bri

A few weeks ago, my garden’s tomato crop was thriving and I was looking to find a way to use all of the tomatoes produced. In the past I haven’t had too much patience luck waiting for the big tomatoes to grow, so I usually go for the smaller varieties which are easier to grow. I love a good tomato sauce more than any other sauce in the world. Fresh summer tomatoes combined with garlic, olive oil, and basil? Sign me up!

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Farro with Tomatoes and Basil

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Guys, I need to be honest about something. The great grains are intimidating. As in, I am never sure whether or not I am going to like them. In the past I have judged some of them by name and some by look. I’ve even avoided some of them altogether. But now, I don’t think I can do that anymore. You see, Deb over at Smitten Kitchen posted a similar recipe a few weeks ago and it was finally incentive to broaden my horizons and try farro.

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