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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: October 2018, Week 3

Here's your meal plan for October Week 3! We've got loads of freezer-friendly meals, like Pumpkin Chili and Pesto Lasagna, so you can stock up for the busy months ahead.

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6 Cozy Fall Casseroles

Cozy fall casseroles are the perfect excuse to stay in tonight! From Buffalo Chicken Lasagna to Chili Mac and Cheese, we’re lining up a few of our faves in partnership with Castello Cheese.

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Pumpkin Biscotti

Easy pumpkin biscotti recipe. Crunchy biscotti cookies, perfect for coffee-dipping! Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

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Roast Chicken with Carrots

Roast Chicken with Carrots, roasted whole chicken in an oven-proof skillet, surrounded by carrots and garlic, and stuffed with lemon and thyme.

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How to Cook Chicken in the Pressure Cooker

Need chicken fast? The pressure cooker is the way to go! This method is fast, simple, and fool proof. Keep the seasoning simple or mix it up depending on how you're serving the chicken.

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How to Cook Frozen Chicken in the Pressure Cooker

Yes, you can take frozen chicken directly from the freezer and cook it in the pressure cooker! Just add some water, turn it on, and let it cook. Dinner is on the way.

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Whole Wheat Bread

Making whole wheat bread at home isn't hard at all! This recipe uses whole wheat flour and bread flour makes for a really satisfying crumb that holds up well to sandwiches and toast.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls

We love roasted sweet potatoes, especially in grain bowls like this one! Combine with quinoa, and top with avocado for a quick, one-bowl vegetarian meal.

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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: October 2018, Week 2

Here's your meal plan for October Week 2! We've got easy Veggie Fried Rice, Pasta a la Vodka with Shrimp, Chicken Adobo, and more!

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Pressure Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Perfectly cooked steel cut oats in the pressure cooker? Yes, please! Cooked with apples and cinnamon, this recipe is a great breakfast for chilly fall days.

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Sous Vide Fish Tacos with Fall Apple Slaw

Sous vide cooking guarantees fish that's perfectly cooked – never underdone or overdone. And what better way to show it off than in a round of fish tacos?!

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Broccoli and Cheddar Quesadillas

Welcome to Eat Your Food! It's our recipe column with real meals for real kids. This broccoli and cheddar quesadilla may just make a believer out of your kids—and the spicy pico de gallo keeps it interesting for adventurous kids and adults alike.

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4 Emergency Meals You Can Make No Matter What is In Your Fridge

If the pantry and fridge look bare, don't worry. There's always something you can make for dinner. Here are 4 emergency meals you can make no matter how slim the pickings look!

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Smoky Vegan Lentil Stew

Two ingredients—smoked salt and smoked paprika—can make a big flavor change in this smoky vegan lentil stew. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

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How to Make an Omelet

Never fear! Making an omelet at home is not difficult. With a few basic steps and a flip of the wrist you can pull this off in minutes. Fill it with whatever you have on hand—it's a great way to use up leftovers!

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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

If you're a fan of soft and cakey Lofthouse-style sugar cookies, then this is the recipe for you! Add a generous layer of frosting and some rainbow sprinkles, and these cookies are ready for a party.

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Sweet Potato White Bean Dip

Sweet potatoes are so versatile—they work beautifully in a dip! This sweet-smoky dip with white beans and chipotle peppers is great with chips, pita, veggies, and crackers.

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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: October 2018, Week 1

Here's your meal plan for October Week 1! We've got Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff, Stuffed Pork Chops, Mushroom Barley Soup, and MORE!

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How to Make Rice in the Pressure Cooker

Rice in the pressure cooker? Yes, it works! This is the most reliable, fool proof way to make fluffy rice that we know.

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How to Freeze and Reheat Rice

Frozen rice is so convenient for weeknight meals, but there's no need to buy it at the store! It's easy to do yourself at home. Here are instructions for freezing, reheating, and using homemade rice.

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Caponata

This Eggplant Caponata is a delicious Italian relish made with eggplant, onions, garlic, tomatoes, pine nuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. Perfect spread for bread or a dip for breadsticks!

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Sous Vide Cheesecake in Jars

Foolproof cheesecake, cooked sous vide? Yes, please! The best part of this dessert is that you can make it ahead of time, chill it in the fridge, and have individual servings of cheesecake at your disposal.

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Sous Vide and Food Safety: What To Know

Is it safe to cook foods sous vide? Can you really cook in plastic bags? If you're curious about sous vide cooking, but have concerns about its safety, read on! We answer all your most urgent questions.

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Our 12 Favorite Cookie Recipes to Make in the Fall

Are you ready for baking season? It's starting soon. We've got a dozen cookie recipes to get you all ready. Time to soften the butter and bring those eggs to room temperature!

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Creamy Polenta with White Beans and Roasted Broccoli

White beans and nutritional yeast give this polenta a creamy and cheesy taste, without the dairy. Add some roasted broccoli and a drizzle of chili oil, and you've got an easy, filling meat-free dinner!

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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies taste just like Tate’s Bakeshop Cookies from the bright green bag! It's all about baking your cookies low and slow.

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Bagel Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese

Take your favorite egg and cheese bagel sandwich and turn it into a make-ahead breakfast casserole instead! This breakfast bake is an easy crowd-pleaser.

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Apple Pie

The Best Homemade Apple Pie! With a flaky, buttery crust and an apple pie filling with sliced apples, sugar, spices, and vanilla

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Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago.

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