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Happy New Year | Top Recipes of 2013

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 2, 2014 · 2 comments

Happy New Year!!! Looking for some new recipes to try in 2014? Take a trip back through Unsophisticook's top 10 posts of 2013 for a little inspiration!

{10} Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

{9} Easy Chicken and Dumplings (like Cracker Barrel!)

{8} Slow Cooker Caramel Sauce

{7} Mini Spinach Quiche

{6} How To Make Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

{5} Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa (better than Chipotle!)

{4} Buffalo Chicken Dip (my fave!)

{3} Homemade Iced Coffee

{2} Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Annnnddddd the most popular Unsophisticook post of 2013 is...

Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
{1} Baked Hard Boiled Eggs -- yields amazingly perfect hard cooked eggs every time and is a fantastic method for making large batches all at once!

Click through for print options on Unsophisticook, or check out my Unsophisticook Recipes board on Pinterest to pin your faves for later!

Did you try one of these recipes this year? Or one that didn't make the top 10? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 26, 2013 · 0 comments

I know it's a little late, but if you're doing some last-minute searching for new Thanksgiving recipes to adorn your Thanksgiving table, I've got a few suggestions!

These are my family's tried and true favorites, and I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does.


These delicious make ahead mashed potatoes can be prepared the night before and baked on Thanksgiving Day!


My family's super simple green bean casserole recipe uses canned green beans and only 3 ingredients total!


Our Thanksgiving meal wouldn't be complete without this creamed corn casserole! You'll want to scrape the dish completely clean to get every last bit of caramelized goodness from the corners.


These stuffing muffins are a fun take on a classic recipe! I love that you can customize them for your guests, plus they're perfectly proportioned for kids and adults alike.


If you only try one new recipe this Thanksgiving, it has to be this cranberry salad. Trust me, it's that good -- definitely not your average ho-hum cranberry side!

And of course our meal wouldn't be complete without a fabulous homemade pumpkin pie. But even if you serve a store bought pie, top it off with a little homemade whipped cream for that special touch!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

If you're feeling really ambitious, try making your own homemade Crisco pie crust -- I promise it's worth the extra effort if you have the time...

What's your favorite recipe to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner?

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Oven Baked Mashed Potatoes {Simple Easter Side}

by Tara Kuczykowski on March 21, 2013 · 0 comments

If you're looking for a great Easter (or anytime) side dish, give these make ahead mashed potatoes a try! Along with my creamed corn casserole, it's one of the most requested side dishes at family gatherings.


My favorite feature of these oven baked mashed potatoes (besides the delicious taste) is that you throw the ingredients together the night before and then refrigerate the potatoes until you're ready to bake them for your meal. Plus the recipe doubles easily for large family gatherings, potlucks, cookouts and more!

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