Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

The Ultimate Oktoberfest Menu

Craving a reason to celebrate between Labor Day and Halloween? Set up a spread of my best Oktoberfest recipes for German food and drink to commemorate the largest “volksfest” or people’s festival in the world.…

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Meet Meggan

Meggan Hill is a classically-trained chef and professional writer. Her detailed tutorials and meticulously-tested recipes bring success and confidence to home cooks everywhere. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Meggan now lives in sunny Southern California.

What’s in Season in September

Harvest time has arrived! Discover the best September fruits and vegetables to add to your farmers market or grocery list this month, then learn how to incorporate these seasonal produce stars in my favorite early-fall…

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Pumpkin Cookies

These easy pumpkin cookies are made with pumpkin puree (fresh or canned), pumpkin spice, and a delicious brown butter frosting. Whether you’re between sips of a Pumpkin Spice Latte or just about to dive into…

55 minutes
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Brandy Apple Cider Slush

Who says all fall cocktail recipes must be warm? My easy and festive Brandy Apple Cider Slush recipe can act as an after-dinner drink and dessert all in one.

10 hours 8 minutes
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Apple Cider Donuts

Overflowing with the flavors of fall, these homemade Apple Cider Donuts are baked, not fried, and then rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture for extra crunch.

1 hour
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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Chicken soup is the epitome of comfort food, and this easy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is among my favorite variations on the theme. Ready in just 40 minutes, this big-batch soup recipe is crowd-pleasing and perfect for meal prep or parties.

40 minutes

The 5 Best Fondue Pots of 2023

When temperatures start to drop and nights at home call for something cozy, fondue is a fun meal that gets the whole family involved. The best fondue pots are the perfect vessels for melting cheese, warming chocolate, or even braising meat — and a great way to turn an ordinary meal into a special culinary experience. 

Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

This homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe comes together in 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s thick, delicious, and perfect on your next salad.

2 minutes