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Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies with Cranberry Orange Jam

I start making gingerbread cookies before Thanksgiving (I save the gingerbread men however until December). Gingerbread cookies make the house smell amazing and just feels like fall to me….. Gingerbread Thumbprints with Cranberry Orange Jam For the Gingerbread: 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup […]

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Kicked up S’mores

  These days, it seems like everyone has a fire pit of some sort or another.  Making S’mores has gone from an event to a weekend staple.   While I know most everyone loves the traditional s’more, I’m thinking there are a few people who may be  tiring of the same old marshmallow  and chocolate […]

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Bourbon Marshmallows

Bourbon Marshmallows 3 ½ envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand is good) ½ cup cold bourbon ½ cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large egg whites 1 tablespoon vanilla extract   Oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan (I lined my pan with parchment paper, […]

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Perfect Dessert for Your Labor Day Picnic!

  Earlier this week I found myself  going through a box of my mom’s recipes.  This box is full of dishes she made and ones she wanted too make, as well as menu’s from gatherings past.   I miss her every day but,  even more around holidays as together we would always create such delicious menu’s […]

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Rustic Lentil Soup

  Soup is one of my favorite things to make especially if I’m mulling something over.  The rhythm of the chopping, stirring  and the sprinkling  allows me to work through issues in my head.  Many a decision  has been made in my kitchen over a simmering pot of soup. Try it, let me know how […]

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Mini Comfort Food

  Mini Meatloafs Granted, not my best photo but, so what, when the meatloaf is this good, I was lucky to have time to take a photo! Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 3 cups chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1/3 canned […]

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Recipe for Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta

I love most anything served over polenta but, this sauce I often find myself eating right out of the pot!  The aroma that will hit you when you enter the kitchen after this sauce has been simmering in the oven is like no other.  Enjoy! xo Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta Ingredients: 5 lbs trimmed […]

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Frittata’s – Perfect for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! I love a good frittata.    I like creating different versions, mixing and matching different herbs, vegetables  and cheeses to achieve the flavors of different cuisines.  This recipe is a simple and tasty blend of some of my favorite ingredients. If you don’t have a frittata pan […]

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Toaster Treats!

Homemade Strawberry “Pop -Tarts” These are positively addicting!  Flaky pastry crust, strawberry  preserves,  and powdered sugar-definitely worth the effort.  Sadly, this recipe only makes 8 of these tasty toaster treats but, if you have the ingredients out you can always make more batches.  You’ll need them! Strawberry “Pop- Tarts” 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all […]

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Pasta Alla Carbonara

  Hearty and Homey Pasta Dinner This dish is what  pasta dishes always aspire to be, simple,  and so delicious you can’t stop eating it!   Serve this with a green salad and a piece of crusty bread …..a glass of red wine couldn’t hurt either. xo Pasta Alla Carbonara 3 eggs at room temperature […]

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