Grandma’s Christmas Divinity

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Christmas is a special time of year, full of memories of family and friends. This time of year, smells and flavors take on new meanings, and I’m always ready to get into my kitchen to cook up a few of … Continue reading

Pecan Bars

I made some fabulous pecan bars for a party on the 4th. One of the things I love about this recipe is it’s like having pecan pie, but doesn’t require as much effort to make or eat. I found this … Continue reading

Things I Learned from Alton Brown

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I love making food, especially this time of year.  It’s a time when vacation gives me the opportunity to spend as much of the day as I want in the kitchen, and no one complains that I want to use … Continue reading

Easter Blossoms

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These flowers are a fun and colorful way to celebrate the spring holiday. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (must be butter), softened 1 3-ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

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I love thumbprint cookies, and these Poppy Seed Thumbprints are just special enough to make a great treat for Valentine’s Day.  To make them extra special, roll your cookies in sugar before baking. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1-1/2 cups quick rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup almond toffee pieces 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds 1 140oz can sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Heat … Continue reading

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze

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I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have … Continue reading

Spiced Molasses Cookies

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This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season.  I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry.  It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… … Continue reading

Friday Favorites

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There are things that I have always been my favorite – like my husband and mint chocolate chip ice cream.  But, it doesn’t hurt to add a few things to my favorites list every now and then.  Here are a … Continue reading