It’s spring, which means it’s time to start thinking about your garden and what you want to put in it.  For me, that means thinking about what I want to make with my plants from the garden – and lately I’ve been a big fan of jams and jellies.  Really, this means I need to…

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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 real butter, lard, and 11 pound bars of eating chocolate in my recipes. As you…

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This recipe for Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites.  I absolutely love this soup.  It tastes exactly like the chicken and gnocchi soup at Olive Garden – all creamy and delicious, but I don’t make it very often because Matt isn’t a big soup person.  However, with the cold weather lately, I decided…

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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. Printable Recipe

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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 a cookie press.  Did you know you could use an icing bag with a large…

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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… I think I totally need a new one. I made some Subway style chocolate chip…

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