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Santa’s Ginger Cookies

SANTA’S FAVORITE GINGER COOKIES INGREDIENTS • 2 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup molasses • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract SUGAR COATING: • […]

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Moist Apple Cake

MOIST Apple Cake Look out!  This is one of those recipes that tempt you to eat the whole thing yourself!  Plus, super easy to make—no mixer needed.   I have no photo to post because my husband and I ate it so fast I forgot to take a photo!  It reminded us both of coffee cake. […]

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Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

      Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips   These muffins are super moist, tasty, and EASY to make!  I made them last weekend for my grandkids and there were none left!  For an added treat, frost them with cream cheese frosting! Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 […]

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Sheet Pan with Maple Roasted Sausage, Buttercup and Brussels

Sheet Pan with Maple Roasted Sausage, Buttercup and Brussels Ingredients 12 ounces (precooked) smoked sausage or brat of your choice, sliced into 1-inch thick rounds 2 cups cubed buttercup squash, 1 inch cubes 2 cups halved brussels sprouts ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper.  Add other seasoning if you will.  I use Mrs. Dash for my pepper   Instructions Preheat […]

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Easy Fried Zucchini Cakes

2 smallish zucchinis 2 carrots 1 onion Salt, pepper and spices to taste.  This will give it some zip, so don’t be afraid to spice it up. 4 Tbsp. flour, cracker crumbs, or bread crumbs or a combination.  4 Tbsp. May not be enough if the mixture gets juicy from the Zucchini moisture. 2-4 eggs(number […]

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Blueberry Zucchini (Bundt) Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  Blueberry Zucchini (Bundt) Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting Cake:   I thought my bundt cake days were over…..until I saw a fun, new pan design (https://shop.kingarthurbaking.com/pans/bundt-specialty) and I just couldn’t resist!  I have been searching for some cake recipes as fun as the pan, and here is one I love (I’m a sucker for […]

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Decadent No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

                Ingredients  10 tablespoons butter room temperature, divided 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips Instructions  Spray an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.   SEE MORE Cream 5 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in […]

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Creamy Wild Rice Soup WITH Porchetta

Porchetta Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Wild Rice Soup WITH Porchetta Ingredients 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice (My favorite is the natural river/lake rice.) 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small onion) 1 cup diced carrots (2 medium) 1 cup diced celery (3 ribs) 7 Tbsp butter, diced, divided 1 large garlic clove, minced (1 1/2 tsp) 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 tsp of each dried thyme, marjoram, sage and rosemary (or 1 tsp fresh, minced of any) Salt and […]

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Pumpkin Pie with Pepper

              1 Homemade pie crust 2 cups cooked and pureed, or one 15oz can of pumpkin 3 large eggs 1 and 1/4 cups packed light or dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 cup […]

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Halloween Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Ingedients: 6 medium orange bell peppers 8 ounces elbow macaroni 1 1/4 cups half-and-half 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 4 ounces mild Cheddar, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups) salt Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Cut the tops off the peppers […]

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