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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Biscotti and Torani Syrups

A few weeks ago SheSpeaks and Torani Syrup offered me the opportunity to try out a couple of syrups in my holiday baking and brewing. I have used the syrups in the past – we love Italian sodas around here – so I was happy to accept.   Torani has been around since the 1920s, …

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Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

A couple of years ago Starbucks started serving Cranberry Bliss bars – basically a blondie with cranberries, ginger, and orange that is topped with a thin frosting, sprinkled with more dried cranberries and then drizzled with white chocolate. It was an instant hit – right a long with their pumpkin latte I’ve tried several cranberry …

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Sandwiches

One of the best things about the cooler months of the year is the fact that it is so much easier to think of a slow cooker dinner than in the summer. Sure, you can use a crockpot all year long but most of us don’t. Nope. We save them for simmering soups, stews, and …

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Roast Chicken and Tomatoes

Roast chicken and tomatoes is so good I could eat it almost every day — and believe me, that’s saying a lot! When you roast things – and it doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about fruit, vegetables, or meat – the browning is caused by changes that bring out the sugars. Flavors intensify and sweeten. When …

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Christmas Cookies: One Dough – Five Kinds

  I hope you have some time because this may end up being the longest post on this blog. Go get a cup of coffee — I’ll wait. One of the things I love about Christmas is the baking. I used to give a cookie plate to just about everyone in town from the mailman to …

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Garlic Butter and Beyond: Making Compound Butters

Compound butter is a fancy schmancy term for butter with other stuff added in. We’ve all had it at least once – garlic butter. What about the honey butter that they serve at some steakhouses? Yep. Compound butter.

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Frito Chicken Casserole

Frito Chicken Casserole – just by the title you should be able to guess that it is from one of my vintage cookbooks, right? This is an easy, recipe that is a great way to use up leftovers because you start with cooked chicken. You can also run by the deli on the way home …

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Chicken Alfredo Ravioli

Ravioli is one of my favorite comfort foods. There is something about it being chewy, cheesy, and high in carbs that whispers comfort to my inner child.  I like making it homemade but most often I buy the frozen cheese ravioli from Costco. I know it is not as delicious as fresh ravioli but it suits me …

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