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Cranberry Relish

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Every family has it’s own Thanksgiving customs, and one of my family’s traditions comes straight from another family – NPR commentator Susan Stamberg. Every year, Susan tells the story of her mother-in-law’s cranberry relish, and every year, it’s on our … Continue reading

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Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Rice, Kale, and Cheese

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Halloween is obviously over, but we are NOT done with pumpkins! Clearly, we still have pies ahead of us at Thanksgiving and I firmly believe that we should continue to honor the hearty squash by utilizing it to its fullest … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

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 Streus and I decided for a holiday-themed April; with Passover and Easter this month, we figured it was an excellent opportunity to dig up some recipes we like for the season.   I’m of the Passover celebrating persuasion and per … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Molasses

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I love pomegranates!  I ate an entire one yesterday. I visited Armenia almost 10 years ago and became fascinated with this fruit while there.  Armenians believe the fruit symbolizes fertility.  They make a wonderful wine of pomegranate and depict the fruit … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

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I was having coffee with my friend Cristy yesterday and trying to figure out what to make next for the blog.  When I was lamenting about what homemade item I could make next, she immediately asked if I had ever made … Continue reading

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Challah

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 So it’s only after I planned, baked, and started to prep this post that I realized I was posting a challah recipe on Easter Sunday. I beg ignorance, since it’s not my holiday, though knowing this in advance will save … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos Cake

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I love seeing the colorful skulls or calaveras when visiting Mexico.    I found this pan in the clearance bin at Michael’s (oh how I love that store) last month and thought it would be fun to make a cake and … Continue reading

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Death by Cupcake

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So enough with the Fall recipes, let’s get our Halloween on!  I love Halloween.  It’s fun to dress up and stuff your face with sweets, right? Not only are these cupcakes scary good because they are loaded with butter and … Continue reading

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A Giant Fancy Chocolate Cake

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  We were invited to our friend’s house for New Year’s Eve, an event that called for a big, fat, fancy (and delicious) cake. This Stump de Noël – from the Baked Exploration cookbook – totally fit the bill. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Brownie Bites

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Happy Holidays! Here is it, #3 in my four part post of the new line of Krusteaz Gluten Free mixes.  I think this one is my favorite, better than my brownies from scratch!  The cornbread muffins and apple cake were … Continue reading

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