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Soup Prep
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  I make Chicken Noodle Soup all the time but I snapped this up from a NYT post and was intrigued with the idea that using ground chicken instead of the usual shredded meat, such as the "easy" rotisserie short cut that we should all be using! The idea is that ground chicken will absorb […]

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Bean and Corn Salad
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  So this recipe starts as a great salad that you don't have to worry about it sitting out at a picnic or gathering. Then magically, turn it into a chilly night soup with the leftovers! The touch of acidity with the lime juice is a perfect foil to the beans. I like to grill […]

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Cobblers
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This is my Go-To favorite Oatmeal Cookie recipe from way back when bakery days. Simple, always comes out right, a bit chewy and a bit crispy. Add raisins and nuts or don't. This is my favorite quick fruit cobbler topping also! Just chill the dough and crumble on top of any fruit filling and bake […]

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fall scene
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  One of my top favorite pumpkin recipes. Make them in loaves or muffins, dessert or breakfast!

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muffins
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  This is a really nice glaze for flat cookies or cakes. It does dry semi hard but perhaps not hard enough for packaging. However, it is so much tastier than Meringue Powder, which dries rock hard. This glaze can be edited to take on most any flavor you can dream up.

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sugar cookie
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  This is the frosting you want to use for detailed cookie decorating. It dries hard for packaging. It's not much on flavor but you can add different extracts. Keep it covered well when not using, pushing plastic wrap on the surface, as it dries rock hard when exposed to air.

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cookies
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This is my favorite basic sugar cookie dough recipe. It's easy, it's forgiving, it can be frozen and thawed. It can be rerolled. It's your holiday friend.

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Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits
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There are certain times of the year that I wouldn’t dream of making biscuits in the morning, but entering company and holiday time, I will be dragging this recipe out.  These biscuits are as cheesy and as spicy as you want them to be. Great news, you can make them pretty far in advance and […]

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Pie Crust
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  This is an easy go to recipe for pastry crust. This recipe makes two rounds or one round and some nice topping cut outs. Stores well, wrapped tightly, in the freezer to save time on busy holiday baking days or in a pinch when you want to make a quick week night dinner–quiche or […]

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15 Oct
Pot Pies
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Not a holiday goes by that my sister doesn’t say, “you are making pot pies, aren’t you?” I’ve posted about Pot Pies before, but as we enter Thanksgiving and Holiday time warp, it bears repeating. This is comfort food at its finest. I find it relaxing to make pastry crust from scratch–don’t hate me–but don’t […]

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cake with almond
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  This lovely, moist cake works as well for a showy dessert as it does for a breakfast spread. Enjoy with a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon. Do we need a reason? This is adapted from a recipe by the amazing Ina Garten.

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27 Sep
Comb
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I have a class coming up in early October that I’m excited about.  “The Secret Live of Bees and Cooking with Honey”.  If you are interested in learning more about  bees or starting your own hive, this is a great introductory level event.  We will also be cooking a lovely honey filled lunch to enjoy. […]

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