Recipes

Festive Blueberry-Cocoa Waffle Recipe the Whole Family Will Love

December 24, 2010
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Want to make a special breakfast for your family? Maybe it’s a special day. Or maybe your family has just been snowed in and you want to create some fun memories. Or, maybe you just want to try something new. This festive waffle recipe provides a familiar feel with a great new twist–cocoa and a […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Chunk Cookie Recipe – Perfect for the Holidays

December 18, 2010
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These cookies are a bit lighter than traditional oatmeal cookies because they replace part of the butter with applesauce. The combination of raisins and chocolate, along with the oatmeal, make these cookies much different than any oatmeal cookies you’ve probably tasted. The cookies  taste a bit less sweet than a lot of cookies, so I […]

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Gingerbread Recipe (with Gingerbread Icing) – for the Holidays or Anytime

December 12, 2010
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Real gingerbread is not a cookie–it’s a delicious and moist spiced bread that’s quite a bit healthier than other cakes or bread you typically see. It’s made with real molasses, cloves, and cinnamon, and is both flavorful and filling. And homemade gingerbread will be a special treat for your family and guests–much better than any […]

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Rice Cream with Strawberry Topping – A Beautiful and Unique Holiday Dessert

December 5, 2010
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I heard about Rice Cream on a Food Network program feature foods served at Disney World. This delectable treat looked and sounded so delicious, I had to try it for myself. But since I’m not planning a trip to Disney World anytime soon, I decided to do some research and discover the recipe for myself. […]

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Best Recipe for Pumpkin Pie (from Scratch)

November 28, 2010
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My family would always just buy a pumpkin pie from the local Safeway food store. I never had anything else, so I was satisfied. Then, as a college student, my boyfriend’s family had what I thought was a much more interesting tradition: they had homemade pie for Christmas dinner. And not just one pie, but […]

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Best Recipe for Making a Pie Crust from Scratch

November 27, 2010
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This recipe is what I use for making my homemade Pumpkin and homemade Apple Strudel pies, among others. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt (optional. I sometimes substitute 1 T sugar for fruit pies) 4 T real butter, unsalted 4 T ice water Most pie crust recipes insist that cold, thinly sliced […]

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What to do with leftovers after Thanksgiving

November 26, 2010
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Make Something New If you’re like me, you have plenty of leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. And there are certainly a wide range of recipes that would work well using these delicious Thanksgiving leftovers. Most recipes calling for turkey can be modified to use turkey that’s been pre-cooked. Other recipes might use other common Thanksgiving foods–but […]

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Bright and Festive Pasta Salad Recipe — a Break From Fast Food

November 15, 2010
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With the holidays coming up and everything coming to a pinch, it seems like fast food is becoming more the rule than the exception. I don’t know about you, but after a while, I get pretty sick of those cold hamburgers dripping mustard on my pants as I’m hanging a right into the next parking […]

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