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Easter Recipe Round Up

One week until Easter.  Here are my favorite recipes and ideas for your holiday! Coconut Easter Basket Cupcakes Deviled Eggs Can be Chic How To Make A Peeps Wreath Easter Egg Dye From The Pantry Apricot Glazed Ham Spring Garden Deviled … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

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The Christmas Miracle: A Guest Blogger’s Incredible Cocktail

Thank you Brennan for sharing this terrific recipe! When my friend Carrie (who happens to be the creator of this amazing blog) invited me to bring the signature cocktail for a dinner party, I knew that it couldn’t be just … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Brined Turkey with Pan Gravy

One of the best things about brining your turkey is that it cooks faster.  No more getting up at dawn to get your turkey in the oven.  This 13 lb. turkey took just 2 1/2 hours to cook.  Since turkey … Continue reading

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Almost Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These happened by accident.  Some accidents are happy.  I wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls for brunch the next morning.  I started to proof the yeast in warm water….no foam.  When you add yeast to warm water and a pinch … Continue reading

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Prime Rib

Every year I like to try a new special recipe that I’ve never done before.  Last year it was a crown roast of pork.  This year it was a spectacular prime rib.  Prime rib is also called a standing rib … Continue reading

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Cava and Rose Cocktail

This is a lovely, festive champagne cocktail for any holiday party. I came back from San Francisco with some wonderful dried rosebuds that I bought in a tea shop in Chinatown.  They make the most delicately fragranced tea.  I love … Continue reading

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You say Porketta I say Porchetta

Porchetta is basically an Italian pork roast.  But it’s not just any old pork roast.  It’s the Madonna of pork roast.  It falls apart at the touch of a fork, it’s mouth-watering, with just a hint of spice.  A true … Continue reading

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Sea Salt Caramels

‘Tis the season for homemade gifts.  Although, these are pretty yummy, so you may find yourself keeping them rather than giving them away.  One batch makes about 32 caramels, so plan on making a batch for every two to three … Continue reading

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