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Chocolate Sables

Originally posted on swellkid:
For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these…

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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Melted Butter Icing

Originally posted on swellkid:
Ten years ago Valentine’s Day was about roses, dinner out, maybe even a new pair of unmentionables. Today, Valentine’s day is about boxes of perforated Power Rangers cards with Tootsie Pops taped to them and forcing…

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English Toffee

Originally posted on swellkid:
I believe homemade gifts are the best kind.  A homemade gift shows that you cared enough to spend your time on it and put a little of yourself into it.  The holidays are a great excuse…

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Show-stopping Holiday Mains

The holidays are a time for showcasing your best cooking and hospitality. If you’re hosting dinner this year, try one of my special occasion roasts or braises.  Be sure to plan ahead so that your meat counter or butcher has … Continue reading

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Oregon Oyster Stuffing

Originally posted on swellkid:
Oyster stuffing, or dressing, originated in New England, some say all the way back to the Colonial period when oysters were extremely plentiful and therefore eaten by rich and poor alike.  They made their way to…

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Simple Cranberry Orange Sauce

Originally posted on swellkid:
This is so easy and quick.  Once you’ve tried it you’ll never go back to canned. 12 oz. fresh cranberries 1 C. sugar 1 C. orange juice zest of 1 orange 1/4 t. fresh grated nutmeg…

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Oven Dried Tomatoes

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If you are like me you have way more tomatoes than you can eat this year.  Preserve your cherry tomatoes by drying them in a low oven.  Pack them in olive oil and store them in…

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