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Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream

Does it count as homemade if you use a cake mix? Yes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 24-cup cupcake tin with paper liners and spray it with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake … Continue reading

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Fresh Peach Cake

This is the perfect end to a summer meal. The cake is buttery and not too sweet, the peaches add a tart, juicy tang. This makes one 9-inch round cake, but the recipe is easily doubled if you want to … Continue reading

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Fresh Raspberry Sherbet

Easy as can be and just four ingredients! No cooking, and no eggs either! What is sherbet? If it doesn’t have dairy it’s sorbet. If it has milk in it it’s sherbet. If it has cream, then it’s ice cream! … Continue reading

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Winter Sunshine

Winter blues are banished by this bright and cheery cocktail! Makes one, but it’s easy to double. I planted mint in my garden several years ago and it never completely dies down in the winter. The leaves are a bit … Continue reading

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Turkey Curry: Your Personal Stash of Stouffer’s

I roast two turkeys every year. One for Thanksgiving, or sometimes Friendsgiving, and one for leftovers. I love to use up leftover turkey in different ways. This year I channeled Bridget Jones’ Turkey Curry Buffet. Remember the Christmas Jumper? If … Continue reading

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Chinese Meatballs with Spicy Sauce

This is so easy and quick to make- 25 minutes and dinner is served. My whole family loves these meatballs. Serves 4 1 lb. ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated 4 green … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Shrimp with Bacon and Cannellini Beans

I have been teaching my youngest son to cook.  At the moment I am writing this he is making Chinese meatballs. Here is how it goes: I hand him a cookbook, he picks a recipe, I buy the ingredients, and … Continue reading

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Easy Focaccia

When I say easy, I mean easy.  I do not mean quick.  Focaccia from start to finish will take most of, or all of a day to make.  Making it takes just a few simple steps, but there is wait … Continue reading

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Frozen Gin and Tonic

It’s hot in Portland. I was making my sons a frozen blueberry and lemonade smoothie after school and I thought to myself,  hmmm, if I put a gin and tonic in the blender will it be delicious?  And then I … Continue reading

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Negroni Spritz

Italians are the best at cocktail hour. In Italy if you sit down for a cocktail in a bar they will bring you a delicious assortment of bar snacks at no charge. Apertivi, the drinks you might have before dinner … Continue reading

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