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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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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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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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Saltimbocca Come Fanno gli Americani

SO FANCY! Not really. But translating things into Italian makes it sound piu sofisticato, right?  Saltimbocca is a traditional Roman dish- the word Saltimbocca means “Jumps in the mouth” -because it’s so tasty. Traditionally it’s made with veal, sage, and … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Secret-Veggie-Packed Turkey Bolognese

My family loves pasta.  My youngest son doesn’t like “things” in the sauce.  By “things” I mean all the flavorful additions that a good tomato sauce needs, like onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and herbs.  He doesn’t want bits of onions … Continue reading

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

So easy, these are not really even a recipe, more of a method.  You can mix and match Oreo flavors with your favorite spices and extracts. Done in 20 minutes, start to finish! 1 package of regular Oreos 1 brick … Continue reading

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Easy Potato and Fennel Soup with Parsley Pistou

This hearty and homey soup is super rich and creamy, even though it’s completely dairy free. Even better, it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight! The pistou adds a little spicy brightness. Serves 4 to 6 3 T. olive … Continue reading

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