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Did you say Mashed Potatoes?

Well, yes and no. We’re going to make colcannon. This is an Irish dish that has alot of my favorite foods all in one dish….butter, bacon, potatoes! See? There are alot of different versions of this dish depending on...

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Is it Salad or is it Slaw?

This is another recipe that never fails to be at all our family gatherings. Although its a salad, my brother insists it is a main course and could probably eat a whole bowl by himself. Think of this more as a slaw than a salad,...

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Its Magic in a Muffin Tin

Snicker Doodle Muffins This recipe can be anything you want. Its a simple batter and you can add anything and everything to suit your mood. It can be sweet, it can be savory, and its always good! Try some of my variations below...

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Indiana’s State Pie

Jump to Recipe I adore this pie. At its worst it can be pasty and gloppy; but when you get a really good slice its pure heaven on a plate. Typically this is a Midwestern specialty, I’ve gotten many strange looks when I...

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Hello Saturday and Merry Christmas

Saturday is finally here. The house is ready for company and I’m sipping a cup of excellent coffee waiting for my day to begin. My partner Chris surprised me last night with my Christmas present in time for the Cookie...

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Shortbread…plain and simple.

Jump to Recipe This really has to be the easiest, most versatile cookie recipe I know. I use this all the time and continue to come up with new variations. This cookie can be rolled into logs and chilled to cut and...

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My favorite memories…

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is when my Mom would have my sisters (Joanne, you count here too!) over for the weekend for a baking marathon. We would make dozens and dozens of cookies and pounds of candy that...

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Its Chocolate Crack

This recipe was another you could always count on seeing at any holiday gathering. It is really easy to make and very delicious. Make sure you follow the directions and put the icing on the cake while it’s still hot. The icing...

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Measurement Conversions

Teaspoons…Tablespoons…Confusion? Here is your list: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart 4 quarts (8 pints or 16 cups) = 1 gallon 1...

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