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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 what country you visit....Ireland has Colcannon,...

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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, but it uses the usual salad ingredients....

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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 and then create your...

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Lets Make Noodles

I am going to admit something. Something horrible, but funny. Because you know that's the way I roll. I once told my Grandma that I thought if we boiled her noodles in dog crap, they would still be the most delicious things on earth. She heartily disagreed with me....

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There’s Potato In The Candy?

No one takes me serious when I tell them about this candy. My Grandma made this every year for me and my brother. And yes, it really is made with a potato.  This is one of Grandma's unwritten recipes, although I'm sure someone out there has a written down...

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Indiana’s State Pie

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 explain this pie.  I had always used an...

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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 Party. Yes, that's it up there...a sexy red 5...

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Shortbread…plain and simple.

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 bake or you can scoop it out and make drop cookies. I even...

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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 we'd fill pails (big five gallon icing...

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