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Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

GLAZED CARROTS On any given day, I normally just steam a bag of frozen vegetables, but I like to do some special for the holidays. Glazed Carrots are such a simple dish to make and they taste so good.  A perfect side dish to accompany […]

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies I probably mentioned this before, but holiday cookie making for the holidays at my house has always been a big production.  I started this tradition back in the late 1970s.  I typically make at least 30 different cookies with 10 dozen each.  […]

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles My Mother was a chocoholic!  She loved these truffles and would keep sneaking them as I made them.  I had to keep some out for her and hide the rest so we had enough to give out as gifts.  These Amaretto Truffles are […]

Apple Spice Muffins

Apple Spice Muffins

Apple Spice Muffins These Apple Spice Muffins are filled with sautéed apples, warm Autumn spices and a wonderful crunchy crumb topping.  If you are like me, you will want to finish the delicious muffin top before you ever get to the muffin. About ten years […]

Witches Brew

Witches Brew

Witches Brew! Witches Brew is perfect for Halloween or as some refer to it as Samhain (Sow-in’ in Ireland, Sow-een’ in Wales, Sav-en’ in Scotland) which means summer’s end. Witches Brew is essentially hot mulled wine (spiced wine) made with red wine, spices and fruit.  […]

Traditional Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew

Traditional Beef Stew Just like when you change your wardrobe out each season, food is no different.  The minute the heat goes on, I change out my summer salad recipes for some hearty comfort food. Everyone has a stew recipe.  We have two.  My Mother’s […]

Almond Pear Tart

Almond Pear Tart

Almond Pear Tart I am not sure if it is because I watched every episode of Julia Child and Martha Stewart growing up, but I definitely have an affinity to French Cuisine and French Pastries.  It is no wonder that when I was looking to […]

Tuna Cauliflower Skillet

Tuna Cauliflower Skillet

Tuna Cauliflower Skillet I typically cook for the week on the weekend, but there have been times when I get home from work, open the refrigerator and nothing is there.  I can’t tell you how many times I have eaten eggs for dinner or a […]

Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast I think that pot roast and stew are the quintessential fall comfort foods.  This recipe is an Italian version of a braised pot roast in a wonderful tomato sauce.  It is absolutely delicious!  You won’t be able to get enough of it. […]

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad Chicken Waldorf Salad is a favorite salad of mine.  I first had this salad about five years ago at a restaurant and I have been recreating it at home ever since.  It has everything a salad needs, mixed greens, protein, fruit, cheese […]


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