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  • Parmesan Creamed Onions Recipe
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    Parmesan Creamed Onions Recipe

    I love onions. Luckily for me, my oldest hates onions, so I never have to share with her. I will sometimes roast an entire onion just to snack on. For Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, I often make homemade seasoned stuffing with a white onion. While reading about the history of Thanksgiving before the holiday this […] More

  • Orange Clove Chocolate Blossoms Recipe
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    Orange Clove Chocolate Blossoms Recipe

    Orange, clove, and chocolate are three flavors that I associate with the Christmas season. A few years ago, I began experimenting with cake mix cookies. I came up with a simple and festive spiced orange crinkle that I made with an orange cake mix. For a new twist on the cookie, I skipped rolling the […] More

  • Peanut Butter Red Velvet Blossom Cookies Recipe
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    Peanut Butter Red Velvet Blossom Cookies Recipe

    Baking is one of my absolute favorite activities to do during the holidays. I bake tray after tray of various cookies for my family and friends. I also bake plenty of extras to donate to my local library holiday cookie sale. My husband’s personal favorite cookie is the peanut butter Kiss cookie (or peanut butter […] More

  • Peppermint Extract Recipe
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    Peppermint Extract Recipe

    Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors, especially during the holiday season. I also love peppermint throughout the rest of the year because of the cool, refreshing taste. Over the summer, I grew my own peppermint in my garden. I dried some of the leaves in my oven at the lowest temperature possible to make […] More

  • Apple-Zucchini Crisp Recipe
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    Apple-Zucchini Crisp Recipe

    I love baking crisps, especially during the fall. During the summer I often make peach crisp, but fall autumn means apples. With two apple trees in my front yard, I have plenty of apples come autumn. My mom also gave me a zucchini from her garden this year. I therefore decided to create a new […] More

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
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    White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

    I love baking cookies, especially for the holiday season. My dad loved oatmeal cookies, so I wanted to create an oatmeal-based cookie in his honor this year. Normally I would put raisins in my oatmeal cookies, but I wanted a more Christmasy flavor profile. I therefore used dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. I also […] More

  • Rosemary and Olive Oil Soda Bread Recipe
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    Rosemary and Olive Oil Soda Bread Recipe

    I love the flavor and texture of fresh bread. I sometimes use my bread machine to bake fresh loaves, but I also love the simplicity of soda bread. Soda bread is bread leavened with baking soda instead of the traditional yeast. I have a delicious Irish soda bread recipe that I make for St. Patrick’s […] More

  • Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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    Irish Soda Bread Recipe

    I love fresh bread. While I sometimes use my bread machine to make fresh loaves, I also love the simplicity of soda bread. Soda bread is bread leavened with baking soda instead of the traditional yeast. Many variations of soda bread are available, but I have a special affection for the recipe given to my […] More

  • Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup Recipe
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    Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup Recipe

    I grow tomatoes in my garden almost every year. By the end of August, I always seem to have more tomatoes than my family and I can eat raw. Because my kids love tomato soup, I decided to try my hand at making my own version with my homegrown tomatoes. I also used some onions […] More

  • Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes Recipe
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    Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes Recipe

    I usually keep bananas on hand at home for a healthy snack, but sometimes a banana or two goes brown too quickly. I hate to throw out the fruit, but I already have a freezer full of overly ripened bananas that I need to cook into banana bread. My kiddos love pancakes, so I recently […] More

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe
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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

    I love baking and especially enjoy baking cookies. I have also recently been experimenting with using unsweetened applesauce in my cookie recipes to lower the sugar content. During the holidays, I love making thumbprint cookies and peanut butter Kiss cookies. Last weekend I combined parts of the two recipes to make some delicious peanut butter […] More

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