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Monthly Archives: December 2013

I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I am going to own up to the fact that my favorite part of most meals would have to be appetizers. Something about things in bite sized/ miniature, and delicious dips/spreads just really appeals to me. Ingredients: 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup…

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My son Adam’s all time favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin. He asks me to make these for him quite often, and this recipe always gets me rave reviews from him. These oatmeal cookies are chewy and have a great balance of oats, raisins & the extra spice that the cinnamon brings to it. I am happy to share this recipe…

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Every year around Christmas there are the definite must make cookies that go on my master baking list. My children each have plenty of input on what they want me to make, and I can be assured when asking my son Blake that his first choice will be meringues. In fact there is not a single (human) soul within my…

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1011 E BRADY STREET MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN USA 53202(414) 272-0540 M-F 8AM-8PM • SAT 8AM-6PM • SUN 8:30AM – 5PM I recently enjoyed a trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and discovered several real gems in the city. Glorioso’s Italian Market is definitely one of them. Unfortunately, I did not have the foresight to take any of my own pictures while there. However,…

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Ingredients: 2 1/3 cups sugar 2 cups butter 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup 1 cup chopped almonds 1-2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips Directions: Large non stick sheet pan with sides for placing the toffee after it has been cooked (if you do not have a large non stick sheet pan use a jelly roll pan…

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So if you have not noticed yet, I am partial to recipes that are pretty no fuss, easily put together, & yet still yummy. This one follows that same line of thought. Although not traditional fudge it’s still a mighty tasty fudge (like) candy. Ingredients: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1 (14 oz) can sweetened…

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Cookie Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 Tablespoons of orange juice (no pulp) 1 Tablespoon of vanilla 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Icing Ingredients: 2 cups powdered sugar 4 teaspoons milk 4 teaspoons light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla food coloring (colors as desired), sprinkles or any other desired decorating topping…

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I have a few very special people in my life – that LOVE the combo of mint and chocolate.  A long time ago I used to slave over making a butter cookie that had the hidden surprise of an Andes mint in the center. But alas, over the years I have become quite lazy when it comes to labor intensive…

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  I’m relatively certain that it’s a rule for every child (even those who masquerade as adults) to steal a few bites of cookie dough.  The only problem is those pesky raw eggs… Never fear cookie dough lovers,  this is a sweet treat just for you! It has all the yummy creamy-gooeyness of an unbaked chocolate chip cookie, without the…

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This recipe came about after a trip to Penzey’s Spice Shop.  The scent of their Herbes de Provence spice blend, with it’s floral notes had me wanting to run straight to my kitchen and play.  The following recipe was born of working with what I had on hand, and is as delightfully delicious as it is simple. Chicken de Provence…

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