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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Oh, the holidays filled with lots of joy and good cheer, right?  Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year.  All the hustle and bustle leaves this introvert exhausted, and wanting to hide in a corner – with a big pan of my favorite brownies to recharge.  I love you all, but sometimes I need to love…

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      When I was little my favorite part of going to any really good bakery was the possibility of coming home with a box of Sprinkle Cookies.  Face pressed against the glass I’d stare longingly at the rows and rows of sprinkle bedecked beauties that were often separated by trays of rainbow hued colors and holiday homages of…

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Well, I am going to let you in on a secret that is not very well guarded…..I am a caramel fanatic!!!  Nope, I guess it is not really a secret at all.  I will unabashedly happily proclaim my love for the perfection of this confection!  It all began long ago when I was a little girl….my grandfather always being the…

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I normally make this with leftover chicken, but it’s also a good dish to make to use up that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.  You could easily make this ahead of time, and then bake it after a long busy day.  But even if you aren’t pressed for time this one is really quick to prepare, and pop in the oven….

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I am fortunate enough to share my life with not one…..but four fabulous dogs!  Yes, you read that right, I said four.  We are owned by a handsome 12 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever, Charlie.  My middle child Adam was only 10 months old when we adopted Charlie from the humane society, and they quickly became fast friends.  One of…

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I can’t believe it’s DECEMBER?!  When did this happen?  How did this happen?!  All I know is that when this month rolls around we tend to get a seasonal visitor here called…. cookies.  It seems that the kitchen explodes with them, and they get sent to friends, family, and neighbors.  With this in mind, I hazard to guess that the…

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This is a dish that came into our lives young.  It began with someone bringing it to a holiday gathering, and became something that was made yearly for the holiday table.  Of course, as an adult I can appreciate why this savory specialty was saved for only once a year.  As a child… well I just loved sneaking as many…

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  I am pretty sure that I have mentioned before my weakness for shortbread…..but if you have forgotten I will gladly refresh your memory –  I LOVE SHORTBREAD!  It’s clean buttery melt in your mouth qualities leave me weak in the knees!  This recipe is one that  I simply can’t get enough of, and am happy to share with you….

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