Category Archives: Recipes

Red Velvet Cake (Dye Free!)

I love Red Velvet Cake for the holidays.  I don’t love the obscene amount of red dye, though it is beautiful.  After researching vegetable dyes, I was not thrilled with the light pink color that natural, store bought dyes gave.  … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ready to add something back to your life that gives you joy?  Me too.  I’ve missed baking! I have been doing a low-carb diet recently, so I made a low-carb cheesecake for Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Cherry Cheesecake and Tiger Butter

As promised, a mid-week foodie post! Last Thursday, for Thanksgiving dinner, I made and took a cherry cheesecake! It, thankfully and mercifully, smelled delicious while cooking, of cinnamon and vanilla.  Cheesecakes are hard work.  I used a basic New York … Continue reading

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Stuffed Tomatoes & Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

I love any food “stuffed.”  Stuffed twice baked potatoes, stuffed chicken and pork, stuffed peppers, and now, stuffed tomatoes!!  They are so summery and fabulous- perfect lunch for a hot summer day. If you have leftover couscous, this is a … Continue reading

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S’mores Cookies

You heard (read) right!  While I was in Colorado with the family, I decided to make a new cookie, and I’ve gotta share this recipe! S’mores Cookies 1/2 c. butter1/2 c. granulated sugar3/4 c. brown sugar2 eggs1 tsp. vanilla1 c. … Continue reading

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Farm to Table Conference & Carrot Cake Muffins, II

About a week and a half ago, the hubbs and I took a trip to Pittsburgh for the Farm to Table Conference- which we had never attended before.  We met farmers who poured a cup of their farm fresh milk … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie!!!

Whew!  Got lots of cleaning done today- not an easy process!  It is kinda hard for certain husbands…who shall remain unnamed…to let things go.  So, we had to make things a little better today for all involved in the cleaning … Continue reading

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Boeuf Bourguingnon and Reine de Saba

The day after we’d arrived home from Florida, we decided to make my birthday dinner and have some friends over to enjoy it with us.  I knew exactly what I wanted- Julia’s Boeuf Bourguingnon and the Reine de Saba (Chocolate … Continue reading

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Crepes!

Today I made some crepes!!  Now, I have tried making crepes before…and failed miserably.  I will say, a good non-stick pan can be your new BFF when it comes to making crepes.  It’s no more difficult than making pancakes, and … Continue reading

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Poulet Roti, i.e., Roasted Chicken

This past Wednesday, I undertook the Roasted Chicken!  It was absolutely the best roasted chicken I have ever made, hands down!!!  It was so incredibly buttery, tender, and moist- and really easy, if somewhat work intense.    But absolutely 100% … Continue reading

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