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Dinner in a pumpkin: Halloween fun!

October 31, 2011

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Yes, this pumpkin looks a little scary. Fact is, he’s been roasted whole. I started making “Dinner in a Pumpkin” many years ago when my kids were tiny.  Then it became a tradition.  My kids think this is what MUST be done before they head out trick or treating.  It has become a tradition.  I […]

Sweet Onion Tart

September 9, 2011

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I have been making these tarts ever since I got back from Italy, where I had several similar concoctions.  This is an easy and absolutely delicious appetizer.  If you are going to make these for a crowd of more than 6, I would make two.  They get gobbled up fast! The base of this tart […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

August 30, 2011

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Cranberry Sauce This homemade version is so good you may never buy store bought again.  It has got a great fall spicy taste; couple that with the oranges and apples and you have an unbeatable combination.  We make a double batch and then can the leftovers in tiny bottles to use throughout the year.  This […]

Rocky Road

August 30, 2011

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I make this every year for my Dad for Christmas.  He loves Almonds with chocolate and I guess the marshmallows just add to this obsession!  It also seems to travel well, since I generally have to send it to California.  I also sent a box of it to my nephew in Afghanistan.  Hope it stand […]

Crab Dip

August 30, 2011

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  Crab Dip This recipe comes from PapaChef’s Mom.  It is great served with Triscuits and Wheat Thins. Always a big hit!  Something about the layers….the creamy bottom and how all the flavors work together. 11 oz. Cream cheese 2 T Worcestershire sauce 2 T mayonnaise 1 T lemon juice 1 medium onion, chopped VERY […]

Peppermint Snowcaps

August 18, 2011

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This cookie just says Christmas to me.  Merushka makes these cookies and it is just one of our favorites. 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 T. softened butter 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract Mix […]

Warm Artichoke Dip

August 18, 2011

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I LOVE artichoke dip.  I just can’t get over the warm, gooey, flavorful mass spread on a cracker.  YUM!  Here is a recipe I created. 2 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, rinsed and coarsely chopped 1 c. sour cream (can use lite) 1 c. mayo (I use the Kraft Olive Oil/lite kind) 2 tsp. refrigerated […]

Recipes for Fairy Day

August 16, 2011

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                        What is Fairy day, you ask? On the Spring Equinox, you are supposed to make Fairy Houses and leave them outside for the fairies.  If they like your offering they will leave a treat!  The best way to celebrate Fairy Day is to […]

Christmas Morning and baked Sausages

August 15, 2011

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This is our Christmas Morning Routine: Kids have to stay in their room until they hear the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” played at full volume from the kitchen.  We’ll have none of that ridiculous wake up at dawn kinda stuff!  Yuck!  We usually get up between eight and nine.  Sometimes the […]

Eggnog French Toast

August 15, 2011

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Hmmm…..this really isn’t a recipe either.  Do people have recipes for french toast? Here is what we do: Start with 6 or 7 eggs.  Crack into a shallow pan and beat well.  Add about 1 to 1 1/2 c. eggnog and combine.  You could also sprinkle a bit of nutmeg or even add extra rum […]