Easy Cream Cheese Kolacky Cookies

I try to always have a fresh batch of cookies in the cookie jar at home. (A plastic box counts as a cookie jar, right?) My kids come home hungry after school, after practices, after classes. They like having a little something sweet to help carry them through or to round the meal off after …

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Fudgy Brownies (Rye Flour)

Okay, I’ll admit it: I have a weakness for delicious, fudgy brownies. I probably owe a lot of the extra inches around my waistline to that particular weakness. Every time a new brownie recipe comes across my Pinterest dashboard, I find myself checking it out–and, probably too often, making it. For the family, of course. …

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Gluten Free Cheesecake

How does one cope with being gluten-free? Making the change to a gluten-free lifestyle seems daunting but, after the initial panic attack, one begins to realize that the choice of foods is huge. Anyone who suspects they are wheat or gluten intolerant should consult their medical practitioner. Make your own gluten-free bread, cakes, and biscuits …

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HasselBack Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

It’s that time of year when the air gets crisp and we start craving all the tastes of fall: cinnamon, maple, nuts and, of course, sweet potatoes. So let’s put them together! We have the perfect dish to do it, too: Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes. The hasselback method is one of our favorites – …

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The Only Peach Pie Recipe You Need

There’s nothing quite like a fruit pie to round out your table during the hot summer months. This time of year, there’s fresh produce on every corner and if you’re in the South, you’re sure to find local peaches or peaches that have been brought in from South Carolina or Georgia somewhere in your neighborhood. …

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Boston Cream Pie Recipe with Yellow Cake

According to whatscookingamerica.net, “The Boston Cream Pie was proclaimed the official Massachusetts State Dessert on December 12, 1996. A civics class from Norton High School sponsored the bill. The pie beat out other candidates, including the toll house cookie and Indian pudding.” Boston Cream Pie: Cake or Pie? Rumor has it, that the Boston Cream Pie …

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Best Green Pepper Steak

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4-inch-thick (about 1 pound), cut into thin strips 2 medium green/red  peppers, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 3 cups) 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 2 packets Swanson Flavor BoostConcentrated …

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Cannoli Dip

This is not the first time that this recipe has appeared on the blog, but it needed to be shared again. And honestly, it desperately needed a new picture. You see 3 years ago, my husband fell in love with cannolis. I may be a tad biased but I think my wedding caterers are pretty …

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French Silk Chocolate Pie

This chocolate pie has been on my “to make” list for quite some time. Every single time I would put it on my weekend list of things to make something got in the way. The process of making the dough was what was holding me back since there is some chilling time involved. It is …

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