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I am back!!!

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Posted: August 20, 2015

Hi Everyone!!!!  I am back!  It has been a very long, hard and difficult year for me.  My blog has suffered greatly and I have missed it very much. I have recently moved to Napa, […]

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

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Posted: December 1, 2013

***********NEWS ALERT***NEWS ALERT***NEWS ALERT***NEWS ALERT*********** Did the strength of baking powder become stronger in the last 25 years?  I’ve been making these deliciously tender sugar cookies for a good 25 plus years and for the […]

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Toffee Squares

Toffee Squares

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Posted: November 29, 2013

This recipe came from my amazing mother who always made these for the holidays.  Well, they are so scrumptious and incredibly easy that I just had to make them right in the middle of summer. […]

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Skillet Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

Skillet Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

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Posted: November 27, 2013

These green beans are my all time, most favorite side dish…ever.  They are perfect for any special occasion, your holiday meals and easy enough for your weeknight dinners, too.  The maple pecans make these beans […]

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How to Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy

How to Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey with Sausage Stuffing and Gravy

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Posted: November 23, 2013

I have a confession, I’ve never cooked a turkey before.  Never.  Nope, not even once. My husband is the turkey maker in our family.  When we were first married he decided to take on the […]

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Yeast Dinner Rolls or aka Mama’s Dinner Rolls

Yeast Dinner Rolls or aka Mama’s Dinner Rolls

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Posted: November 21, 2013

These beautiful and tasty yeast rolls have been a long time family tradition in my home.  My grandmother made them for every holiday, my mother and sister make them and I not only make these, I […]

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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Posted: November 19, 2013

These delicious pumpkin dinner rolls are meltingly tender, with a slight flavor of pumpkin and a hint of sweetness.  They will be sure to disappear in a blink of an eye. These rolls were easier […]

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Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

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Posted: October 29, 2013

This may not look like much but this is one heavenly dish. I do believe that about seven years ago this recipe was the most searched, downloaded and read recipe on Epicurious (my most favorite […]

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Pumpkin Scones with Maple Frosting (better than Starbucks)

Pumpkin Scones with Maple Frosting (better than Starbucks)

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Posted: October 22, 2013

The first time I had a pumpkin scone at Starbucks I knew I had to make them mine!!  I just knew I had to make THEM!  I scoured the internet and low and behold I […]

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Vanilla and Pecan Ring-a-Lings

Vanilla and Pecan Ring-a-Lings

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Posted: October 8, 2013

These ring-a-lings have been around for a very long time.  I believe they originated back in the 1940’s when some of the very first Pillsbury Bake-Offs first started.  The original recipe has orange zest in […]

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