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Cranberry-Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes

Cranberry-Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes

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Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

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Cheese and Fig Spread Appetizer

Looking for a great appetizer?……This Cheese and Fig Spread combination is simple to prepare and goes well with a glass of your favorite wine. Slice a loaf of small french bread or baguette Le Brie Cheese (Ile De France brand is a favorite) Smoked Gouda, sliced Dalmatia Fig Spread (This brand from the Mediterranean is […]

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Grandma’s Green Jello

The Grandma’s Green Jello Recipe started almost 40 years ago.  At holidays, my kids would always ask if Grandma was bringing the “green jello”….they loved it.  Funny how traditions begin.  This twist on a simple jello recipe is very refreshing.  If you have kids, this is a must try. Mix 1cup boiling water with small box of lime green jello. Stir […]

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Milk Chocolate Fudge

Look no further for a great Milk Chocolate Fudge Recipe.  This recipe is not difficult to prepare, requires no candy thermometer and is a creamy mild fudge that is loved by all.  Our family knows Christmas means FUDGE! 3/4 c evaporated milk 1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter 2 1/4 c granulated sugar 1 3/4 c (7 […]

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Swedish Heirloom Cookies

This Swedish Heirloom Cookie Recipe has been prepared every Christmas holiday season in our family.  It is a fun recipe for kids to help prepare….all kids love rolling warm cookies in powdered sugar. Cream – 1c butter, gradually add 1 c powered sugar & 1/2 t salt Add – 1 1/2 c finely chopped pecans […]

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Caramel Pecan Bars

This Caramel Pecan Bar Recipe makes a dessert that tastes like pecan pie.  By toasting the pecans first, you achieve a great nutty flavor surrounded by a chewy carmel .  The recipe is simple to make and is sure to be a family favorite! 3 1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans 2 c flour 2/3 c […]

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Creme Brulee

This Creme Brulee Recipe is both simple and so rich.  Be sure to try this for your next very special dinner. 8 egg yolks 1/3 c granulated white sugar 2 c heavy cream 1 t pure vanilla extract 6 T granulated white sugar (for the caramelized tops) In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks […]

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Spiced Pecans

This sugar and Spiced Pecan Recipe makes a wonderful snack or use these nuts as a salad topper.  Caution….these tasty bites will be gone in no time! 1 egg white 1 T water 1/2 C sugar 1 T cinnamon 1 t salt 2 C pecan halves Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line cookie sheet with […]

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Everyone knows Thanksgiving is not complete without a sweet potatoe casserole.  This Candied Sweet Potato Recipe is a delicious family favorite! 6 -7 large sweet potatoes (about 4 lbs.) 1 orange, unpeeled 3/4 c butter 1 c brown sugar 1 c white sugar 1/2 c orange juice 2 t ground cinnamon 1 t vanilla 1/2 […]

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