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Apple and Cheddar Cheese Savory Muffins

These delicious savory breads resemble a muffin in shape and texture but the whole wheat flour gives a rustic, more biscuit flavor.  I highly recommend serving these “muffins” with melted, sweet butter for a comforting snack or along side a…

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Magical Cupcakes for Halloween or Themed Birthday Parties

These simple but adorable cupcakes are perfect for your child’s Halloween party or themed birthday extravaganza. For all the How to Train Your Dragon movie fans, here is a fun Toothless cupcake. Kids reading The Magic Treehouse series will love…

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Vegetable and Ginger Soup with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

After my son broke his elbow, I began researching which foods help heal bones faster and numb pain.  Many articles state you need to triple your calorie intake to ensure your body does not “steal from Peter to pay Paul”…

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Tuscan Soup with Sweet Potato, Sausage and Wilted Greens

Here is a little taste of what is to come this March in Kevin Gillespie’s new cookbook.  It is a Tuscan style soup usually served with creamy yellow potatoes and kale but for the market he chose Burge Organic Farms…

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Raspberry Margarita Crumb Bars

The lime in these gooey Raspberry Margarita crumb bars perfectly balances the sweetness in the berries and brown sugar.  I tweaked the Smitten Kitchen/ Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recipe to include lime instead of lemon and added more protein by…

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Homemade Soft, Baked Pretzels

Not much is better than a warm, soft pretzel lightly coated in large salt crystals with a slightly crunchy crust and tender, chewy inside.  We always split one at a ball game or festival where they appeared everywhere in concession…

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Decadent Chocolate Pots

This Chocolate Pot recipe from Jamie Oliver will satisfy your chocolate cravings for a week. It is so rich and elegant yet surprisingly simple to make. You do not need to bake these custards like many other recipes or use…

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Rich and Creamy Cocoa in a Festive Mason Jar

My daughter and I wanted to create a cute gift for the kids in her class they would enjoy over the holidays. Since most children love chocolate, we decided to make homemade hot cocoa mix using real cocoa powder and…

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Decorating a Gingerbread House

“Have you ever wondered where gingerbread and gingerbread houses were from? Gingerbread “spiced honey cakes” were enjoyed in Ancient Egypt and Greece a long time ago. Wealthy Greek families sailed to the Isle of Rhodes to buy these cakes to…