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Homemade, Rich Lobster Stock

If you are indulging in lobster this holiday season, save the shells to create an amazingly rich stock for risotto, lobster bisque, soups, and pastas. Try some lobster stock in your dishes for “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” on…

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Rich Hummingbird Cake (Eggless and Original Recipe)

Hummingbird cake is a super moist and flavorful cake made with oil instead of butter, ripe bananas, bite size pineapple chunks, and crunchy nuts.  The recipe originated from Jamaica as the “Doctor bird cake” when the Jamaican tourist board sent…

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Cranberry Turmeric Shot

Looking for something to boost your immune system or help digest all the yummy food you are indulging in this holiday season? This turmeric shot gives your body everything it needs to stay well. It really works. My son had…

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Apple and Cheddar Cheese Savory Muffins

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

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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…