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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread

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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread is a new creation born out of a desperate need to quickly use up an embarrassing amount of frozen cranberries I collected at the end of the holiday season this year. That’s when they are the cheapest to buy and perfect for freezing. It was a great idea until my freezer …

Homemade Applesauce Pancakes

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Saturday mornings are for pancakes topped with slabs of butter and plenty of fruit jam. My secret ingredient for making the perfect pancakes is non-other than applesauce. Made with fresh, simple ingredients, homemade applesauce pancakes are a healthier version of everyone’s favorite breakfast food. Adding (organic)  applesauce to the batter creates a tender, fluffy, flavorful pancake so delicious it’s hard …

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Russian Beef Stroganov with Italian Tagliatelle – Instant Pot Recipe

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Russian beef Stroganov with Italian Tagliatelle is an Instant Pot Recipe I created using basic ingredients from my refrigerator and pantry. This dish is everything you want a down-home comfort food meal to taste like.  And best of all, it’s a hardy meal that feeds 4-6 people and is ready in just over an hour.  To me, that’s the perfect …

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Grandma Bertha’s Rhubarb Pie

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Grandma Bertha’s Rhubarb Pie is a family favorite passed down for generations in my family.  Bertha was my belly laughing German grandmother whose heart and  home  was filled with an abundance of love for family and friends, including her eight children and eighty-seven grandchildren, counting up to three generations while she was still on this earth.  That’s a lot of …

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It Begins at the Table Cookbook Sneak Peek: Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe with Sweet Turmeric Glaze

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Lemon Zucchini Bread with sweet turmeric glaze is my version of my grandmother’s old classic zucchini bread recipe. Baked with most of the same delicious ingredients she used and infused with a delightful lemon flavor that takes my grandma’s method to the next level — topped with a sweet turmeric glaze for a touch of international flavor. Have you ever …

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Simple Mini Pancake Stacks

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Sunday brunch is my favorite meal of the week, especially if it’s a beautiful buffet filled with delicious food. The pleasure of indulging in a relaxing breakfast that does not involve me in the kitchen cooking, or even better, cleaning up, is the way I like to spend my day of rest. But then there are those holidays like Easter, …

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Arugula Salad with Italian Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets

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In Minnesota, I call Porter Creek one of my favorite places to dine. On their appetizer menu, they serve the most delightful dish with red and yellow beets, fresh peppery arugula,and warm goat cheese rolled into a lightly breaded crust. The combination of flavors is perfect. I learned the hard way that sometimes your favorite menu item disappears from the offerings …

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Italian Arugula Salad with Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets

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    Print Recipe Italian Arugula Salad with Crusted Goat Cheese & Beets Yum Course Soup/Salad Cuisine Italian Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 4 cups arugula3 small red beets3 small yellow beets2 cups grapeseed oil1 tablespoon light olive oil1 teaspoon lemon juice1 11-ounce goat chees log1/3 cup all-purpose flour2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs1 teaspoon Himalayan …

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Creamy Cajun Pasta with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

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I visited Montego Bay, Jamaica, with a few of my girlfriends. We stayed at the breathtaking Secrets Resort St. James, which had eight incredible restaurants to choose from during our stay. The only problem is our stay was just four nights and five days, hardly enough time to sink our teeth into the massive selection of delectable foods available at …