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Gluten free – Dairy free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Family traditions are something I love to pass down to my kids. I grew up eating old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.  Both my mother and my grandmother made them in huge batches and stored them in large glass jars to keep them fresh. There was always a delicious treat waiting to enjoy any time of the day. Times have changed since I …

King Solomon’s Sweet Orange Salmon

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Here are little Hebrew trivia for you.  Did you know that salmon is named after King Solomon of both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament? The Hebrew spelling of “King Solomon” is actually שַׂלְמוֹן‎ Śalmōn or  Śalmāh in the Hebrew:שַׂלְמָה or Śalmāh in the Greek: σαλμων I fell in love with Vivi’s salmon recipe the first time I tasted …

Cranberry Bliss Bars

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Every Christmas season when Starbucks comes out with their beloved Cranberry Bliss Bars, I feel like the clock is frantically ticking towards the last bar in the case. Well, no more waiting till the snow falls to enjoy these beauties again. Cranberry bliss bars have made their way to my kitchen and I welcome them with open arms! Inspired by …

Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rums

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In my opinion, there is nothing more charming than an old family tradition passed down through generations and continually celebrated by the old and the young. In my family, the Soldo family, that tradition would be Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum at Christmas time. One sip of this sweet creamy brew and newcomers are asking for the recipe before they …

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cake Recipe (From 1942)

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My Grandmother created some of the fondest memories of my childhood. She was a real-life Superwoman, a mother of eight, a farmer, a gardener, a cook, a housewife, an employee, and a beautiful Godly German woman who managed her way through the Great Depression while still giving a helping hand to strangers in need. Through her example, she has taught …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Cupcakes

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Print Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Cupcakes Yum Course Dessert Cuisine American Servings cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate Ghirardelli1/2 cup peanutbutter3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup cocoa powder, OMG! Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon sea salt2 large eggs3 tablespoons chia seeds1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla …

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Chewy Gooey Smores Brownies

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Chewy Gooey S’mores Brownies is a combination of two of my favorite childhood desserts. Many of us have had the experience of sitting around a late night camp fire, singing songs, telling stories, and roasting marshmallows until they burned off the stick. Those camp experiences are part of the fabric of America and a tradition I still love to do …