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Moroccan Lamb Chops

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Like most food we eat today, Moroccan cuisine is influenced by a fusion of neighboring culture and nations. The distinct flavors of Moroccan food can be recognized by a combination of spices like cinnamon, cumin, turmeric ginger, saffron, cloves, anise, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. This particular genre of food uses an extensive variety of herbs and spices, bringing flavor and …

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Jamaican Piña Colada Recipe | Caribbean Style

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They say, “Summers are for Piña coladas.”  But I say this creamy tropical drink is perfect any time of the year! A few winters ago, I vacationed in Jamaica to take a break from the chilly Minnesota weather.  It was on this tropical island paradise that I fell head over heels in love with their unique approach to creamy Piña …

Jamaican Coconut Bread with Tropical Cream Cheese Dip

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Once in a while, an unexpected combination of ingredients creates pure decadence. Jamaican coconut bread with tropical cream cheese dip is that unexpected recipe. You wouldn’t guess it by looking at the photograph, but one bite in and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. After returning from Jamaica last year, it inspired me to get creative in the kitchen.  …

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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 …

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 Organic Homemade Apple Pie

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When I think of homemade apple pie, I think of my mother. She had a way of creating magic with just a few swipes of a flour-dusted rolling pin over freshly kneaded dough, and an apple-filled pie crust topped with sugar, cinnamon, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and plenty of butter. Unapologetically, she swore off any suggestion of a pre-made, store-bought …

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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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Pumpkin Pudding Doughnut Holes

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Print Recipe Pumpkin Pudding Doughnut Holes Yum Course Dessert Cuisine American Servings dozen Ingredients 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ginger1/8 teaspoon cloves3 tablespoons butter, melted1 cup Libby’s canned Pumpkin1 teaspoon vanilla1 egg1 8 ounce cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubed or Vanilla Jello Pudding Mix1/2 …

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Cranberry Apple Crescent Braid

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Print Recipe Cranberry Apple Crescent Braid Yum Cranberry Apple Crescent Braid looks complicated but is really quick and simple to make. Made with apples, cranberries and raisins or choose your favorite combination of fruits and flavors to create your own. Course Breads and Bakery, Breakfast, Dessert Cuisine American, European Servings pieces Ingredients 1 8 ounce crescent dinner rolls2 tablespoons flour …

Dairy-free Kahlua Hot Cocoa

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Dairy-free Kahlua Hot Cocoa is the perfect drink for cold winter days. I am always torn between which nut milk I like best in this recipe. In my opinion, Brazil nut milk or cashew nut milk is the creamiest, while almond milk or coconut milk is also a great choice. Use your favorite milk alternative and a generous pour of …