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Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Ever since our children were little I have made their birthday cakes. It think it really started due to the amount of money it saved us, but it turned into a tradition that our children look forward to. There was one year I forgot to make our daughter’s cake (she was probably around the age(…)

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Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and apples! These Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins bring out that wonderful spicy pumpkin smell and warm fuzzy feeling as the leaved change and weather turns colder. Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins Servings: 16 full sized muffins; about double that if making mini-muffins Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cups sugar(…)

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is one my husband and I modified from my mother’s recipe.  It makes a large amount of soup, enough that we can feed our family of 5 on it around 5 times.  We make it and then separate it into containers to be placed in the freezer. Making large batches(…)

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Hot Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella-parmesan cheese blend (2 for mix and 1/2 for top) 10-16 oz. fresh baby spinach – remove large stems 2 (14 oz.) cans small artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 3 large garlic cloves – minced 8 oz. cream cheese 2/3 light sour cream 1/3(…)

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Favorite Manicotti Recipes

Favorite Manicotti Recipes

We recently decided that instead of buying the “not so fabulous” frozen ravioli in the store, we would stuff our own manicotti. I remember doing this early in our marriage, before kids and overly busy lives. Now that they are getting older and we are learning to carve out more family time, more down time,(…)

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Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting

Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting

My mother-in-law appeared with cupcakes recently.  Which may not be any big deal on most days, but this time she said she had used a new frosting – Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting!  All I can say is that she had me at cookie dough! Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting Ingredients: 4 oz. cream cheese,(…)

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French Toast

French Toast

French toast is a favorite breakfast food in our house. Many years ago we combined a couple of recipes together to make one that we love best. In our opinion it is the nutmeg that gives it that extra special flavor that we love. French Toast Mixture Ingredients: 5 eggs 3/4 cup milk 3 Tbsps(…)

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Smokey Corn and Potato Chowder

Smokey Corn and Potato Chowder

Smokey Corn and Potato Chowder: This recipe is one that I love for multiple reasons.  First, because  this Smokey Corn and Potato Chowder  is quick and easy to make.  The second reason I love this Smokey Corn and Potato Chowder is because while it seemingly doesn’t make a lot, you don’t need a lot.  This(…)

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Quick & Easy Mexican Chicken Fajitas

Quick & Easy Mexican Chicken Fajitas

Quick & Easy Mexican Chicken Fajitas There seem to be few recipes that our entire family can agree on.  Much to our surprise these Mexican Chicken Fajitas were a hit with everyone in our house.  They were quick to make, not super spicy, but super flavorful! Serves: 6 Ingredients: 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp(…)

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Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes

Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes

We are in the midst of the cold winter months here in New York.  Ever since I was a kid we have always had hot chocolate in our house, but not just store bought mix, we always had a “special” mix.  Today I am sharing two hot chocolate recipes that have been favorites in our(…)

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How To Make Easy Apple Pastry

How To Make Easy Apple Pastry

Today I am going to show you how to make one of my favorite, super easy deserts called Tarte Fine aux Pommes, it usually means thin apple pie (Easy Apple Pastry). Ingredients: 5 cups puff pastry 2 apples 1/2 cup of brown sugar Some cinnamon 1/2 cup of butter 1 egg and 2 Tbsp water(…)

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No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe My favorite thing about this No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe is not only that the cookies taste great, but that they actually hold their shape when baked!  There is no need to worry if they will run together, or become misshapen!  While we are doing these with Valentine Hearts in(…)

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