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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Hello friends, With the temperatures dropping this time of year here in NE Ohio, and I was craving my favorite New England clam chowder.  I typically try to keep the basic staple ingredients for this recipe in my pantry, so it’s readily available to make…

The Sleigh Bell Cocktail

The Sleigh Bell Cocktail

“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too…” Happy Holidays friends!  I’m feeling merry these days and I wanted to make a cocktail that would celebrate this holiday season.  I previously shared a cocktail recipe “Hot Apple Pie”, using Tuaca Italian Liqueur. I was curious…

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Cakelets

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Cakelets

Hello Friends!  Today I’m happy to share a new cake recipe that is pumpkin spice, and everything nice.  Once a year I use this beautiful autumn leaf cakelet pan from Nordic Ware, and each year I try to come up with something new to bake…

Tuaca Hot Apple Pie Toddy

Tuaca Hot Apple Pie Toddy

 Tuaca is an enticing blend of Italian Brandy, Mediterranean Citrus, and Vanilla Spice If you’re a fan of warm apple pie, then I strongly recommend you try this hot toddy made with Tuaca. My mother would make this drink during the cool winter months and…

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Hello, today I’m sharing a recipe with you I discovered several years ago in 2007. This is Ina Garten’s recipe from her Barefoot Contessa cookbook, Roasted Eggplant Spread.  If you are a fan of eggplant or if you have been curious to try it but…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Okay folks, I’m going to say this right here, and right now, this recipe is so amazing you may want to incorporate it into your Thanksgiving holiday menu.  I realize I’m sounding very confident right now, but I believe this recipe is turkey day worthy!…

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Pumpkin Spice Honey

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Pumpkin Spice Honey

Hello Friends! Today I’m sharing a great appetizer recipe that has become another one of our summertime favorites.  I take perfectly ripened figs, stuff them with blue cheese, wrap them in prosciutto, bake and drizzle them with a warm pumpkin spice honey. I was inspired to…

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeños

If you love nachos with a kick, you probably enjoy having sliced jalapeños on top. When my garden has an abundance of jalapeños, I love to make this easy jalapeño recipe. It takes less than one hour to make, and you can store them in…

Classic Dill Pickles

Classic Dill Pickles

This summer’s cucumber harvest has been extremely successful for us. The first day, I picked about 13 cucumbers, and as much as I love fresh cucumbers, there was no way we could eat all of those in time before another batch would be ready to…

How to air dry herbs

How to air dry herbs

Being a person who loves to cook, I know using fresh herbs for cooking is the best for full flavor.  However, having an abundance of fresh herbs this year, I found myself not able to use them quickly enough before they started to flower. So,…