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Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Happy New Year Friends, Traditionally each January I like to go through my closets and kitchen cabinets and purge unwanted items that I no longer need.  While doing so, I was looking through several of my cookbooks and found a folder with old newspaper clippings…

Lemon Vanilla French Macarons

Lemon Vanilla French Macarons

If you have never had French Macarons (pronounced mah-kah-ROHN) before, I strongly recommend you try them.  They are light and delicate meringue sandwich cookies that can be made in a variety of flavors. The basic ingredients for the cookie shells are egg whites, powdered sugar,…

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Butta, Butta, Butta Baby! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Pretty much every time I say “butter,” I say “butta” and always add the baby at the end. I have no idea why, but it just makes me feel good 🙂 Okay, back to the recipe……

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Hello Friends, Christmas is right around the corner and every year, like most people, I enjoy baking and making yummy treats.  Oatmeal cookies are a family favorite over here and I was going to use a traditional recipe that I’ve always had success with, however,…

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…

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

Last week while I was walking through a home decor store, I spotted some adorable miniature Christmas tree ornaments and thought these would make really great napkin rings. With a bit of thought, I decided to combine the ornaments with the natural wooden beads and…

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…