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Easy Homemade French Fries

Before making these French fries, I had never deep-fried anything in my life. Sure, I had watched my and grandma fry calamari for Christmas Eve dinners, and the lingering...

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Top 10 List: Favorite Pie & Tart Recipes

One thing that many people enjoy during the summer is going out to orchards or local farms and picking fresh fruit – berries and rhubarb in the summer, and...

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The Weekend Dish

The Weekend Dish: 7/23/2011

I can’t believe it’s already closing in on the end of July; where has the summer gone?! I enjoyed a ball game at sold-out PNC Park last night; although...

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Everything Bagels

I absolutely love, love, love bagels. Bagels in all forms – savory bagels, sweet bagels. I’ll eat a bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Always with cream cheese. Mostly...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Brownies are sort of like cheesecake, aren’t they? There’s nothing better than the perfect dense, fudgy brownie, just like not much can beat a classic piece of creamy cheesecake....

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Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

I simply cannot resist any dessert that has even the slightest thing to do with peanut butter. If Oreos and cream cheese are involved, all the better. Which is...

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Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe

Fresh pesto is one of my absolute favorite summer indulgences. There’s nothing quite like picking basil from a container out on the deck (or from the bounty in your...

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