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Irish Soda Bread ~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Although I am one-quarter Irish, I am embarrassed to admit that I really am not educated on the food and traditions of the Irish culture....

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, above and beyond coffee cake, you’ve come to the right post. This is no Entenmann’s, for sure. I watched Ina Garten make this...

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Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Cabernet Sauce

Braising is a cooking method I’ve been wanting to try ever since I treated myself to a Le Creuset dutch oven last year. What is braising, you ask? Allow...

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Baked Oatmeal

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone also knows that breakfast can be the most boring meal of the day. It becomes all...

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Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies

Cucidati is a traditional Italian cookie, originating in Sicily, that is filled with a mixture of figs and other fruits, nuts, and seasonings. Some recipes vary but the “standard”...

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I have a rather brief history with bread pudding, having tried it for the first time only this past New Year’s Eve. But oh, I was in love. Perhaps...

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Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Traditionally, oatmeal cookies are made with the addition of raisins and not much else. I have occasionally come across recipes that will include nuts or chocolate chips in addition...

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