Category: The Recipe Box

A Warm and Wonderful New Year!

Start the New Year off on a most delicious note with Gingerbread Apple French Toast Bake. Sugar-dusted squares of apples and French bread, encased in warmly spiced milk and egg filling accented with molasses, can hardly wait for a drizzle of maple syrup. Make it the night before, and pop it into the oven when you wake for a perfect Rose Parade and football game- watching breakfast. This dish is ideal for brunch with family and friends, with bacon or sausage, and fresh fruit. Happy 2018!

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Holiday Ho Ho Cocoa Mix – A Warm and Comforting Cup of Joy to Share!

Homemade food gifts are fun to make and share, especially during the holidays. There is something so special about giving a gift that you’ve put your hands and heart into — delicious cookies and cakes, spiced nuts, and even homemade beverages and liqueurs. I love sharing mixes, too; they extend that holiday feeling long after other treats have disappeared. Soups and pancake mixes are a great way to stretch out the celebrations, and over the years friends and family have anticipated the arrival of their favorites all wrapped up in baskets and bows.

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Harvest Farro Bowl

Welcome, October! Work, school, sports and activities are keeping us all busy; quick, healthy meals are a must, and Harvest Farro Bowls will save the day. Farro adds a nutty taste and chewy texture to salads and soups, and makes an ideal base for a one-dish meal in a bowl. Layer with greens, spiced and roasted fall produce, proteins, and a delicious vinaigrette for a flavorful, nutritious dinner.

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Quick Breads = Quick & Delicious

I love baking! Quick breads, which use baking soda and baking powder instead of yeast as leavening (and therefore require no kneading or rising time), are easy, versatile, and delicious. Perfect for breakfast, snacks, and gifts, they’re a staple in our house. Years ago, I discovered that they make tasty lunches too!

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A Delicious Dessert for Dad

Father’s Day means grillin’ and chillin’ in the summertime heat, and Peanut Butter Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches fit the bill for a cool finish to any BBQ celebration. The blondies are rich and chewy, perfect for pairing with ice cream. Served plain, rolled in crunchy toppings, or dipped in chocolate, they’re fun to make—and a surefire way to let Dad know what a special guy he is!

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Easy Mother’s Day Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Pudding Cake is rich and delicious, and a batch of my favorite whipped cream cheese frosting makes both strawberry filling and lemon icing to complement it perfectly. Easy enough for kids to make with a bit of help, mom will be delighted with this extra special dessert!

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Slow, Simple and Savory Crock Pot Recipes

Slow-cooking makes hearty and economical winter meals a snap to make! Here are two of my favorite recipes. Doing some advance prep allows you to quickly combine everything to cook in the morning. Delicious dinners will be waiting for you at the end of the day, with plenty left for quick meals through out the week.

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Current Issue: Jan.’18

January 2018