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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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There is quite the debate amongst my taste buds when trying to decide if my favorite dessert flavor is lemon or chocolate. I often think I want chocolate, probably because it goes better with red wine, but then I taste something lemon which proves to be light, refreshing, and completely delicious.  I threw the light part in there for those of you …read more

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Homemade Pixie Stick Valentines

Printable Homemade Healthy Pixie Sticks for Kid's Valentine Parties!

Where in the world have I been? I had no idea you could purchase these cute little paper straws! When I saw them I was immediately reminded of my childhood. It brought me right back to the red stained lips and tongue that was caused by those yummy, sugary and often soggy pixie sticks we used to eat as kids. With Valentines Day quickly approaching and …read more

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Slow Cooked Cherry Pulled Pork

Slow Cooked Cherry and Rosemary Pulled Pork Sandwich - Fabulous Superbowl Dinner!

Introducing my Superbowl epicurean triumph! Tender slow cooked pork with rosemary and dark morello cherries piled on a toasted sandwich bun topped with caramelized onions and crunchy coleslaw. Mmmmmm. This melt in your mouth sandwich is so easy to put together and bursts with flavor!  If you are on a gluten free diet or trying to watch your carbohydrate …read more

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Easy Caramel Popcorn

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There is a certain nostalgia that accompanies popcorn.  I especially love it drizzled in caramel and tossed with salty peanuts!  This is a family recipe that has been passed down through the generations.  It’s easy, delicious and inexpensive to make. You’ll need: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 1 can sweetened condensed …read more

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Delicious Baklawa Recipe

Delicious Authentic Middle Eastern Pastry Recipe - Baklava! Yum!

  If you’ve never heard of Baklawa, it is a distinctively delicious Middle Eastern pastry. People of Greek descent call this same desert Baklava. Either way you pronounce it, it’s amazing! It’s labor intensive to build a really good baklawa, but it’s a labor of love – so worth it! Happily, the recipe makes a lot of servings!Start by chopping …read more

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Sweet and Savory Baked Brie

Sweet and Salty Baked Brie Recipe - Delicious!

  Looking for something fabulous to serve your family and friends over the Holidays? Say Cheese! I don’t know about you but cheese just about always makes me smile, and this recipe has the perfect balance of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, and absolute melt in your mouth DELICIOUS. Start by taking a wheel of brie cheese and cut …read more

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Marinated Feta Cheese

DIY Marinated Feta - Yum!

  In my younger years, I remember my dad regularly purchasing a jar with little cubes of cheese floating in an irresistibly seasoned marinated oil. I want to say that the cheese was blue cheese but I’ve always disliked the strong blue cheese flavor so either it became milder from sitting in the oil or it wasn’t blue cheese at all. *shrug* …read more

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Preserving Garlic and DIY Seasoning!

DIY Preserving Garlic - Make Garlic Powder, Minced Garlic or Garlic Salt!

  You may remember my recent post, Easy Herb Preserving where I showed you how I preserve fresh basil and other herbs in olive oil. Having herbs from my garden year round is how I add big flavor to home-cooked meals and my family loves it. Preserving garlic takes a bit more preparation, since the individual cloves need to be peeled. I spent …read more

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

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Early autumn in Utah usually brings the occasional cold, rainy day.  I welcome the chill after the long weeks of 90 degree weather.  I open all my sliding doors and windows and let the cool breeze air out the house.  The gentle sound of rain goes perfectly with the savory smell of soup cooking on the stove and fresh bread browning in …read more

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Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Skewers

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Nothing says summer more than the smell of food cooking on the grill.  I love grilling because the food has a special flavor and cooking outside has the added bonus of keeping the house cooler.  The secret of keeping the chicken moist is to marinate it before grilling.  Here’s a great recipe for  light and delicious chicken skewers – paired with …read more

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