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One of my biggest worries is making sure that my kids eat well.  And as most anyone with a toddler or preschooler knows that is the hardest thing imaginable.  My kids are fickle and generally uncooperative when it comes to meal times.  If left up to them they would eat what I call the Toddler…  read on >

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I la-la-la-love a good soft pretzel.  I rarely treat myself to one, but when I do I hope that it is going to live up to all of my expectations.  This past weekend I was looking through the new Food Network Magazine and saw an entire section on homemade soft pretzels and wow my eyes…  read on >

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Twist  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt ½ Teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 Naval Orange – you will need 1 tablespoon of zest and then keep the orange for juicing. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…  read on >

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For the last two years I have attempted to make a gingerbread house from scratch.  I can tell you is that it is much harder than Martha Stewart makes it sound.  I tried making my own templates, but the cookies rose and grew out of the shapes.  Cutting them back to size wasn’t easy.  Then…  read on >

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I love cookies; cookies are the best dessert ever in my opinion. In my house we are considered Cookie Monsters of sorts, so much so that I cannot keep them in the pantry. When I want something sweet, it generally has to come from the homemade variety and that makes it all the more special!…  read on >

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In my opinion, there is nothing better than the mixture of salty and sweet for dessert.  I generally prefer that to a sumptuous piece of dark chocolate or gooey brownie.  While browsing through some of my archived recipes the other day, I realized that I had never made caramels.  I love caramel!!!  This weekend I…  read on >

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At first you might say, EW!  Cheese and Squash together, gross!  It’s good….no its AMAZING!  I promise it is!  I found this recipe in this month’s Food Network Magazine and was so excited to try it.  I happen to love squash and cheese, so to me the combo seemed just right.  Entice the kids by…  read on >

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We are a funny culture, and I’m talking about us Americans. Food is a HUGE part of our lives, which is a big part of why we have the highest obesity rate in the world…I digress. With that said, I came across a funny article in Women’s Day about “Limited Edition Foods.” I’ll admit it;…  read on >