Spiced Cranberry Milk Bread

Delicious Spiced Pecans & Cranberry Milk Bread for the holidays.

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Healthy Steak Salad

Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in […]

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Walter’s Birthday Cake

Our Walter is six years old today. He was born on 11/11/2011. He’s a special pup. I remember the first time when I saw him at an adoption event… He was 8 weeks old. He was so sweet, quiet and calm. After about an hour of waiting, my husband and I were informed that he […]

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The Best Chili Recipe

I’ve been using this chili recipe for the past 10 years, at least. I’m pretty sure I mixed a few recipes from various sources to get to this lovely mix. We love it! This recipe makes a large batch of chili. It’s nice to eat freshly made, as leftovers, and as a quick week night […]

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Cauliflower Fritters

These beauties came together with the help of a fridge clean out… The cauliflower needed to be used or tossed. So it got used! Do you ever buy something at the grocery store simply because it looks good and fresh?  Without any actual plans for it? I do it all the time. Luckily, most of […]

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Plum Dumplings (Gombóc)

Oh how i love dumplings… These are another Eastern European staple and I remember making these often when I was a kid. So delicious and comforting! In Hungarian, these are called Gombóc. The dough is essentially the same as the dough for gnocchi. It is very versatile and can be sweet and savory. As with […]

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Orecchiette with Peas

This is a simple pasta dish to accompany any protein or salad for a quick dinner. I used leftover grilled Italian sausage for a quick Monday evening dinner. I could also imagine this pasta dish served with baked or grilled chicken. Nix the meat and serve it with a side salad. You’ve got many options […]

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No-Rise Pastry Dough

Okay… I’m starting to like baking more and more. Not a pro at it by any means, but I definitely have fun with it. This pastry dough, I experimented with last weekend. It requires zero rising time. I like that as its quick and so good! I made Poppy Seed Pastries, as well as Strawberry […]

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Pork Chop Dinner for Two

If you are a Michigan resident and you like fresh meat from animals raised on a family farm, give John Henry’s a try. No, I am not sponsored by them. However, I’ve been a customer for quite some time and have enjoyed every single order from their farm. I usually order a bundle and exhaust every piece […]

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Sage + Blackberry Scones

I know, it’s technically still summer. But it sure feels like fall here in Michigan. The cool temps are quite refreshing and perfect for baking. These Sage + Blackberry Scones were a real treat over the long weekend. I’m not sure about you, but I really enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a savory […]

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Easy Crunchy Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are so delicious and come out extra crunchy. I love them! The sweet chili sauce for dipping is killer too. I make these with ground beef but they are also delicious with pork or a beef and pork mixture. Scratch the meat all together for a vegetarian option. Let me know how […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing cocktail? I know I do! Especially while trying to unwind after a long day or a long and busy week. Now, I have to say that I am new to the Bourbon craze. Frankly, I don’t know much about Bourbon. But, the few cocktails I have tasted here […]

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