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  • Mini loaded potato skin appetizers
    Mini loaded potato skin recipe and tips: Less calories with more flavor
    What could be better than munching on a loaded potato skin...perfectly cooked to a crisp, filled with cheese and bacon? Those crispy spuds really get you in the mood for a party.The filling items are endless. Perhaps your mood includes a bit of...
  • Pistachio Cranberry Cookies
    Pistachio Cranberry Cookies
    A cookie and a cup of tea makes everything better. That is one of life's truths. This shortbread-like cookie is full of delicious dried cranberries and hearty pistachios. It is a delicious cookie.A friend shared this recipe and it has been a...
  • Cinnamon Pecan Cranberry Oat Muffins
    Healthy winter baking: Cinnamon cranberry pecan oat muffins
    If you live in the Northeast, you're probably preparing to be snowed in. Rather than making French toast (if you made your obligatory run for bread, milk and eggs), these oat muffins are full of flavor while also packed with good-for-you...
  • Chef Duff Goldman
    New Food Network series ‘Duff Till Dawn’ premieres Thursday
    Get ready for a new Food Network series premiere this Thursday called “Duff Till Dawn”. This original series, hosted by Chef Duff Goldman of “Ace of Cakes” and “Holiday Baking Championship”, will definitely put...
  • The Food of Downton Abbey: Sesame Honey Tea Cake
    The Food of Downton Abbey: Sesame Honey Tea Cake
    If you happen to be a fan of the award-winning PBS drama Downton Abbey, you are no doubt aware of the fact that one of the favorite afternoon rituals of the aristocrats of the era was the celebration of High Tea. High Tea was usually a break in...
  • Diabetic Almond Joy Pie
    Recipes for diabetics: Almond Joy pie
    Earlier in our marriage, my husband and I would make “refreshment stops” when traveling. Often we would each select a soda and a candy bar for the road – a coke and Mounds bar for me; a coke and an Almond Joy for him.Imagine my...
  • Diabetic lemon meringue pie
    Recipes for diabetics: lemon meringue pie
    One of my all-time favorite pies is lemon meringue. According to Avera, a contributor of diabeticconnect.com, this recipe for diabetic lemon meringue pie – with its “flaky crust, fluffy meringue, and plenty of sweet lemon filling ...
  • Chocolate Swirl Cake
    Easy baking: Chocolate swirl cake
    This simple chocolate swirl cake is inspired by the classic Hershey's recipe using chocolate syrup. Vanilla and chocolate cake batter is layered in a Bundt pan, and it magically swirls as it bakes. The cake is similar to a Bundt pound cake...
  • meatball jalapeno poppers
    Recipes: meatball jalapeño poppers
    In two weeks, the Seattle Seahawks will defend its Super Bowl title when it plays the New England Patriots. If you have not already started, it is time for you to begin gathering your Super Bowl “tailgate” eats.The people at tailgater...
  • Delicious, easy homemade waffle recipe
    My favorite waffle recipe
    Since my earlier days, I've had an affinity for waffles, but curiously, managed to muddle through life without a solid waffle batter recipe for extended periods of time. It all started with my mother's homemade Belgian waffles, shifted a...
  • Two types of cooking give you a handle on understanding cuisine
    Two types of cooking give you a handle on understanding cuisine
    Yes, there are two basic types of cooking. Everyone does both all the time. The basic "cooking" is when you take some food and cook it. That sounds almost silly, but the idea is that you do not need to follow recipes every time you...
  • It isn't what you eat, it's what you eat
    It isn't what you eat, it's what you eat
    That is to say, there are dietary staples such as bread and meat. Despite the Paleo Diet folks, carbs are not a fate worse than death, and bread remains the "staff of life" although it goes down in the world periodically as diet gurus...
  • Easy caramel apple crisp
    Fall cookbook: Easy caramel apple crisp recipe
    I believe this recipe is from Taste of Home magazine. It was fabulous and sooo easy!I've also made a healthier version by using whole wheat flour, Splenda and light butter and milk.I made it even easier by using a jar of caramel ice cream...
  • Simply Sublime: Brown Sugar Shortbread Lemon Buttermilk Bars
    Simply Sublime: Brown Sugar Shortbread Lemon Buttermilk Bars
    Even though it might be the dead of winter, you can still experience the freshness of spring and summer by taking a few minutes for yourself and noshing on some of these luscious bar-like cookies featuring the scent and flavor of freshly squeezed...
  • Applesauce can be used in place of oil in many recipes
    Applesauce cake with frosting
    This year we had a lot of apples, so we canned some applesauce. With all the applesauce in our cellar it gets tiresome just eating it plain. When that happens, we turn to my mother’s cookbook. That’s where we found a delicious...