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Open-Face Hidden Sandwich

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There’s a gorgeous gift shop near us where every season is an eye-catching display of home decor items, gifts for any occasion, and specialty gourmet-type treats that would be perfect for a gift basket. The shop is magical between Thanksgiving and Christmas. All of which makes it hugely popular. You can easily spend a couple […]

Classic Cheese Log

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Whether you make this recipe into a cheese ball or log, it makes one delicious appetizer or snack, served on cocktail breads, crackers, or pita bread pieces. It’s interesting how a particular food dish or recipe reminds you of certain occasions from the past, which is really what this post is about!   Does a […]

Mini Apple-Cranberry Turnovers

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Fall seems to be a time of year when we look for a new recipe or two to try out, whether it’s for comfort food, or for some upcoming gathering. Since it is tailgating season, we wanted to come up with a sweet dessert that would be easy to serve at a tailgate party. Easy […]

Horseradish, Green Onion & Cream Cheese Spread

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Now is that time of year when we all start looking for tasty food recipes for fall tailgating and the long upcoming holiday season. This cheese spread would be great for either. It gives a little something extra to a deli-type sub or sandwich, and, it’s a perfect cheese spread for crackers and little breads […]

Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon – Cookouts & Tailgate Parties

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Baked bean dishes are such a great side dish for cookouts, picnics, and fall tailgate parties. Yes, it is very easy to open a can of baked beans, but they just can’t match the flavor of a homemade recipe. This homemade baked beans with bacon recipe uses three different kinds of beans, and just a […]

Watermelon Lemonade Frozen Pops – Cool Summer Treat

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We saw a watermelon  ice sicle on the web, and thought it was a great idea for using something healthy like fruit, to make a treat for kids and grown-ups alike. Our version of this treat has a sweet, slightly tart flavor by combining fresh watermelon and lemonade. And, it was easy to make, too! […]

Cantaloupe & Curry Chicken Salad

Back when I was in college, I worked as a waitress in a restaurant. One of the seasonal items on the menu was chicken salad beautifully served in half of a cantaloupe. I’m sure I served it to the restaurant guests, but I never had one myself, and I don’t have the slightest idea of […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

I could eat a slice of cake everyday. It’s one of my favorite desserts, and pound cake has always been one of my favorite cakes. I love its rich, dense texture, and it is so tender. It is the perfect ‘foundation’ for adding ice cream, fresh fruit, or whipped cream for a delicious summer dessert. […]

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