Must-Try Zucchini Bread

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This is the BEST zucchini bread I have EVER made, and during zucchini season, I make it often. It also happens to be the easiest. It takes no more than 15 minutes from the moment you take the mixing bowl out until it’s in the oven baking. It’s also a one-bowl recipe, and the best […]

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Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing

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I grew four different types of basil this summer and all of them did very well. The one kind I didn’t grow is Thai basil, and based on how many times I bought it at our farmer’s market this summer, I’ll definitely try to grow my own next summer. The star of this recipe […]

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Chopped Chocolate Chip Cookies

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One of my sons LOVES to bake and one of my sisters gave him the best Christmas gift, a copy of Bravetart by Stella Parks. It is the most well-used cookbook in our house. Since the pandemic started and we have been spent more time at home, our oven has been working overtime. I […]

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Dill Pickles

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I have been doing a lot of cooking during this summer of pandemic, but I have been primarily relying on my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. That said, I have made a few new recipes this summer and these dill pickles are one of them.Dill pickles are surprisingly easy to make. If you see pickling cucumbers at […]

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Instant Pot Yogurt

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First things first – definitely start this in the morning because it can take up to twelve hours before it’s finished.I’ve read a lot of articles about making yogurt in an instant pot and since we are a big yogurt-eating family, I decided to try it. I found the process to be a little finicky […]

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Macaroni Pie

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I have an aunt who moved to South Carolina a couple of years ago. She is a voracious reader and she knows that I love to cook, so every month or so I receive a bulging padded envelope full of recipes that she has torn out of newspapers and magazines. I love receiveing them! This […]

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Celery Soup

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I periodically buy celery for specific recipes and never use all of it. I was speaking to my sisters, who said that they make ‘ants on a log’ with their extra celery, but that didn’t sound too appealing to me, so I decided to use my extra celery to make celery soup, and I […]

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Peanut Butter Brownies

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These brownies were a big hit in our house. If you decide to try them, I have a few tips. First, make sure you have marshmallows available, and not rock-hard ones. I tried to use some from a bag that had been opened a couple of months ago, and it was a disaster. Definitely […]

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All-Purpose Maple Buttermilk Bread

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If you have some buttermilk kicking around consider putting it to good use by making this bread. If you’re not afraid of baking with yeast, and you shouldn’t be if you use this very forgiving yeast, this bread recipe is a winner. The recipe makes enough for a loaf of bread and a pan of […]

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Cowboy Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

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As the weather gets warmer, I enjoy making big salads that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. They’re great for a quick lunch or side dish. Serve this dish with chips and you have a great appetizer.Because the avocado is bathed in dressing, it won’t turn brown! If you don’t […]

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