Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake

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It’s fall here in NY, and as the weather starts to gets nippy, I’m inspired to to bake with seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake is a sweet, seasonal breakfast treat that everyone in our house enjoyed. We are currently a group of six. Two of our boys are away at […]

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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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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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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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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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I bought a giant bag of cubed butternut squash at Costco a couple of months ago and it has been kicking around in my freezer. My mother bought the same bag and roasted some as a side-dish for dinner and didn’t love it. I love roasted vegetables, but based on my mom’s review I […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Polenta Florentine

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The photo isn’t so great, but this is a dish I make regularly, so I wanted to add the recipe to the blog. My husband and I love this dish. It uses something that for years I walked right by in a supermarket without paying any attention to it – a tube of polenta. […]

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