Amaretto-Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie |

Amaretto-Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie was voted the family favorite several years ago … maybe … no one is actually 100% sure. Let me explain. Several years ago, we had a request for pumpkin pie for dessert at Thanksgiving. Since my husband and I didn't have a "go to" pumpkin pie recipe at the time, we researched several recipes and found one that we thought would be …
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Fresh cranberry jelly is easy to make with only 3 ingredients from

Cranberry Jelly

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I find that everyone has one dish that they couldn't live without. There's always one dish that makes the holiday for them. For me, it's mashed potatoes made with Yukon gold potatoes, lots of butter, and cream. For my husband and his siblings, it's this cranberry jelly - a recipe that has been handed down through four …
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Cheddar Dill Puffs (Gougères) |

Cheddar Dill Puffs

When my older daughter looked at my posting schedule and saw that I was making cheddar dill puffs this week, she just about giggled with delight and did a happy dance. Despite being a typical teenage girl, my daughter does NOT do giggles or happy dances (so uncool in her book). But these little babies will bring out the giddiness in anyone. These …
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Old Fashioned Chili - the best comfort food on a cold night from

Old-Fashioned Chili

I know there is already an abundance of chili recipes out in the world and here's one more to add to the mix. Everyone has a family favorite. This is ours. My husband worked out the recipe years ago and now I make it every fall and winter when the weather gets cold. Many happy family memories are wrapped up in this chili recipe from birthday …
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Molten Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Cake |

Molten Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter may be the classic combination but I am proposing a new classic - chocolate and dulce de leche.  I am already a huge lover of sweetened condensed milk (as anyone who has seen me make Vietnamese coffee will tell you). Sweetened condensed milk that has been slowly heated until it is caramelized really has me swooning. So, …
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