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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Recipes and the Almost Empty Nest

As our nest gets emptier, our holidays continue to evolve. For the past several years, our daughter who lives in California has come to visit on Thanksgiving and our daughter and son-in-law who live in Arizona come at Christmas. Our … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ During The Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is defining our Winter weather this year.  It’s been cold.  Bitterly cold. Here and in most parts of the country east of the Rockies.  There has even been snow in the deep South. It’s been colder here … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cornmeal Lime Cookies (Gluten Free)

It has been 153 days since I’ve posted a What’s Cookin’ recipe on my blog.  And, while I do not consider my blog to be a food blog, the recipes that I post continue to drive the bulk of the visits … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Treats and Drinks for the Holidays

For the times they are a-changin’ – Bob Dylan The tree is decorated. The gifts are bought and wrapped. The cards and packages have been mailed. What’s left? Christmas Baking! We aren’t doing a family get together to bake Christmas … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Fudge Striped Shortbread Turkey Cookies Revisited

Last year, I recreated a recipe for a turkey cookie that my mother-in-law used to make for the kids at Thanksgiving.  For a long time, this was my most visited cooking post so I thought it was worth another visit. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I made some Honey Lavender Ice Cream recently (check out the post here).  It was different and creamy and really good. While I was working on making the ice cream, it occurred to me that these two flavors would also … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Brownies With Mocha Icing

If you are a fan of The Pioneer Woman and own her first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl, her recipe for Mocha Brownies is truly decadent and delicious. My favorite part about this recipe … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Valentine’s Shortbread Cookies

Next week is Valentine’s Day.  I think Valentine’s Day is a dumb holiday.  Call me a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. My DSH loves Valentine’s Day.  Every year he buys his girls (the ones still left at home anyway, he stops after … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Chocolate Chip S’More Cookies

I recently saw a post by Pillsbury for a cookie called S’more Chippers, a chocolate chip cookie with a melted marshmallow and chocolate on top.  Yummy. I love chocolate chip cookies (who doesn’t), and I love to make different varieties.  I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Holiday Seven Layer Bars

One of our favorite holiday recipes is one for Hello Dolly Dainties which are also known as Seven Layer Cookies. When I saw a version for these same cookies in the November / December 2011 issue of Midwest Living magazine, it … Continue reading

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