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Pfeffernusse Cookies Recipe

These popular, spiced, gingerbread-like cookies taste great and are one of those unique treats that are hard to find in a typical grocery store. Pfeffernusse are a traditional holiday treat, and they are perfect for shipping in care packages. What are Pfeffernusse Cookies? Pfeffernusse are small spiced, gingerbread-like cookies that are extremely popular as a …

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Mother’s Day Brunch with Strawberry Lavender Champagne

Mother’s Day just seems to call out for champagne…and brunch…and champagne…and marmalade…and champagne!  Since my kids are at college, the hubby took on the Mother’s Day brunch, and it was an awesome feast with fresh salmon omelets, Almond Honey bread with Lemon Ginger Marmalade, and Strawberry Champagne cocktails!  Even though I made the marmalade and …

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Celebrate the Masters with Azelea Cocktail and Pimento Cheese Sandwich

I distinctly remember being mortified as a teenager when I caught a glimpse of the Masters Golf Tournament on TV.  Who in the world would wear that awful green jacket to any event that was televised, and why is something as boring as golf on the television anyway?  Now that I am older and have …

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Limoncello Blondies for Spring or Easter Celebrations

This blondie (a non-chocolate brownie) is a lemony, tender bar with a Limoncello-spiked frosting. Perfect for Spring baking, Easter celebrations or the Winter doldrums! Sometimes serendipity hands you a prize, and these blondies are just that…a prize.   While on a phone conversation with my daughter, she interrupted me by saying “Just what are lemonade …

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