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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that never gets old. Add a raspberry jam filling to these soft chocolate thumbprint cookies and you have a trifecta of flavor! Simple, loved by old and young and a hit around the holidays. Jump to: RECIPE This post may contain affiliate links, and you can read our disclosure …

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Thumbprint Cookies with a Lemon Filling

These shortbread thumbprint cookies are filled with a bright, citrusy lemon filling and then dusted with powdered sugar. Perfect for spring baking or for an Easter treat. The lemon filling can be store-bought lemon curd, lemon marmalade or even an orange jelly. The shortbread cookie part is easier than making a pie crust, so they come …

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Strata (Casserole) with Swiss Chard & Sausage

Strata is basically an egg casserole with varied fillings and a creamy custard base. It is often likened to a bread pudding. This breakfast strata is filled with swiss chard and sausage and topped with a smoky cheese. It is perfect for serving a crowd at brunch or as a stress-free make-ahead dish for holiday …

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Apple and Blackberry Crisp (Crumble) with Best Oat Topping

Growing up in Oregon, blackberries were abundant and this was my favorite thing to make with them. In Minnesota I can’t grow blackberries but the frozen ones work just fine. This is the ultimate Fall dessert, and it just happens to be easy to make and healthy at the same time! Jump to: RECIPE | …

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3 Seafood Platters: Tinned Fish, Cold Platter, or Seafood Tower

Those of us who like to host during the holidays will know the struggle between wanting to serve something fancy and keeping things stress free. Here are 3 DIY seafood platters that range from an easy, inexpensive tinned seafood plate to a cold platter with shellfish to a luxury platter or tower for the seasoned …

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Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe: Big Batch in an Oven Roaster

There is no better Fall breakfast (in my humble opinion!) than rich, velvety pumpkin butter slathered on toast with a cup of coffee. This homemade pumpkin butter is made with apple cider, aromatic spices, sliced ginger and a bit of orange liqueur. A video of how to can it for holiday gift giving is included. …

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Colombian Natilla without Eggs: (Layered with Nuts & Raspberries)

Natilla, a rich custard-like dessert, has several different variations depending on the country of origin. This recipe is for a Colombian natilla, which is similar to a vanilla natilla custard from Spain, but without the eggs. It is a simple dish traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season, and in Colombia it is typically served with …

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How to Tell Soft Peaks vs Stiff Peaks: Whipped Cream or Egg Whites

Recipes that include whipped cream or beaten egg whites often tell you to beat to “soft peaks” or to “stiff peaks”. What exactly does that look like and how long does it take before you see soft peaks? How long for stiff peaks? This is where a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words. …

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Ginger Lime Sweet Potato Casserole: No Marshmallows

Sweet potato casseroles are often way too sweet for many palates, especially when they are served around the holidays with an abundance of other rich dishes. This casserole, or side dish, gets all of its sweetness from the sweet potato itself and enhances the flavor by roasting it with ginger, fresh lime juice and some …

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Ritz Cracker Chocolate Cherry Bark for Holiday Care Packages

Friends and family absolutely love to get surprise packages in the mail, and it’s even more special when you add a personal touch of a home-made treat. The problem with many baked goods is that they don’t ship well if they are crumbly or gooey. This chocolate bark is packed with holiday flavors, is easy …

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Salmon Omelet (Omelette) & Strawberry Champagne: Best Brunch

Brunch is often a special occasion or a social gathering and if you are making brunch at home it is fun to add some more unique dishes. A salmon omelet, strawberry infused champagne and a citrus marmalade are a few ideas to make your brunch special. Jump to: RECIPE | Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup | …

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High Protein Kimchi Pancakes: (with Kodiak mix)

Pancakes are beloved by most people, but the flour and the sugary syrups (or toppings) tend to make them high carb and high sugar. These savory pancakes made with Kimchi and a high protein pancake mix add a lot of nutrition while lowering the refined sugar content. Serve them with the added recipe for a …

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