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How to Make a Dessert Platter for Valentines Day

Dessert platters (or dessert boards) can be a fun, easy way to treat family and friends. This dessert board for two includes ideas and options for the sweets, the drinks and the decor. You can always focus on home-made treats (some recipes included), but the idea with this how-to is “easy” and is focused on …

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Perfectly Poached Egg on Oatmeal with Hot Pepper Jelly

Weekday breakfasts….try as I might, it just seems plain wrong to hop out of bed and start cooking when I don’t even have an appetite yet.  Intermittent fasting is more routine for me during the week. For the weekend however, a poached egg atop some oatmeal and enhanced with a bit of hot pepper jelly …

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Simple Southern Hush Puppies with Easy Dips

Hush puppies, a fried cornmeal ball, are a Southern delicacy, often served with deep fried seafood and a range of dipping sauces. The dipping sauces offered in this recipe include pre-made preserves, specifically a raspberry hot pepper jelly, a citrus marmalade and a tomato jam. What are hush puppies? Hush puppies are a savory, deep-fried, …

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15 Unique Ways to Use Jams with Food & Drink

Jams, jellies and chutneys can definitely go beyond toast and add interest and deliciousness to many different food or drink dishes. Here is a list of more than 15 ways to use jams and jellies to enhance your recipes in the easiest way possible. 1. Easy Appetizers Spread jams or chutneys over a round of …

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