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It seems like a good idea to post another dessert recipe on this frigid winter day. In the Northeast our temperature with windchill is -27 fahrenheit, which is -32 celsius – it is darn cold! Even in the house you feel a slight coldness – even though the temperature is the same as always. But …

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It is getting close to Valentine’s Day and I wanted to share this great Red Velvet Cupcake recipe that you can dress up with icing and fun decorations. This is the first time I made red velvet cupcakes and I have to say they are excellent! There are so many fun ways to decorate them. …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day! What did everyone end up doing? Did you go out to ring in the New Year or do you hang out at home? We stay home and I try out new dishes with the main course centered around Scallops. Typically we stay …

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We are trying to get back to normal after the early winter storm and are getting ready for Thanksgiving. Though it feels like we missed Thanksgiving with our winter blast as the whole experience was surreal. A lot of the snow has melted with some local roads flooding at the lower points and creeks close …

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Today I am sharing a new recipe for a Beef Tenderloin that is marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, then add Three Little Pigs BBQ rub, sear the meat for a few minutes, bake in the oven and finish with a Madeira Rosemary Shallot Sauce! Add a side of Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole …

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I do believe that Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Medallions are better than steak!! As a disclaimer, I am not a steak fan; but so many people believe that steak is for special occasions. When I first had these at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, I told my husband these are better than any steak I have ever had! …

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Is everyone enjoying the last few days of March? I know I will be glad for this month to be over and hopefully get closer to real spring weather. It still has been bitter cold – though today it got a bit warmer and we are hoping for better temperatures to come – and stay! …

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Every year I make a potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I made St. Patrick’s Day Potato Soup! The version I made this year is an easy to make potato soup with the shrimp adding a bit more saltiness making it fun to eat. Depending upon the size you dice the potatoes, you …

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It is almost St. Patrick’s Day and even though I am not a beer drinker I do like to make a couple of recipes using Guinness Beer! Today I made these fantastic Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes which has the wonderful flavor of Guinness Beer. They were super easy to make and only took 25-minutes to bake …

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