Realistic Cooking Ideas

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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! This year we tried several new recipes for Thanksgiving that I will be sharing. We also ventured into making a deep-fried turkey with a deep fryer that can be used within the house. The day before the turkey was injected with a butter and garlic marinade and …

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Is everyone getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I found this wonderful recipe that was adapted from Recipe TV. Now I will not claim it is authentic since there are US substitutions and I am sure there are “secrets” that the Irish have that are not shared! But this recipe is so easy to make …

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I adore desserts but not the calories! Are you the same? This dessert is just heavenly to eat and presents beautifully! And it is a healthy alternative to many of those high calorie / fat desserts. This recipe is from Prevention. I love all the fresh raspberries and that there is chocolate! Does not get …

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Who doesn’t love a homemade Apple Pie – warm out of the oven! We all have our favorite recipes and sometimes a classic recipe does not require changing – hence one of the reasons I never posted one. However for Halloween I made an Apple Pie that was the best I ever made so I …

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With the holiday season upon us, it is always nice to make a few desserts. I love Chocolate cake but not all the calories and unhealthy ingredients. This recipe is just awesome as there are a few healthier ingredients and it is moist! I am not sure if you would find this recipe in a …

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Whether you are looking for an appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a dinner gathering these are a wonderful selection! I just adore goat cheese and when I saw an appetizer recipe for them I just had to try it! These are excellent straight out of the oven. Plus they can be carefully reheated the next …

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Are you putting together your Thanksgiving dinner menu? I tend to make changes each year to keep the menu fresh and unexpected! Are you looking for a recipe for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes? This is a great way to present them by actually combining them together. I saw this approach in a few magazines …

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