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This is another Christmas cookie that my mom made this year and has made since I was a child. When I was a child, this cookie felt like it was made for adults in comparison to Mama’s Peanut Blossom Kisses and other fun kid cookies. Over the years, I have a new appreciation for this …

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I adopted this easy to make Yams recipe from my mother. She has an easy approach to making yams that retains their natural flavor. I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg to my version. However, you could try different spices or just make them with a little butter or olive oil. I hope you enjoy …

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Most people think about sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. However, sweet potatoes make a wonderful side dish throughout the year. This easy to make recipe can be made any time in your slow-cooker or you could bake it in your oven. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced or cubed 1 to …

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This is a special treat that can be made for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion when you want a special cake! Your guests will enjoy the wonderful blend of spices, cocoa, and nuts. I prefer this cake without an icing, but you could make a simple icing or use a whipped topping. Ingredients 2/3 …

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You can make this tasty oatmeal dish to prepare your breakfast for several days by storing it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, microwave and top with yogurt and fresh fruit. This recipe takes about 10-minutes to prepare and a few minutes to reheat and assemble. Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 3-1/2 cups skim …

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