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Most of us love the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. We see this phrase everywhere from Christmas cards to decorations. But there are lyrics that take us back to the Victorian time period: Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a …

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Greg and I enjoy chewy, soft cookies. I did some research to find a recipe for chewy gingerbread. You can make them as thin or as thick as you would like – even the thin ones are chewy and soft. Plus they stay that way even after you store them. They are addicting with the …

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I first had this soup while staying at Stonehurst Manor in New Hampshire during our hiking trip. Each night they had two homemade soups to select from. I love soup and enjoy trying new recipes. The first night we were there, the waitress explained what was in this soup and I was intrigued that it …

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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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