2-Ingredient Crispy Coconut Macaroons

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts
by Ann on 03/12
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After making a couple of batches of these yummy macaroons, my husband and I took advantage of the sunny December afternoon and went for a walk.  While the… Read More »

Graham Cracker Houses

In Crafts
by Ann on 01/12
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Making gingerbread houses–well, actually, graham cracker houses–is an annual holiday event in our house.  The first year I thought of doing this, I offered to make enough “bases”… Read More »

Royal Icing

In Cookies & Candy, Crafts, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 01/12
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Making gingerbread houses–well, actually, graham cracker houses–is an annual holiday event in our house.  The first year I thought of doing this, I offered to make enough “bases”… Read More »

Holiday Crafts

In Crafts, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 28/11
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Growing up, my mom came up her fair share of clever craft ideas.  The projects alone were always fun, and when they resulted in a clever gift to… Read More »

Honey Orange Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

In Gluten-Free Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/11
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The day before Thanksgiving, I saw A recipe for Hasselback Potatoes posted by my friend, Sonali, from The Foodie Physician. They looked completely delicious and I shared them… Read More »

Turkey (or Chicken) Tetrazzini with Mushrooms and Kale

In Casseroles, Chicken, Pasta, Turkey
by Ann on 26/11
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If you have leftover Thanksgiving turkey, tetrazzini is a perfect way to enjoy it in a whole new way.  If there are no leftovers to speak of, it… Read More »

Whole Wheat Cheddar Chicken (or Turkey) Quesadillas

In Chicken, Pizza & Sandwiches, Side Dishes, Snacks, Turkey
by Ann on 24/11
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It’s always fun to strike upon a new way of using something. In my kitchen, this often happens out of desperation, like when I lack the right ingredient… Read More »

Southwestern Chicken (or Turkey) Quesadilla Salad

In Chicken, Healthy Options, Salads, Turkey
by Ann on 23/11
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  This is my FAVORITE restaurant salad–well, my rendition of it, anyway!  I usually make it when I have leftover chicken, but leftover turkey works well, too.  Packed… Read More »

White Chocolate Pecan Pie

In Desserts, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 20/11
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While my husband, Jack, does not often cook, there are two or three dishes he prepares quite well.  Baking, however, is unexplored territory. So, when he bought the… Read More »

So Easy Fresh Pumpkin Puree

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 19/11
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As I was wrestling with this pumpkin, trying to cut through it — all the while thinking of several people who have commented that they enjoy winter squash… Read More »