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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I held a baby shower luncheon on Friday afternoon for my co-worker.  Our entire department (of around 12 people) were invited to come over to my home on their lunch break and celebrate.  I’ll post about the recipes I used later this week. Since it was during a lunch break, there wasn’t really any time […]

Apple Dippin’ Peanut Butter Cookies

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Do you ever eat apples dipped in peanut butter? I do! So, when I saw these cookies on Picky Palate it didn’t take me long to decide to make them.  She’s brilliant for coming up with this recipe! My recommendation is to make these for consumption within a few hours (which really won’t be a […]

Foodbuzz Tastemakers: Kerrygold Butter

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As part of Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker program, I periodically receive food samples to test.  Sometimes it’s an ingredient for a recipe, or sometimes it’s an actual product that should be eaten as is.  Recently, I received free butter from Kerrygold. This all-natural dairy product is from the heartland of Ireland and, therefore, was just in time […]

Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts)

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Last week, we had some friends over for dinner.  For the main dish I served the Italian Pasta Bake, so for dessert I wanted to stay true to the Italian theme.  When I received Giada’s New Italian Favorites cookbook for Christmas, this was one of the first recipes I marked.  A few weeks later, we […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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Hope you’re wearing green today!

Mini Chocolate Stout Cakes

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As promised, here is the recipe for the Chocolate Stout Cake we served Saturday night for our friends in Detroit after the Chicken & Mushroom Boxty dinner. While my best friend and I were out shopping for the ingredients, I came across these miniature individual cake pans at Joann Fabrics.  Because these were just so […]

Chicken & Mushroom Boxty

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St Patty’s day is almost here.  Last week I made the Shamrock Shake Cupcakes, because I was getting the Irish itch.  This weekend, while visiting my best friend in Michigan, we decided to make an Irish meal and invited some of her friends over to share it with us. After contemplating a few options, we […]

Strawberry-Banana Muffins

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Ben and I are spending the weekend in Rochester Hills, MI visiting our good friends.  We arrived last night and spent the day at the world’s largest Christmas store, Bronners.  I grew up in Michigan, and ashamed to say I’ve never been to this place!  Afterwards, we headed to downtown Frankenmuth to do a little […]

Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

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If you do not like spinach, do not make these, or else use a different recipe for the filling.  Spinach was definitely the dominant flavor in these, which is not my favorite.  I’m posting the recipe anyway, since I know it’s a good one.  It’s just my particular taste buds…which can vary drastically from yours! […]

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

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It’s only about a week until St. Patrick’s Day, so the buzz right now, as it is this time every year, are the Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s.  I’ve heard my coworkers talking about this shake lately, so I decided to surprise them with a cupcake version today. I’m not going to type out the recipe, […]