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Paczki

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Paczki are a traditional deep-fried Polish doughnut, typically topped with powdered sugar or icing and filled with fruit preserves or a custard.  Here in the Midwest, paczki are consumed heavily the day before Lent to celebrate the traditional attempt to use up any eggs, lard, sugar and fruit which are forbidden during […]

Oven-Baked Tortilla Española

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I decided to share this the recipe from my Spanish Tapas party first, because I think it would be a great appetizer for your Super Bowl party.  Instead of limiting yourself to only serving the usual chips and salsa, buffalo wings, meatballs, etc., you can mix things up a bit and delight your guests with […]

Pumpkin Waffles

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Are you on the pumpkin wagon yet?  You can tell I am!  This recipe was the perfect way to use up the rest of my pumpkin puree.  Plus, it served as the perfect breakfast break for BG in the midst of working so hard to paint the nursery Saturday morning.  We even have extra batter […]

Healthy Egg, Cheese & Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

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This summer, for the 4th of July weekend, we visited our good friends (M & D) in Nashville, TN.   I went to college in Nashville, so BG and I make a trip down there at least once a year to visit my best friends from college.  M was one of my college roomies and D […]

Amish Friendship Chocolate Muffins

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Has anyone ever given you (or tried giving you) Amish Friendship Bread starter dough? My friend at work got us hooked on it.  It’s a yeast concoction that you feed every few days with flour, sugar and milk until the day you use it for baking.  It’s kept in a ziplock bag and will expand, […]