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Candied Yams

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A few weeks ago I picked up this month’s issue of Better Homes and Garden magazine.  I should sign up for a subscription, but I usually just grab it from the news stand around the holidays.  This year there is a feature of Tyler Florence’s Thanksgiving recipes.  The one dish that caught my eye right […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

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Do you call it Sweet Potato Casserole or Sweet Potato Pie?  It’s like poh-tay-toh or poh-tah-toh in my book.  Thanksgiving is officially NEXT week.  Can you believe it? NEXT week!?   I’ve never roasted a turkey, therefore I have no tips for you there.  So, I decided that this week I’m going to focus on three […]

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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Hot Chocolate is a favorite drink in our house during the winter, especially on snowy days like we’re having today.  We will drink all kinds of hot cocoa, from the cheap Nestle and Swiss Miss, to the gourmet Ghirardelli. We love it in all forms. I think I have found my favorite hot chocolate option […]

Safeway Holiday Recipe: Baby Pound Cakes

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It’s always nice to have a good grocery store nearby in case you need to run out and get something quick.  For me, that store is called Dominick’s, which is a local Safeway store.  There is actually another competitor grocery store directly across the street from Dominick’s, but I typically always choose Dominick’s over that […]

Chocolate Biscotti

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I brought these treats to Emily’s Holiday Open House Sunday night.  They were delicious!  Joelen, from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, was also at the party and said they tasted like a rich brownie…except crunchy!  It was also a great opportunity for me to use my Roasted Cacao Nibs that TCHO sent to me for a tasting. […]