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Thumbprint Cookies – Great Grandma Mitzi to the Rescue!

My mother, Pauline, made really nice thumbprint cookies, but unfortunately I never wrote down her recipe, and so I was forced to go online to find one, so I could refresh my memory. I knew the ingredients, but unless you have them in the right proportions, you won’t end up with that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture these iconic cookies are known …

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Grilled German Potato Salad – Warming Up to a Great Summer Side Dish

I’ve never been a huge fan of German potato salad, for two very good reasons. First of all, my love for mayonnaise borders on inappropriate, and secondly, the potatoes always seem to be under-cooked.  I enjoy many things cooked al dente, but potatoes are never, ever one of them. I know people want clean, neat slices, but to me that’s …

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Whole Chicken Pie – Finally, a Great Pie with Bones

There’s a restaurant up the street that serves a whole chicken wrapped in brioche, and ever since I saw it, I’ve wanted to do that video. I’ve never actually had it, since it’s $100, and you have to order it a day in advance. I love chicken, but I think I’ll save my hundred dollar bills for more sensible things, …

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It’s The Great Pumpkin Seed Spread, Charlie Brown

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” was definitely my favorite animated holiday special, and I suspect that goes for most people my age. I found the Christmas special a little heavy, and was bothered by the menu in the Thanksgiving episode, but the Halloween offering struck all the right notes. Back then, I probably wouldn’t have had much interest in …

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7 Great Reasons For Home Cooking

Home Cooking Cooking and eating at home has never been easier. All it takes is a little time, organization and a commitment to your kitchen. Easy peasy, right? The next time you’re tempted to eat out, stop and consider these seven great reasons to cook at home. 1. Nourish your family When you cook your own food you choose the …

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Make Your Sandwich Great Again!

Here are the candidates that promise todeliver great flavor. The good news isyou can vote for all of them!The secret is in the sauce. Swap out the plain mayo you use on your sandwich andmix up a special kicked-up spread in minutes.The Grilled Reuben with my homemade1,000 Island Dressing  Marshall Field’s Special Sandwich withhomemade 1,000 Island Dressing BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, …

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British Recipes: Pancakes ( includes some great filling ideas)

Pancakes A pancake, also known as a hotcake or flapjack is a thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. In Britain it is made without a raising agent, and is similar to a frensh crepe. In America, a raising agent is used (typically baking powder). The American pancake is similar to a Scottish pancake or drop scone. The Ancient …

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