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Blueberry Cheesecake Swirl Bars

Cheesecake is one of those foods that makes any occasion feel special. And I’m a big fan – but it’s so rich, that if you have any leftovers, it can be kind of daunting, trying to finish it off. So … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzel Showdown!: Homemade v. Store-bought

My kids really enjoy getting a soft pretzel for a special treat. And I like to, as well – so it’s not hard to convince me to spend a few dollars on one to share! It’s something my kids have … Continue reading

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Bread Machine French Bread

Think that your bread machine is limited to brick-shaped loaves? Think again. This recipe makes two long, narrow loaves. Cut in 1″ slices and toasted, this bread is perfect to float in French onion soup with melted cheese on top. … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas for a Crowd

Fajitas are a fun party food, but trying to get all the different components to be ready at the same time can be frustrating. That’s why this recipe is such a help: the meat and the vegetables cooking is very … Continue reading

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Homemade Baklava

My first experience with baklava was at a Greek Festival when I was in college. There was Greek music, dancing, delicious Greek salads, spanakopita, pastries…and baklava sundaes. Yes, you read that right: they served vanilla ice cream drizzled with fudge … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

There is something about the combination of lemon and poppy seeds that I find irresistible. The tang, the crunch…well, I love just about anything that has those flavors! Cake, scones, bread, muffins… I decided to test out a lemon poppy … Continue reading

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Mexican Pizzas

I grew up eating these tasty mini pizzas. I have no idea where my mom discovered this recipe, but I’m so glad she did. It’s so simple to prepare – you can go from thinking you want this for dinner … Continue reading

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Oreo Showdown!: Homemade v. Store-bought

We love baking things that most people would just buy at the supermarket. You know, for fun! One of our favorite projects is homemade Oreos. These things pack a dark chocolate punch, and the buttery filling puts the shortening-based store-bought … Continue reading

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Thin Crust Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizzas

I love pizza…but even I get a little tired of my kids’ preferred toppings. Have you guessed them yet?? Plain cheese, or pepperoni. Sigh. I love having leftover pulled pork on hand, because I find a lot of fun different … Continue reading

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DIY Fruit-Filled Snack Bars

My kids are big fans of all those little snacks that come individually wrapped. Granola bars. Go-gurt. Nutrigrain bars. Goldfish. But I am not a big fan of the cost to feed those kinds of snacks to my kids on … Continue reading

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