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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These homemade peanut butter cups taste better than store-bought any day. So easy and you can experiment with different types of chocolate. Start off with just three simple ingredients, chocolate chips, chocolate bars and peanut butter.  A pantry dessert you can whip up anytime.   If you either don’t have […]

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The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

Finding a really great tasting carrot cake in the supermarket is difficult, so I make my own which always moist and less sweet.  For my go to fall dessert and  the best carrot cake recipe, read on. Preparing the Carrot Cake Batter In a large bowl mix together the flour, […]

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The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Bread

I always assumed making bread was a chore and not worth the effort when running to the store was quick and easy.  However, I believe I have found the easiest way to make homemade bread.  I followed the steps on the King Arthur website and they don’t lie, this is […]

bowl of homemade cranberry sauce

Easy Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries, so I decided to make this basic cranberry  sauce recipe. with orange juice.  Cranberry sauce isn’t just for holidays or turkey sandwiches, try some on pancakes, pork chops, stirred into yogurt, dolloped onto Brie cheese, or one of my favorites, topped on cheesecake. Cooking Tips: Be sure […]

homemade apple butter

How to Make Apple Butter

I recently learned how to make apple butter and I was a little embarrassed it took me so long to start making my own since its so easy. Apples have so many varieties with subtle differences in taste that you can combine varieties to come up with your own perfect […]

lemon berry trifle

Lemon Berry Trifle for Two

Fresh Lemon Berry Trifle is an elegant and grown-up dessert, yet so easy to make. The versatile Trifle can be made with any combinations of fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream or custard.  The abundance of fresh fruit this time of year makes this a perfect summer treat. To save […]

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7 Useful Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Last year  I started grocery shopping daily or almost daily to reduce food waste in my own kitchen.  I tried different shopping and cooking strategies including bulk freezer cooking, Blue Apron Meal Kits, weekly shopping, and none of it fit my food personality. The standard advice to save money is […]

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39 Helpful Cooking Tips for the New Cook

A few helpful cooking tips for the new cook to save a little time and money in the kitchen. One of my all-time favorite cooking tips for the new cook is to always read the recipe in full before you begin cooking.  7  Useful Kitchen Tips Unstick the cap on […]