A close up look at the cookie jars

Great Gift Idea: Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix Jars

Toffee-Pecan Cookie Jars - ready for gift giving Do you have one of those friends who always has the best creative ideas?  My good friend ...
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Two cookie boxes

Top Tips for Mailing Holiday Cookies

One of my favorite gifts to make for family and friends during the holidays is a cookie box full of their favorite homemade treats. It’s ...
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Pumpkin bread loaf

How To Make The Best Pumpkin Bread Ever

The recipes that mean the most to me have a personal history. An interesting backstory if you will. Of course they also need to produce ...
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Doggie biscuits

Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits

Freshly made Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits Our dog Buttercup is a doggie gourmet and a genuine food snob. But even she loves these homemade Apple ...
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Honey curry chicken

Chicken Curry with Honey – a flash from the past

My mom's Honey Curry Chicken -- all caramelized and golden brown There is no doubt that I love trying new recipes but the meals that ...
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Stacked blueberry pancakes

Best Blueberry Pancake Recipe Ever!

One of the positive things about spending more time at home has been the opportunity to enjoy leisurely mornings.  No more rushing out the door ...
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Different types of Asian dishes

Yank Sing – My Favorite Dim Sum in San Francisco

Photo Credit: Yank Sing I first discovered the restaurant Yank Sing over 30 years ago. I was just out of college and working as a ...
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A bunch of vegetables

The Weekend Food Prep: Reducing Stress In the Kitchen

I’m a decent cook. One of these days I’d like to be better. During a busy week I struggle like most parents in coming up ...
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