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Fruit Crumble 101

November 12, 2012

I absolutely LOVE fruit crumble for dessert for many reasons.  You can make it quickly with what ever fresh fruit is in season or with frozen fruit all year long.  I usually double the crumble part of the recipe and save half in the freezer for another day.  The topping freezes well and makes for […]

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  Are you intimidated by mangos?  I used to be.  Most of the first mango I purchased and tried to cut up, ended up being thrown into the garbage in frustration! What a waste!  I swore I would never buy another one again!  As time passed though, I would enjoy mango in restaurants and come across recipes with mango that I really wanted to try, […]

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Now I am not usually in the habit of “making” my own brown sugar, but guess what? You can and it is awesome–fresh, fluffy and perfect for baking!  There are times when I am in the mood for something sweet and find an empty brown sugar jar, and the bag I thought I had in my storage room does not exist.  […]

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Nothing kicks off summer better than a backyard BBQ or as they say here in the South a ‘cook out’!  For years I bought those frozen preformed hamburgers that went straight from the freezer to the grill, but you know what?  They were never very good!  So, I started making my own, and WOW what a difference!  I […]

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The first time I heard my friend mention that she bottles chicken I thought, “Whoever heard of canning chicken??!”  It sounded like a pain to me. My interest wasn’t piqued until I went to her house for a birthday lunch one day and ate some delicious chicken chowder she had made.  The soup was yummy, […]

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Have you ever wondered how to make Pumpkin Pie Spice yourself?  One of my very favorite fall recipes is this Cranberry Pumpkin Bread and it calls for 2 TB of pumpkin pie spice and it seems that my tiny little jar of store bought pumpkin pie spice was always empty.  This is no surprise considering […]

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Ahhh…bell peppers. I’m sure a lot of you already have a favorite way to chop these. So if you do and you love it, stick with it! However, since a lot of our recipes call for bell peppers, including the Amazing Chilis Fajitas which I made a quadruple batch of a few days ago:), I […]

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I am making Mel’s wonderfully delicious Pumpkin Cream Trifle today… the only problem being, I didn’t have a spice cake mix in the pantry.  The thought of trying to cram a grocery store trip into the few minutes available between baby and toddler nap times, not to mention the pain of dragging all three kids […]

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  I love to roast a whole chicken and I just realized I have never shared my favorite recipe with you.  I will do that soon!  The recipe I use is simple and delicious, making it perfect for a busy weeknight meal or a special Sunday dinner.  I also love that once we are done […]

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Roasted red bell peppers have a sweet and smoky flavor that is wonderful in so many different dishes.  Haven’t tried them?  You must!  My favorite way of eating roasted red peppers is in a panini but I also love them in salads, pasta dishes, and even some appetizers.  You may think they sound too hard to prepare on […]

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The first step to preparing deliciously sweet, fresh pineapple is selecting the best fruit! Nothing is worse than getting a pineapple that lacks the juicy sweetness it’s known for… unless it is cutting open an overripe fruit with bad spots!  To make sure you get the best, you simply need to grasp an inner leaf […]

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  I have received many questions regarding how to create the crescent roll shape via  email and  in the comments section of my roll recipe “Amazing Buttermilk Rolls” so I thought I would take you through it step by step:) First let me tell you that my favorite roll dough by far, is the Amazing […]

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Layered Drinks

June 16, 2011

Layered Drinks Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe There is only one word for layered drinks — FUN!  Kids are crazy about these, and every adult I’ve served layered drinks to has loved them, too.  Plus, you know me… I love easy, quick ways to make special occasions even more special.  I featured a […]

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