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Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze

The Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze

There are a few variations of brown sugar cookies. In my recipe, I decided to spice them up just a bit and reduce the sugar and flour slightly. “The Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze” are not fat and cakey, but crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The Best Brown

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie Crust

Gluten Free Chocolate Pie Crust

It brings me great joy to say that we are not gluten-free, but we do have a lot of friends from our church who are gluten-free. When you like to have people over for meals, or need to take someone’s dinner, a small handful of gluten-free recipes will always be helpful! We had some friends

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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies

Here is a chewy cookie made with all the yummy flavors of comfort. Chocolate, caramel, pretzel kitchen sink cookies are a great cookie to make this season. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies Cream together the butter and sugar. Making sure you mix the butter and sugar until light and creamy is very important. My

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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup in 20 Minutes

Split Pea Soup in 20 Minute Instant Pot Recipe

This is our perfect comfort food! We especially like this when snowy weather blows in, like today. It’s soup season, here already so we’re whipping up our split pea soup in the Instant Pot in 20 minutes. This soup can be made pretty fast. We have a 25lb bucket of peas, we love split pea

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Favorite White Queso Dip

Favorite White Queso Dip

Our family knows good dips.  Family get-togethers have seldom been without at least a small, yummy dip. The men in our family love queso, but I hate the fake queso in the jar, and so was born our favorite go-to recipe for a family favorite appetizer. Queso, such an interesting cheese. I always thought you

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Easy Blue Cheese Bites Appetizer

Easy Blue Cheese Bites with 3 Ingredients

Blue cheese bites are a perfect party appetizer, or accompaniment to any soup or stew, and this quick bite only uses 3 ingredients. We used Pillsbury Grands™ to make it fast to prepare. This appetizer can be served with soup and salad, or just hot by itself. I didn’t think these would be very tasty,

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake This Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe is delicious and by far, our favorite. We make this the night before and put it in the refrigerator. First, make two separate portions of this. HINT: Make them separately. Doubling this somehow doesn’t make as light a crumb. If you have little hands around,

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Spicy Homemade Spelt Crackers with Spinach and Cheese

Do you love homemade crackers? We should say YES together! If you’ve made them, you know how easy it is to make crackers! I’ve found when using whole grain flour for crackers, add-ins enhance the flavor tremendously! So, I’ve put together a recipe that you’ll love and video tutorial on how to make these Spicy

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How much flour is enough in whole wheat bread?

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread

If you’d like to save money and start ditching store-bought bread, homemade whole-wheat bread is a good option. But is it possible to make a tasty whole-wheat bread at home? Yes, it’s possible! Ingredients and technique will help achieve a wonderful bread your family will love. Follow step by step in How to Make Whole

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Best Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Who doesn’t love graham crackers, especially chocolate graham crackers! Store-bought graham crackers can be very expensive, so we came up with the best homemade chocolate graham cracker recipe to suit our needs. Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe What type of flour is used for graham crackers? Normally Graham flour is used. This is a type

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How to Make Heart Shaped Cherry Filled Sugar Cookies

How To Make Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies With Cherry Filling

Here is a great sugar cookie recipe which is perfect for rolling a little thinner, then spreading with filling. Shape the dough into hearts and you have a perfect Valentine’s Day sugar cookie, or just a wonderful tea cookie. Here’s how to make heart-shaped sugar cookies with cherry filling. How to Make Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Our library day is always a good day to put some oatmeal cookies into the oven. This recipe is our favorite, but I did change out and reduce some ingredients to produce a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie. Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies I really don’t like fat oatmeal cookies. I’m still learning to use

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Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles were part of my childhood, and my absolute favorite cookie. These comfort cookies, of course, have cream cheese, which makes them a little richer than the original snickerdoodle, and very soft and chewy. Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients I love how fluffy the snickerdoodle batter gets! Butter and Cream Cheese – The combination of

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Homemade Cheeseball Spread For Crackers

The Retro Cheese Ball

Who doesn’t remember a cheese ball at every gathering when they were young? That’s a corny opening to a recipe post. Cheeseballs were classic and they’re still classic! Cheese balls are retro, they are simple and versatile because you can add almost anything to them and roll them in just about anything crunchy or soft,

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Sweet and Buttery Breakfast Shortcake

We created this recipe from the desire for a quick shortbread cake that could be made quickly in the morning. We wanted soft, sweet and fast for our breakfast cake. Sweet and Buttery Breakfast Shortcake is what we came up with, and it has served many hungry tummies for many years. Sweet and Buttery Breakfast

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Old Fashioned Taffy Pull

How to Make Homemade Taffy

Homemade taffy is a fun activity for a rainy or snowy day. It was a highlight one year when we got adventurous and gave it a go. We aren’t big taffy eaters, but it was fun to pull and pretty tasty. Below is our great attempt on how to make homemade taffy! Homemade Taffy Recipe

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Chessy Pesto Bread - Basil Oil

Cheesy Sausage Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Sausage Pesto Pull-Apart Bread Her phone call will start with, “Mother, what do you think you’re doing?” I  love my cooking days with the co-founder of Joyous Home, my beautiful daughter, Jessica. We were looking through recipes and decided to combine ingredients from a few different recipes and make this delicious Chessy Sausage Pesto

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’ve always wanted a cast iron skillet. I like the idea of packing good eats into it and putting it the oven to bake up – there’s something dessert and dinner comfortable about that idea. I’ve always thought the cast iron skillets were just too small for our us. My sister offered me one she

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Perfect Cheesecake Recipe with Lemon Cookie Crust

My husband loves cheesecake, and everyone here loves lemon! This cheesecake is a little different because you separate the egg whites and add them after whipping. We top with lemon curd, which is optional but delicious! I also think the crust can be an exciting part of the cheesecake. Although, if the crust is soggy

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Perfectly Sneaky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you having trouble using whole wheat in your favorite cookie recipe? Maybe your family just doesn’t like whole wheat in their cookies, it works for bread, but please, not in our cookies! In this recipe, we sneak in 1/2 of the flour using hard white wheat, and they’ll never know. Here is a Perfectly Sneaky

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Appetizer Recipe

10 Amazing Hot Appetizers Sure to Delight

I’m always looking for hot appetizers for my gatherings. Below are 10 amazing hot appetizers by some very talented food creators – sure to delight guests at your next party. Appetizers Need the Ingredients We Expect! It doesn’t matter if I have a recipe box full of hot appetizers. I try to get some fresh

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Hot Buffalo Dip with Turkey Crumbles

I have been LOVING Jimmy Dean Turkey Crumbles. I’ve been finding all sorts of things to make with them. Fried rice, quiche, dip, pizza, sausage gravy – the list goes on. Hot Buffalo Dip with Turkey Crumbles, it’s delicious! You can find the crumbles in the grocery aisle where the sausage rolls are, most of

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Make the Best Fourth of July Cake

Make the Best Fourth of July Cake! Since moving, I don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies unpacked to get fancy. I couldn’t even find my good spatula today. So, this is a last-minute, fun one I came up with when I saw the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake on the BOGO from Publix. Do you

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How to Make Amazing Overnight French Toast Casserole

We’ve finally made a great overnight breakfast casserole. I’m going to show you how to make amazing overnight french toast casserole that has a great combination of ingredients, and the secret to amazing is baguette bread. I’m not a fan of wet bread breakfast and the baguette bread is perfect to avoid that disaster. Make

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Easy Best Layered Enchilada Casserole

How to Make the Best Layered Enchilada Casserole

I got pretty busy recently and decided to keep on hand a few recipes that still have a made-from-scratch feel, but are faster to prepare.  This layered enchilada casserole recipe uses something we normally make ourselves – the cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup. In this case, using the canned soup made the

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