Category: Recipes

Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup

Creamy Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup

I love a good, creamy hot soup on chillier days. I didn’t say winter days because an August day in Colorado can be chilly, like 50 degrees chilly. One of my favorite soups is our creamy Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup. Creamy Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup This is easy to make and I have a crowd to feed,

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Lemon Roulade Jelly Roll

This Lemon Roulade Jelly Roll is delicious! I was updating some of our Tea Times Newsletters (digital) and thought I would share this with our readers. A great tea treat, it will certainly be a welcome dish at your table. The lemon curd and jelly roll cake is made from scratch. Lemon curd is so

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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies | Hugs and Kisses Valentine Embroidery

Soft frosted sugar cookies. Storytime and baby kisses. Coloring and playing outside. Lots of laundry and cooking comfort foods on cold days. Sneaking in sewing during the quiet times (which aren’t many!) Enjoying shopping days with grandma and aunts. Those are words that describe my days lately. So busy, but so sweet. It’s hard to

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Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts

Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts

If you need a tasty mini appetizer for a party, these Spicy Cheese Bacon Tarts are great. Because of the size, they can be time-consuming, so you can make up the batter and put the pie crust in the tart pans the day before your party. For this recipe I used 3 different types of

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Hot Spinach Dip | Holiday Appetizer

Hot spinach dip is a new family party favorite! Spinach dip is one of those childhood memories to me. It was one of those favorite appetizers that were always at big family gatherings, birthdays and Christmas parties. I upgraded it this year – tons of flavor (without using a soup/dip mix), and it’s baked to

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

I absolutely love soft ginger molasses cookies. Last year I made these soft cut-out gingerbread cookies, loved those! The combination of ginger and molasses says Christmas baking to me even more than a good sugar cookie! The recipe I had used for soft molasses cookies wasn’t quite what I wanted anymore. The cookies were far

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Easy Cheesy Crackers

If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. Well, not as fast as out of a box, but homemade is always fun isn’t it? It took me a little over an hour to get these out of the oven! Beware – they go fast. The dough can be made

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Fresh Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Fresh Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we prepare our favorite dishes, with my husband having a big role in making the turkey and the fresh homemade cornbread stuffing. A few years back he had the task of making our Thanksgiving feast for a house full as I was two days out of the hospital with our 6th

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Butter Pie Crust | My Favorite Recipe In Ten Minutes

Butter pie crust, quick butter pie crust at that, is a quintessential holiday recipe. Why? Because it’s officially pie baking season! This is my favorite pie crust recipe that I use for all of my pies, sweet and savory. This recipe can be done in either a food processor or a mixer equipped with cookie

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DYI Coffee Creamer

Fall! Easy Powdered Creamer and Our Best Pumpkin Cake!

Fall is gearing up at our house! I decided to dig out my Seasons at Home Magazines and the Joyous Home Journals and take a peek at our recipe collection. I found some great DYI coffee creamer and our best pumpkin cake. Fall! Easy Powdered Coffee Creamer and Our Best Pumpkin Cake! In the 2013 Fall issue,

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Cinnamon Rolls: Sweet and Simple

What do you do when it’s hot outside? You make cinnamon rolls. That’s what I did with my little girls today. I kept seeing recipes for cinnamon rolls, and it made me decide to work on developing a new yummy, but basic recipe that was reasonably fast. I won’t claim that they are 1 hour

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Make 1800’s Shortbread

Years ago, (not in the 1800’s), I started to collect recipes out of old magazines. My little ones accidentally threw out all my pasted papers except for a few. This is one of the recipes I found – Make 1800’s Shortbread! This shortbread is the easiest recipe in the world to make, it melts in your mouth

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Perfect Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe

We love lemon cookies, especially lemon shortbread Christmas cookies! These are great for an afternoon treat with coffee and conversation! This lemon shortbread cookie recipe is the best we’ve made. They give just a twang of lemon that melts in your mouth. You definitely need the icing to make them a perfect lemon taste, so don’t skip it!

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Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies | Classic Christmas Cookie

These classic thumbprint cookies bring so many memories to my mind. My family has been making these thumbprint cookies for almost 15 years. My mom and I found a little cookie magazine many years ago in the grocery store, and it became our beloved “cookie book”. I think it’s probably the only cookie magazine we’ve

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Toffee Shortbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

Delicious, tender shortbread, filled with buttery bits of toffee and drizzled with a yummy dark chocolate. I believe that Christmas baking always needs at least one good slice and bake cookie. It breaks up the messiness of cut out cookies and brings in something pretty but easy. I love these toffee shortbread cookies! This toffee

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Chocolate Rum Balls

Rum Balls with Chocolate

Chocolate and rum seem to be a bit of a comfort treat. There are so many favorite smells and tastes that remind us of Christmas. Chocolate Rum Balls are one of the treats of our Christmas cookie days, and rum extract is one of the smells.  And, although we use real rum in the cookie,

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Best Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties | Homemade Candy

I have a treat for you today, and I have to say that this is my favorite treat out of everything I’ve made this Christmas. If there is a candy I love to buy at Christmas it’s peppermint patties, but York peppermint patties can never compare to homemade peppermint patties. These peppermint patties are made

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

I was so excited to make these soft gingerbread cookies. I love molasses/ginger cookies of any kind, and developing this recipe reminded me that I have another molasses cookie recipe I need to blog about. But let me share this soft and perfectly chewy gingerbread cookie recipe with you for now… The cookies softness comes

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Salted Peanut Bars | A Fall Favorite

Do you know how making rice cereal treats is so much fun because of how simple they are? These Salted Peanut Bars are exactly the same way. Such a yummy treat to put together on a fall afternoon. I love how these bars have a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness, with a lovely texture of slighty

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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili, The Best Recipe

October is my favorite month of the year. Chilis and soups go with October like peanut butter and jelly. I’ll pretend that we aren’t having a warm streak as I say that. I have made this white chicken chili twice in the last week and a half, it is so good! I love two things

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This cookie of chocolate, caramel and shortbread is irresistible! Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread To make this even easier, I bought a 5lb block of caramel like a crazy lady. I’ll use it all this season, I’m sure. Our choice shop for so many speciality items is King Arthur Flour. Two ingredients in this recipe, Peter’s

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Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream: Make It Homemade

Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream. Made at home with sweetened whipping cream and spices. How could you not love something so simple as that? I love going to the grocery store at this time of year. So many yummy flavors of the season in foods and drinks. I noticed the pumpkin spiced whipped cream the other

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Homemade Spreadable Butter

Let me introduce something wonderful to you. Homemade spreadable butter. Isn’t that gorgeous? So light and creamy, it’s begging for a muffin. Or Banana bread? As much as we love butter, it’s hard to face a piece of toast in the morning with hard butter that won’t spread. Pancakes are worse. The more natural spreadable butters

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(Better Than Starbucks) Glazed Lemon Cake

Every now and then Josh and I will get Glazed Lemon Cake (Lemon Loaf) from Starbucks. We love glazed lemon cake, and while it’s good, I’m always thinking I can make this way better. So I did. Homemade always wins! It tends to taste like real food… and look so pretty too. It has one ingredient

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Our Favorite Focaccia Bread

Our Favorite Focaccia Bread This recipe is one our favorite focaccia breads! This just happened to be featured in Summer Season 1. Rolling this out on a paddle sprinkled with corn meal and sliding it onto a hot baking stone, makes it extra tasty! This recipe makes 2 15″ Focaccia Breads. You’ll need cornmeal for dusting.

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