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Ginger Peppernuts: Crunchy Cookie Wonder Recipe

Ever had a cookie made with black pepper before? Would you believe they can be addictively delicious? I was a little reluctant when I first came across the recipe for these ginger peppernuts (also known as “pfeffernusse,” which is just fun to say), but the rest of it sounded pretty good, and I am so… Continue reading Ginger Peppernuts: Crunchy Cookie Wonder Recipe

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Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

Is there anything finer than curling up with a warm drink on a cold winter’s night? I argue that there certainly isn’t much! My first time enjoying glühwein (the German word for mulled wine, typically enjoyed around the holidays) was at a street market on the square in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was perfect: a heavy… Continue reading Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

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Muddy Road Ice Cream

What is it with me sharing out-of-season recipes? I did the same thing with my sorbet recipe in January and ice cream recipe in October last year. But, whatevs– yumminess ahead!! I decided to call this delectable treat Muddy Road Ice Cream, as it’s Rocky Road with the addition of a ribbon of homemade caramel, and it makes… Continue reading Muddy Road Ice Cream

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Cream Cheese Mints & Orange-Ginger Sassies

Have you ever heard of or participated in a Cooking Club? If you haven’t, you should. Just get a group of friends willing to give it a go, set up a rotation, and once a month a club member gets to choose a set of recipes and assign them to group members, then everyone brings… Continue reading Cream Cheese Mints & Orange-Ginger Sassies

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Tex Mess: A Think-Free Dinner!

Sometimes, when dinnertime rolls around, you want a quick dinner you don’t have to think about. You want to make dinner cheap and easy. Other than pasta (again) or pizza (let’s keep that down to one night a week, shall we?), what’s on the menu that you can whip up in a jiffy? Well, have… Continue reading Tex Mess: A Think-Free Dinner!

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Champagne Sorbet or Slush

Have you ever wanted something to do with all that leftover champagne you have lying around? Yeah, I know: leftover champagne? What’s that? But we recently had a special occasion that involved multiple bottles of the sparkling beverage: a formal brunch birthday party for my 30th and my daughter’s 2nd (our birthdays are four days… Continue reading Champagne Sorbet or Slush