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sugar cookies
Desserts

Sugar Cookies

I find myself posting and promoting healthy eating and cooking, but then the holidays approach and I love to make cookies. This recipe is neither heart healthy nor bone healthy. For that matter it’s downright just fun to make and eat on occasion! I hope that you enjoy the holidays […]

Desserts

Pizzelles – Italian Waffle Cookies

Pizzelles are an Italian cookie made with a Pizzelle iron. My Italian grandmother made these at Christmas time every year when I was growing up. She would use a metal iron press that sat on the stove burner. I bought my own electric pizzelle iron, a much easier option then […]

Kolache Cookies
Desserts

Kolache–Traditional Holiday Cookie

Kolache is a walnut-filled rolled cookie made with yeasted bread. I have several old, hand-written kolache recipes that I got a couple decades ago from both grandmothers, my mom, and an aunt. The recipe is from Czechoslovakia. My grandmother on my mom’s side had origins from Czechoslovakia, which is where I […]

Candy Cane Reindeer
Desserts

How to Make Candy Cane Reindeer

Making Candy Cane Reindeer for the holidays.These are fun, quick and simple to make. They are great stocking stuffers. I started with organic candy canes, made with no artificial colors or flavors. I bought them at www.NaturalCandyStore. You need a glue gun, candy canes, mini red pom poms, little bobble […]

pumpkin pie
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Pumpkin Pie – Made From Scratch

    I love growing sugar pumpkins in my garden. I harvest them in the fall, and use them to make pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving. Here’s my pumpkin pie recipe, starting with a fresh pumpkin. You can substitute canned pumpkin if you don’t want to do this step. (But you […]