7-up bundt cake

7-Up Bundt Cake

March 4 ,2015

 Add a twist of lemon and lime to one of Americas favorite cakes! Bundt cakes are a simple yet elegant addition to any table. Weather you just want a dessert for you family dinner, or you are serving a large dinner ...

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Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

February 27 ,2015

 I love fresh, easy, and tasty salads. You can’t beat a recipe that is full of fresh ingredients with a simplistic dressing that brings out all the flavor of the beans, corn and tomatoes. This recipe was feat...

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Easy Mocha Brownies

Easy Mocha Brownies

February 11 ,2015

 Do you love rich, bittersweet chocolate?! Then you’ll love these easy, all in one brownie with a shot of espresso flavor!   Easy Mocha Brownies   3 ½ oz. bittersweet espresso-flavored chocolate 1 ½ sticks...

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Strawberry Dream Cake

Strawberry Dream Cake

February 5 ,2015

 In a family cookbook that my great grandmother made for her family many years ago, I ran across this Strawberry Dream Cake. Here was the caption from a great aunt, “I first got this recipe after writing to Rosaly...

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Crunchy-Top Ham & Potato Casserole

Crunchy-Top Ham & Potato Casserole

January 22 ,2015

 I always love trying new things in the kitchen, but sometimes I just love my farm girl meat and potatoes!  Crunchy-Top Ham & Potato Casserole is perfect for the cold weather recipe! Crunchy-Top Ham & Potat...

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Once Upon A Hymn

Once Upon A Hymn

January 20 ,2015

 Coming February 3rd! “Once Upon A Hymn” My NEW Violin Hymns Album!...

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Sweet & Sour Skillet Chicken

Sweet & Sour Skillet Chicken

January 16 ,2015

 I love recipes that come from my family. Many years ago my great grandmother compiled a book of recipes from all the ladies in our extended family. Some are a bit harder to follow than others. Our grandmothers just...

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Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

January 8 ,2015

 The Christmas decorations are all packed away. Cranberries, peppermint, eggnog and all the other holiday flavors that fill our kitchens are off the shelves. It’s back to some flavors that fill the rest of the...

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Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens

Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens

December 18 ,2014

 Every once in a while I love preparing a single serving main course for my guests. Cornish hens are so festive this time of year paired with oranges and cranberry glaze. Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens ½ c. jellied ...

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Yule Log

Chocolate Yule Log / Buche de Noel

December 11 ,2014

 Last December I the opportunity to attend a few cooking classes at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Boston, MA. Spending some time in a city at Christmas is something I always look forward to and Boston was...

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