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Deer Valley Veal Wild Mushroom Stew

Today’s post is part of a comfort food roundup and fundraiser. Details on how you can help, as well as links to other fabulous comfort food recipes are at the bottom of this post. Deer Valley Veal Wild Mushroom Stew is loaded with wild mushrooms in a rich sauce made with white wine, heavy cream and… 

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Cake

A rich, fudgy chocolate layer cake with a no-bake peanut butter cheesecake filling in the middle covered with a creamy, smooth milk chocolate ganache and finished with chopped Dove milk chocolate peanut butter candies and finely chopped peanuts. A few weeks ago, I was at a wedding reception for my neighbor’s daughter. I was sitting at a table with another neighbor, Darlene,… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar is a deconstructed strawberry cheesecake served layered in a jar. It’s a light refreshing, easy to serve dessert perfect for a party or any night of the week. Today’s recipe is from a fun new cookbook, United States of Cakes. I was sent a free review copy, and I had a… 

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Cinnamon Roll Liege Waffles – Belgian Sugar Waffles

A rich, buttery waffle with a sweet, crisp caramelized exterior served cinnamon roll style with a sweet cinnamon butter and a pretty icing drizzle. Today’s recipe is the third recipe that I’ve developed for Red Star Yeast this year. I’ve wanted to make liege waffles ever since I tasted my first Belgian sugar waffle at Bruges Waffles in downtown Salt Lake… 

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Applesauce Spice Coffee Cake

A moist, tender old-fashioned Applesauce Spice Coffee Cake with a crumbly pecan topping and a sweet drizzle on top.  On my flight home from Alabama several months ago, I sat next to a really nice man. We had a lot in common and talked the entire flight home. It turns out he loves cooking, and has… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Wontons

Wontons with a cheesecake filling deep fried until they’re golden brown and crispy, then served with a sweet, fresh strawberry sauce.

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Easter Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

A sandy lemon shortbread cookie with a tart lemon curd filling in a fun Easter egg shape with a cute little chick cut out. My daughter loved my St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Key Lime Shortbread Cookies so much I decided to make a lemon version for Easter. When I did a search for some decoration inspiration,… 

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Easter Rocky Road Popcorn

Easter Rocky Road Popcorn loaded with cute, colorful bunny marshmallows, chocolaty mini Robin Eggs, and salty cashew nuts. My three-year-old grandson comes over almost every Friday with my daughter. He likes to get out a bowl and a whisk and pretend to cook. Last week, after pretending for awhile he said to me, “Grandma, do you… 

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Zoodles with Artichoke Lemon Pesto

Zucchini noodles quick fried with chicken and sun dried tomatoes in an easy-to-make, flavorful artichoke lemon pesto.  Have you tried zoodles yet? Zoodles are zucchini noodles made with a Spiral Vegetable Slicer. The noodles make a great substitute for pasta when you’re trying to eat less carbs. Recently I was at Sprouts buying zucchini to make… 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Stuffed Croissant French Toast

A croissant stuffed with Reese’s Spread then battered and topped with crunchy praline pecans, baked until it’s golden brown and served with ripe bananas, whipped cream and grated chocolate.  My boys love Reese’s Spread, a peanut butter chocolate spread that tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They often eat it with a spoon right out… 

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