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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts are plain cake donuts with a simple glaze, but they’re scored to create more surface area so that when they’re fried they get extra crispy and extra delicious on the outside.   An old fashioned donut was never my first choice at a donut shop. I’ve always been drawn to the… 

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Snickerdoodle Skookie

This Snickerdoodle Skookie is a big snickerdoodle cookie studded with cinnamon chips baked in a cast iron skillet served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Last month when my brother and his family were visiting me, I learned that my nephew is crazy about snickerdoodle cookies. So, of course, I had to bake… 

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Fagor Pressure Cooker Review and Giveaway

Be sure and visit Pressure Cooking Today and read my review of the new Fagor America LUX 6 qt. Multi Cooker. Fagor America is giving away a LUX Multi Cooker to one lucky Pressure Cooking Today reader! Details on how you can win are on Pressure Cooking Today. Giveaway ends Monday. Why aren’t you pressure cooking yet?

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Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles

Take Snickerdoodles to a whole new level with the addition of Cinnamon Chips to the batter. Underbake the cookies slightly so they’re crisp on the outside, but tender on the inside.  Originally published January 7, 2009. Updated June 1, 2015. Recently, my Snickerdoodle loving nephew and his family spent a week at my house. I couldn’t resist whipping… 

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How To Cook Perfect Steak Kabobs

Tender, juicy pieces of steak skewered, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Steak kabobs are my favorite way to barbecue steak in the summer. Kabobs cook quickly so you spend less time at the grill and more time enjoying your guests. Here’s my tips on How To Cook Perfect Steak Kabobs: – buy a great cut of meat. When… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Tart rhubarb combined with sweet, ripe strawberries topped with a crisp oat and almond crumb topping, served piping hot with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.  It’s rhubarb season and recently when I was visiting my mother-in-law she asked if I’d like some rhubarb from her garden. I had some strawberries at home in the… 

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Strawberry Oats Coconut Chia Smoothie

Start your day with a nutritious Strawberry Oats Coconut Chia Smoothie made with coconut milk, loaded with strawberries, oatmeal, and chia seeds for additional protein and fiber.  If you want to change up your usual bowl of oatmeal, try blending it with strawberries in to a delicious smoothie. Smoothies are a great, easy way to get more fruits… 

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Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

Green beans tossed with lemon, olive oil and spices roasted in the oven with slivered almonds until the beans are tender and caramelized and the nuts are browned and crunchy. We don’t love very many vegetables in our family, but these roasted green beans with almonds is one vegetable recipe that everyone loves. It’s adapted from a Cooking Light recipe that I have been… 

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Lemon Artichoke Pesto Chicken Flatbread

An easy-to-make flatbread topped with a flavorful lemon artichoke pesto, diced grilled chicken and smokey gouda cheese then baked until it’s golden brown and gooey, cheesy delicious.  Today’s posted is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. I created this fantastic Lemon Artichoke Pesto Chicken Flatbread recipe using their Platinum Yeast in the flatbread dough. It’s a wonderful quick rise yeast with… 

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Lemon Glazed Madeleines

Tender little scalloped shaped lemon cakes coated with a tart lemon glaze. A beautiful French dessert that’s actually easy to make.  The theme for this month’s progressive dinner is the flavors of France. I signed up to bring dessert and had a really hard time deciding which French dessert to bring. French desserts are so easy to… 

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