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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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7 Layer Bean Dip

A classic 7 layer bean dip made by layering refried beans, creamy guacamole, spicy sour cream, cheese, olives, green onions, and fresh salsa. For the Super Bowl this year I decided to make 7 layer bean dip. I searched for the recipe on my site, and was surprised I’d never posted it. So after I… 

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Chocolate Cake for Two with a Coconut Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

A rich, delicious little four-inch chocolate cake filled with a luscious, creamy coconut almond cream cheese frosting. When I made the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with a Coconut Cream Cheese Filling for my grandson’s birthday, my husband loved the coconut cream cheese filling so much that he said I should make a cake frosted with the filling too. 

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14 Heart Shaped Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day and there’s no better way to tell someone you love them than with a luscious dessert in a fun heart shape. I’ve created a roundup of 14 fabulous, fun heart shaped desserts, four of mine and ten from other talented food bloggers. I’m sure you’ll find one that you want to whip up for… 

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Heart Shaped Mini Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Smooth creamy cheesecake with a sweet raspberry swirl on top of a crisp Oreo crust in a fun to eat mini heart shape. These Heart Shaped Mini Raspberry Swirl Cheesecakes are a Valentine’s Day version of the mini swirl cheesecakes I posted several years ago, only with an Oreo crust and in a fun heart shape. 

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Cherry Chocolate Cake for Two

This luscious four inch layer cake is is perfect when you want a special cake just for two. It’s filled with a sweet maraschino filling and iced with rich chocolate ganache.  My son’s birthday is just three days after my husband’s birthday. Now that my son’s older we celebrate both birthdays on the same day. Although they… 

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Apricot Cherry Breakfast Bread

This Apricot Cherry Breakfast Bread is a sweet, light, tender bread studded with dried apricots and tart cherries. Serve it for breakfast slathered with your favorite jam. This is the first of eight recipes I’ll be creating for Red Star Yeast this year using their terrific yeast. I’ll post a new recipe on the first Monday of the… 

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Quick and Eay BBQ Chicken Pizza Phyllo Bites

BBQ Chicken Pizza Phyllo Bites

BBQ Chicken Pizza Phyllo Bites are made with the toppings you’d use on a BBQ chicken pizza, but served in a fun, easy to eat, crispy mini phyllo shell.  This is the second Super Bowl appetizer recipe I created for Athens Foods this month using convenient, ready-to-use Athens Mini Fillo Shells. This recipe is a fun twist on… 

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Jalapeno Bites

Spicy jalepeno pieces filled with tender chicken wrapped in smokey bacon and covered in a spiced up barbecue sauce, then baked until the bacon is crisp and the sauce is caramelized and sticky.  These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Jalapeno Bites are the perfect appetizer for almost any occasion. They’d be great for the Super Bowl… 

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