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How to Cook Your Way to a BETTER YOU in 2017

Happy New Year. It’s that time of year again. We have a whole year ahead of us. A clean slate so to speak. So what are your new year’s resolutions and goals this year? Are they to make changes? Most of us plan to make changes. Usually, those changes are to ourselves. Do your plans…

Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart Topped Cranberry Orange Compote

Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart with Cranberry Orange Compote

I have the perfect holiday treat for your holiday dinner this year. It’s a Basil-Infused Lime Curd Tart with Cranberry Orange Compote, complete with drizzles of dark chocolate, whipped cream and more fresh basil. Not only is it DELICIOUS but it looks like the holiday on a plate. It’s got both red, green and plenty of ooumphh for…

Turkey Salad with Cranberries, Apples, Kale and Walnuts

21Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers Transformed Into New Dishes

Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s both a love and hate affair. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn, green bean casserole, stuffing and cranberry sauce. So tasty on Thanksgiving Day. But after lingering in the fridge for days, we grow weary of their presence and just wish them gone. So what is do with all those leftovers?…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Hubby's Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hubby’s Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

I don’t know about you but it’s been a stressful week for me. First, we had a sewer pipe break and flood the basement of our housesit home and then Trump was elected president. WOW! The world would be a much easier place to live in if everyone sat down over a meal and talked.…

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

I’m normally not a huge pumpkin pie fan. I would rather make sweet potato, which I do enjoy. The biggest reason is so many pumpkin pies just really aren’t all that good. They lack in flavor and end sitting like a heavy brick in my tummy after eating them. Or as hubby puts its, they…

Mexican Chocolate and Peanut Butter Truffles

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Mexican Chocolate Truffles

Truffles! Bon Bons! Whatever you call them, they are the epitome of rich, decadent treats. One that you enjoy by finding a comfortable position, closing your eyes and then eating it with small slow bites to savor each little morsel. My husband and I have a running joke about me and bon bons. I don’t…

Peppermint Buttercrunch

Peppermint Buttercrunch from Food & Wine

After drooling over  the holiday edition of Food & Wine magazine, I had to try out some of the sweets presented in the “Presents from the Pastry Shop.” The Peppermint Buttercrunch intrigued me because it was a play on peppermint bark but with the addition of adding a toffee to the layers. Not to mention…

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