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The Best Easter Desserts

I want you to look closely at the eggs in the photo above. Cute, aren’t they? And can you believe they are TRUFFLES?! I might have a hard time eating these delightful confections but I’m sure I could FORCE myself after spending some time admiring them. And this isn’t the only fabulous Easter dessert created […]

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Easy Peasy Easter Brunch

Make Easter entertaining simple this year with this fabulous brunch!  

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An Effortless & Elegant Easter Buffet

  My mother & grandmother always set up buffets for family entertaining. This allowed everyone to visit with one another without having to sit down to a formal meal. A  buffet also allows family members to come & go as needed. Sometimes people need to come early & leave early while others may arrive later. […]

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Simplify Life with Grocery Pick-up

First, I need to clarify some things: the focus of this piece is Walmart grocery-up since I have only used it & want to speak from my experience; My husband works for Walmart but had no influence over this piece as he will quickly confirm, going on to explain he has little influence at all […]

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12 Desserts Under 300 Calories

I think I’m in love with Betty Crocker. Ok, maybe it’s just her recipes I love! They come up with such FABULOUS recipes at Betty Crocker. And these recipes, well, what can I say. You CAN have your cake & lose weight too! 12 incredible desserts all under 300 calories, like the chocolate cupcakes in […]

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Simply Sweet Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

What’s Valentine’s Day without a little something sweet? Even just a small bite can make your day. BHG is ready to make Valentine’s Day sweet for you with these delicious recipes. The cheesecake bites in the photo look wonderful. And I LOVE how the strawberries have been shaped into hearts. Make something sweet to share […]

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Sweet Treats for a Gluten-Free Valentine

Gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy sweet treats this Valentine’s Day. Good Housekeeping has created a group of decadent recipes and all of them are GLUTEN-FREE! Now that’s a reason to celebrate! (Oh, and you don’t have to wait until mid-February to enjoy!) So, Enjoy! Gluten-free Desserts

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Christmas Countdown C -2

Butter Rum Cake 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk Sauce: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon rum extract Cream butter until light. Gradually beat in […]

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Christmas Countdown C -3

Jean’s Beans Chili I began making this dish for my friends who are vegetarians.  However, many of my meat loving guests also enjoy my special chili.  It is made with 4 kinds of beans and plenty of spices to make it thick and flavorful. 1 large can chili beans 1 large can pinto beans 1 […]

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Christmas Countdown C -4

Orange & Spice Doughnuts 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tablespoons shortening, softened 3 eggs 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup canned pumpkin 3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]

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