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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This easy homemade pumpkin pie recipe has been in my family for generations. Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same without it! Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that brings families together and creates family traditions. In our family, Thanksgiving dinner … Read More

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

These Halloween ghost cupcakes will be the hit of your Halloween party and are really easy to make I love making spooky cupcakes for my annual haunted house Halloween party. But since I’m not a great baker, I always have … Read More

Easy Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

These graveyard Halloween cupcakes complete with tombstones and skeleton bones (or skulls) are really easy to make and will be the hit of your spooky Halloween party. For my Halloween parties, I love making Halloween cupcakes just like the ones … Read More

Easy Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are an easy, make-ahead appetizer that are great for parties, picnics or potluck dinners. My version is a little different (and even easier!) than the traditional recipe, but tastes great and always goes over well with my guests. Using … Read More

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

Traditionally, in our family, Thanksgiving dinner always includes pumpkin pie (see Grandma’s recipe).  However, this year I decided to change it up a bit by serving pumpkin mousse parfait, that still have the familiar pumpkin pie flavors.  They require some assembly … Read More

Blue Ribbon Pea Soup

Blue Ribbon recipes were published in a midwest magazine called The Farmer’s Wife until 1939, and when I was growing up they were considered to be superior in taste and practicality. The Blue Ribbon Cookbook was a popular resource at … Read More

Classic Coleslaw

Way back when I was growing up on the farm, cabbage was a winter salad staple. My grandmother always prepared the most attractive and delicious coleslaw with grated cabbage, apple and carrot. After mixing it with her homemade cooked salad … Read More

Cauliflower Soup

Now that fall has rolled around, it is the perfect time to think of soups. Nothing could be easier than this Cauliflower Soup recipe from the book . And it’s made even better by using in-season produce.  You will particularly … Read More

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How To Make Jello Easter Eggs

With Easter approaching, I thought I would share this fun way to use jello to make Jello Easter Eggs.  They look really pretty on the table, so they serve double duty…Easter decor that also doubles as dessert. Preparation Time: 90 minutes Cooling Time:  … Read More

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Cheesecake Mincemeat Tarts

These cheesecake mincemeat tarts are a take-off of the traditional British mince tarts, but have a cheesecake topping instead of the standard pastry top (and no meat). In my books, a little cheesecake is never a bad thing 🙂 Want … Read More

No-Fail Pie Crust Pastry

Making pie crust pastry from scratch has a bit of a bad rap…it is a little work and can turn out tough.  So I always used to avoid the problem altogether by buying pre-made pie crusts and not even attempt to make … Read More

Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake

This is the classic Red Velvet Cake recipe from the Waldorf Astoria. The story goes that the restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City was the first to serve this cake, back when it first opened in the early … Read More

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The Best Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Cream cheese icing is by far my favorite icing to use on cakes and cupcakes.  It is not too sweet, goes with almost any kind of cake and is surprisingly easy to make.  And since it is white, you can … Read More

The Best Jello Shot Recipes (By Color)

When you want to create a jello shot that tastes great, is easy to make and matches your party decor, find what you’re looking for on this list of the best jello shot recipes by color. Best Jello Shot Recipes … Read More

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