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This 4th of July Cosmopolitan takes the drink to a patriotic height with the addition of a fun red, white and blue glass rim. The cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. The cosmopolitan cocktail, affectionately referred to as the “cosmo,” gained popularity during the 1990s when Carrie Bradshaw frequently mentioned the drink on …

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Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit …

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Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

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The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

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These Butterfinger truffles will be gone in a flash! One bite of these delicious chocolate bites, made with Butterfinger candy, will have you hooked. They are easy to make, and are both crunchy and creamy for a wonderful sweet treat that is sure to become of family favorite. For another great chocolate dessert, try these skinny …

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Crushed peppermints give these Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars a holiday look & taste. This Rice Krispie recipe is simple to make and delicious, too. If you like Peppermint holiday desserts and bar recipes, you will love this amazing sweet treat.  This festive Christmas treat is a variation of the normal Rice Krispie Bars that are …

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These candy cane kiss cookies have a sugar cookie base topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too. This delicious sweet treat is the perfect peppermint cookie recipe for a cookie swap. Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family …

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This delicious peanut butter swirl fudge is smooth an chocolaty with a pretty swirled pattern in the center of the fudge. It is perfect for gift giving or holiday platters.  This easy chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is one that I make all the time for the holidays. Keep reading to find out how to …

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This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness and I often cook them this way. It’s easy and a great way to get kids to eat vegetables they …

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If you like the taste of caramel apples in the fall, you will love these caramel apple bars. They taste just like the traditional fall favorite but without all the fuss.  These apple oatmeal bars are sweet and hearty and so easy to prepare and are perfect for National Oatmeal Day on October 29. Bar recipes …

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These toasted pecans are coated with maple sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooked on the stove top until they take on a delightful flavor. They make wonderful Paleo and gluten free easy appetizers and are ready very quickly.  October 22 is recognized as National Nut Day.  Having these toasted pecans is a great way to celebrate …

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This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is one of the stars! Don’t know how to cook veggies in the …

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I seem to be putting pumpkin puree in everything lately. How about you? It seems that, for foodies, this time of the year could aptly be called “pumpkin season.” Today’s offering is a pumpkin spice oatmeal bowl that is hearty, satisfying and full of the flavors of fall. I love using pumpkin puree. It has a …

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Halloween is a super fun time for kids.  Carving pumpkins and trick or treating will have them delighted for weeks. But don’t throw those pumpkin seeds away when you carve the pumpkin! Turn them into Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds by using Pumpkin Pie Spice. This is the time of the year when toasted nuts and …

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Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national …

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These candy corn blondies have a rich and chewy texture and are sweetened with brown sugar and a have double dose of candy corn goodness in them. Candy corn is available so readily this time of the year that it’s considered the traditional Halloween candy. I love including it in all sorts of sweet treats …

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These adorable mummy truffles are so tasty and full of the flavors of fall. They make a nice addition to my collection of cheesecake recipes. It is hard for me to believe how quickly autumn is approaching us.  With it comes cooler temperatures, several months of holidays and lots of sweet treats. Truffles are a …

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Energy bites are one of my favorite snack treats and these delicious pumpkin nut butter energy bites combine pumpkin pureé with another favorite of mine – sunflower nut butter. It’s time for all things pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love the taste of pumpkin in recipes. No bake treats are …

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If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free …

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These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bars have everything going for them. They have the flavor of a Snickerdoodle cookie, they are the easiest of bar recipes to make and they taste amazing.  And add in some white chocolate? SOLD! I adore the taste of anything with the word snickerdoodle in it.  I make snickerdoodle cookies at …

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