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Blueberry Muffins, Classic Style!

This is my FAVORITE blueberry muffin recipe!  If you want a classic old-fashioned muffin without any streusel or other toppings this is a really delicious, cake-like sweet muffin! I load it up with extra blueberries, but sometimes I go overboard and it doesn’t matter! Did you know blueberry muffins are the # 1 favorite muffin in the U.S.? And probably the world! It sure is…

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Oatmeal Muffins~Low Calorie

Finally….an oatmeal muffin with a bonus- it is low in calories!   I love oatmeal anything! So an oatmeal muffin or cookies is my thing! Muffins can be pretty high in calories or on the other side of the coin they can be great in protein and low in taste.   Check out the nutritional information for the low numbers in calories, sugar, and fats….

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Homemade Pancakes~The Best!

If you are tired of boxed pancake mixes, or if you are craving delicious, fluffy pancakes from IHOP and don’t feel like going out, try this homemade pancake recipe! I don’t know, but maybe it is the white vinegar that makes these so fluffy and delicious! I do tell everyone who has eaten them, that the white vinegar is the secret ingredient! The batter is…

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Small Carrot Cake (mini version of the Classic Betty Crocker Carrot Cake)

This is a mini version of the famous Classic Betty Crocker Carrot Cake. To me, it is the best carrot cake recipe, and I have tried many! Baked in a 7-inch small bundt pan, it will give you 8 generous size pieces. You can also make it in an 8 or 9-inch square or round cake pan which will give you a few more pieces….

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Icing~with Corn Syrup

This icing recipe is a perfect ratio of corn syrup to confectioner’s sugar that works beautifully!  It is somewhat similar to Royal Icing but it has NO meringue powder and NO Egg whites! The CORN SYRUP hardens it to a shiny, pretty surface, but it doesn’t make it super hard. WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME:  You can STACK the cookies or pastries without them…

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Beef Stew and Dumplings (in a Pressure Cooker)

Making BEEF STEW in a PRESSURE COOKER has always been the best method for me, even beating out my beloved crock pot!  The meat comes out so very tender and soft yet it does not shred!   I’ve made it this way for years in a pressure cooker. I love that it only takes just 11 minutes of pressure cooker time! The dumplings take longer…

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Beef Barley Soup in a Slow Cooker

Based on Betty Crocker’s wonderful recipe for Beef Barley Soup, this one’s a keeper! The interesting history of barley soup goes back centuries, and some say it pre-dates written history! If you are wondering where it Beef Barley Soup orginated, culinary historians will say SCOTLAND! No surprise to me! LOL It is one of my favorite soups! I love the broth of this one! It’s…

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Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Dinner

If you want an easy version of chicken and stuffing, this is a great time saver! And it is SO TASTY! Chicken or Turkey and Stuffing is one of my husband Bill’s very favorite meals, and he LOVED this! I am glad because it is so easy! Use chicken or turkey boneless breasts, or cut -up chicken pieces, or you can cut the chicken into…

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Shrimp and Lobster Bisque

Forget using chicken stock with seafood bisques or soups! Use FISH STOCK! Boil the shrimp and lobster together and use that liquid for your bisque. It definitely makes a world of a difference in my opinion! And this bisque is not hard to make at all! You can use this with any fish or combination of fish you like, as long as one of your…

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Triple Chocolate Mile-High Zucchini Muffins

A moist, triple chocolate zucchini muffin that gets the “YUM” approval from my chocoholic husband! You really cannot taste the zucchini in them but it helps to make the muffins moist! Bill’s suggestion for my trial tweaks with this was to add more chocolate chips, which I did. The espresso powder in the batter is my tweak. It just enhances the chocolate. If you don’t…

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My Mom’s Stuffing

    My Mom used this old stuffing recipe from the box of Bell’s Seasoning and to me, no other stuffing is as good as this one! She said it was the Bell’s that made it so good! I agree! The Bell’s Seasoning company started in 1867 so this has passed the test of time! I usually season things myself and don’t buy pre-seasoned anything except…

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Morning Glory Muffins My Way~Low Calorie~Small Batch

Famous Morning Glory Muffins really are as good as everyone says they are! Cafes, bakery shops and home bakers have their own variation of the Morning Glory.  Morning Glory Muffins were created by Pam McKinstry owner of the “Morning Glory Cafe” in Nantucket. She created the original Morning Glory Muffins in 1978 and in 1981, Gourmet magazine printed her recipe. In 1991, it was chosen by…

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Split Pea Soup

Nothing compares to a homemade version of Split Pea Soup! I like it with the ham and vegetables diced small, although I’ve seen some pea soups with large pieces of ham and vegetables, more like a stew. That is up to you. The history of split pea soup goes way back to 500 BC! Some countries use bacon or sausage instead of ham. Some countries…

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