Turkey Pot Pie – It’s for Dinner

I know I said I would be back with an apple recipe, but I made this Turkey Pot Pie last night for dinner and we all agreed that it must go on the blog today so you all can try it with your leftovers tonight.  I am so thankful I snapped a quick instagram shot…

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Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday morning felt calm.  Perhaps it was because the sun was shining again after a week of rain and the wind was finally silent.  Sparrows chirped quietly in the trees happy for the warmth of the sun, but still sleepy from the long cool night.  Maybe it was because I didn’t need to take my…

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Salted Caramels

When I told Tom I wanted to try making caramels his first response was typical of many non cooks. “Why would you want to make them when you can buy a bag from the store.  Why don’t I just pick some up today?” I couldn’t answer his question.  Why did I want to make caramels…

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Chocolate Truffle Cake or the From the Bottom of My Heart Cake

My Dearest Husband, Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  You are amazing and you prove it everyday.  We made this cake just to say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. Love, Us With my note finished I could now deliver what would be my 5th From the…

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Disappearing Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Rice Treats

Tom arrived home from a 12 hour work day with his partner right behind him.  Both guys were exhausted and hungry from spending the day walking through hills and searching the sky for birds.  As they headed into the kitchen to clean up Tom spotted a plate of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Rice Treats cut…

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Upside Down Cake

It is a miracle this cake made it.  I started baking early in the afternoon, just after lunch.  First the butter and brown sugar were brought to a rich and creamy dark brown in my cast iron pan.  Cranberries were cooked in orange juice until they popped out of their skins.  The cake batter called…

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Peanut Butter Cookies

I tend to associate my friends and family with a recipe they have once cooked for me.  One friend is forever tied to an amazing layered ice cream cake she made for a party.  Another will never escape the delicious chunky spaghetti sauce she made one night we came over.  My mom will always be…

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