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Cranberry Topped Brie Cheese

A party just isn’t a party without cheese and crackers…at least in my mind. While the standard cheese cubes on crackers is okay, a festive presentation of a soft cheese topped with cranberries adds so much more to a celebration. The creamy richness of warm brie cheese is complimented by the tartness of the cranberries […]

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Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles

I must admit that the records and glossy photos on the walls greeting us as we entered Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles in Lithonia, Georgia did not help my skepticism about eating at a restaurant owned by and named after two music icons. My fear was that it would yet be another […]

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Eggnog Pancakes

I have never been much of a fan of drinking eggnog. However, I always liked my mom’s eggnog bread. I bought some eggnog to make her bread this year, but discovered that I did not have the right size of loaf pan to make it. Thus, I ended up with a quart of eggnog that […]

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Homemade Sugar Cubes

To be quite honest, cubed sugar is something I have only purchased a couple of times in my entire life. When I did, it was for my college students to use to pull the carbonation out of soda pop as part of a demonstration for middle school students. I never wanted to pay extra to […]

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Der Dutchman Restaurant in Holmes County, Ohio

The Amish Country in Ohio is a great area to get home-style comfort food that is consistently delicious. My two favorite place are actually owned by the same company that also has locations in Florida. Although they still own less than 10 restaurants, it is a much larger company than I ever expected to be […]

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Sweet and Sour Green Beans

I was reading through some of my cookbooks looking for a new way to fix mushrooms and instead found a recipe for “pickled” green beans.  It was in one of my favorite cookbooks, A Taste of Toronto (Ohio, that is).  So, I decided to give them a try. Although they were called pickled green beans, […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Yesterday, I started sharing recipes from my menu of miniature foods for a dinner party at my house with miniature lamb sliders. Today, I am pushing the small bites even further by making what resembles an even smaller version of the popular bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer. The second dish is bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. Why make bacon-wrapped […]

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Lamb Sliders and Tzatziki Sauce

When planning for a group to come over to my house, I decided to have a selection of finger foods (appetizers) instead of having a formal dinner. Although I did not have a “theme,” I did try to make as many miniature versions of dishes that I would normally make or serve in larger portions. […]

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Homemade Fifth Avenue Candy

My sister and brother-in-law make these delicious candies every year and often give them away in Christmas gifts. This year I was lucky enough to get to make them with my sister…..you should not expect any as gift this year as I brought most of them home with me (well, minus what we ate on […]

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