Shortbread Cookie Spoons (Spookies)

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You know how sometimes everything just comes together at the right time? Those moments where inspiration strikes at the same time that you have all the supplies to make it happen? This is one of those moments. I had just made some velvety, luscious chocolate custard and one of my friends started talking about the…

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Garlic Butter Soft Pretzel Bites

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I declare soft pretzels in their many forms to be my all-time favorite snack food with ZERO exceptions. Sure, there are many other delicious things with which to satisfy a snack attack, but there is nothing to compare to the pure satisfaction of biting into a chewy, salty, warm, soft pretzel. With mustard. Lots of…

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Hot TexMess

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We had ten inches of snow last night. On the twenty second-slash-twenty third of March. I vacillated between bitter and grateful. Bitter because it’s MARCH TWENTY THIRD and I have ten inches of snow when yesterday there was green and chirping and peeping and warm breezes and sunshine. I opted to park myself on grateful…

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Spicy Sweet and Sour Tofu

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From a smarty-pants, web-savvy point of view, I ‘m doing this strangely. I should be posting this later this week so you can think of it for Friday (say for instance, if you’re observing Lent) and I should not mention that I know that… But I was lucky enough to see some pretty spectacular thunderstorms…

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Banana Nutmeg Smoothies

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Warning: This post is going to discuss bodily functions. Sorry, butt there’s no getting around it, and everybody does it. This has been a Foodie With Family P.S.A. When you have little kids, life seems to develop a tendency to revolve around… Hmm. How to say this nicely and in a not-unappetizing way on a…

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Creamy Garlic Lemon and Dill Chicken Pot Pies

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This Creamy Garlic Lemon and Dill Chicken Pot Pie is here to wish you all a very Happy Pi Day*. *In case you don’t also occupy the Nerdosphere, I’ll explain. Today is March 14th. In other words, it’s 3.14… In other other words, it is a calendar representation of the whole number and first two…

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Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

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It’s time for the wearin o’ the spuds. ‘Tis the season to bust out your best potato recipes and act like you have deep Irish tuber roots for a week or two. Step away from the green food coloring. Do something really Irish and turn out a hearty, lovely, soul-soothing meal. Read a little poetry*….

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Deep Dish Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie

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Raise your hand if you, like me, love snickerdoodles beyond any other cookie on the face of the earth.  Raise your other hand if you, also like me, really don’t think snickerdoodles need to be messed with to make them wonderful.  Raise your foot (since we’re running out of hands) if you think tinkering with…

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Braided Semolina Bread

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Bread with soup. Bread for toast. Bread to sop up the last streaks of sauce or gravy or pan juices. I suppose you might be able to survive without bread, but you sure can’t live without it. A big, fat, puffy, chewy, golden loaf of homemade bread is just about the best thing that could…

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Country Ham Stuffed Dates

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Have you ever had a real country ham?  A proper country ham?  As in salt-cured, hard-wood smoked, aged ham from south of the Mason-Dixon?  If you haven’t, you really need to try one as soon as ever you can lay your hands on one. Country Ham is a food experience unlike many in the United…

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