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Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Two Recipes!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons, including this delightful cake. It's been a tradition in our family for many years and recipes vary. I'm including two favorites, one from scratch and one that borrows a mix. Served on this vintage milk glass...

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Best Banana Muffins

I've posted banana bread recipes before but not this clean-eating version. I've always been health conscious but these healthy ingredients take a simple recipe to another level. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! I often freeze a batch then take them out to thaw as...

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Spring Risotto

INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken stock (I use gluten-free stock) 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 cup Arborio rice 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 3 Tbsp water 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed, tips cut off, tough skins of the spears peeled, and the spears cut...

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History in the Tasting!

Every spring we sow several rows of pea seed in our garden. One of my favorite things is shelling peas on the porch and then steaming them for supper. I just add a wee bit of butter and some salt and pepper before serving. Until I went to a Colonial Culinary...

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A new frontier tale…

It's no secret that cover art is my favorite part of publishing. I'm such a visual person as evidenced by my Pinterest boards, so it's truly exciting to see a 'face' put on my creative work as Revell's art director says. For novel 11, the art team is going a different...

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Banana Pudding

Ingredients 1 (12-oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened 2 cups milk 1 (5-oz) box instant French vanilla pudding mix 6 to 8 bananas, sliced 2...

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