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Mix and Match Three Great Pecan Pies – Classic, Maple Syrup and Cranberry

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Some recipes are just so good that they are just a standby that everyone expects.  I have been asked many times for my chocolate chip cookie recipe – I refer them to the Nestles package.  The same goes for my standard pecan pie – it’s on the corn syrup bottle or at the Karo website. 
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Making Jam – see the blueberry pop

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My favorite time is around the holidays and I’ve begun my annual holiday binge – an excuse to bake without restraint!  This year I’m also making a mini-cookbook with recipes for the ones I use as gifts.  I intend to have it ready soon and will post each item as I go, but I really liked this picture and didn’t
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Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Many people think only of ice cream in the warmer months, but as a child, my dad occasionally made it in the winter, with snow and the old-fashioned hand crank machine.  Of course, living in the desert now, there isn’t much snow and I have a nice electric model but I still love home-made ice cream. 
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Lemon Cheesecake Custard with Cherry Compote and Cherry and White Chooclate Shortbreads

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This dessert was inspired by a recipe I saw in Food & Wine magazine, Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits.  My kids are not big fans of blueberries and red seemed like a better holiday color, so I substituted dark sweet cherries.  I also decided to use the Cranberry & White Chocolate Shortbread recipe from the Joy of Baking with
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