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Iron Skillet Steak with Basil Cream Sauce – sometimes the old fashioned way really works

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As I have mentioned before, I love my cast iron skillet rediscovered a couple of years ago when husband unexpected brought one home.  Our weather is pretty much grill friendly all year, but I also really love gravies and sauces so I decided to go with the pan for some steaks this time.  I also
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Valentines Day Meal: Chicken baked in pastry crust, pearl couscous in cream sauce and fresh asparagus

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My Valentine has gotten used to being the test dummy, not being able to eat until the pictures are done, having holiday meals on days other than the holiday and best of all, cleaning up my endless messes, all with good humor and little whining so I was quite happy that this meal got the
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Maraschino Jelly makes everything better

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Some things just seem too good to give up even when you get older.  Maraschino cherries are one of those things.  Every kid loves them, they make a soda turn into a Shirley Temple and you just can’t have ice cream sundaes without one.  This recipe has been around forever I’m sure, but is still
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It’s World Nutella Day – Nutella Brownies

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It’s World Nutella Day  sponsored by Ms Adventures in Italy, Bleeding Espresso, and World Nutella Day – there really is a day for everything!  In honor of Nutella, here is my nutella brownie recipe. My daughter is also away at college and since she didn’t come home for spring break this year she was feeling
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Italian Caprese Sliders – Superbowl Sliders

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Italian Caprese Sliders I know this isn’t new, but seemed perfect for tomorrow (and it did get an Editor’s Pick in Food52‘s burger contest a while ago).  When I was growing up my father was a true grill man – charcoal only and whatever he was making, there was one beer to splash on the food
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Girlie Birthday cupcakes: Part II chocolate/maraschino cherry regular and minis

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As promised, here is the second half of the Girlie Birthday Cupcakes – the chocolate/maraschino cherry cupcakes and minis.  As I mentioned in Part I I  modified and combined several recipes.  For these, I used the Martha Stuart’s Strawberry Buttercream modified into Maraschino Cherry Buttercream and  Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes from Betty Crocker.  The minis
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