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Cranberry Cookie Bars: what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce

Cranberry Cookie Bars:  what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce
Comments : 14 Posted in : Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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I always have left over cranberry sauce and never know what to do with it.  Due to my preference for sweets and distinct lack of interest in turkey (or any other kind) of sandwiches that only use a teaspoon or two at a time anyway, it is always a challenge to use up.  I’ve finally
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The Daring Cooks' Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

The Daring Cooks' Challenge:  Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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Our Daring Cooks’ December 2011 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious! This challenge was a resounding success receiving the highest award from the taste testers at each step of the way.  First the
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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Filled Sugar Cookies with Nutella, Maraschino Cherries and Honey Caramel

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap:  Filled Sugar Cookies with Nutella, Maraschino Cherries and Honey Caramel
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I have done lots of cookie swaps, but this was my first cyber exchange and it was great fun!  Each participant made 3 dozen cookies and sent 1 dozen each to 3 other participants.  Sponsored by Julie and Lindsay of thelittlekitchen.net and loveandoliveoil.com. In case you missed out or want more information, you can sign up to
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Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies
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These are wonderful holiday cookies and is one of five recipes chosen to be published in the Las Vegas Review Journal .  Starting with a basic sugar cookie dough I added two of my favorites, pecans and cherries and of course for the rest of the family they had to have chocolate.  I’ll be posting
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