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Clam Chowder

I have been making a lot of soups lately and was craving a seafood stew or chowder. I don’t normally buy canned clams but I had them for a dip that I didn’t end up making. I was thinking...

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Eggs Benedict

This is one of my very favorite breakfasts. I actually prefer bacon instead of ham on my eggs benedict, so I made it that way. There is something so amazing about lemony hollandaise sauce with the creamy yolk and...

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Rice Krispie Treats

We had friends over so the kids could watch a Christmas movie on TV. I made a small batch of rice crispy treats for them to nibble on during the show. I haven’t made these for years so I...

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Open Faced Turkey Sandwich

This is my new favorite sandwich! We had friends over for leftovers after Thanksgiving and I made these sandwiches for dinner. They were unbelievably tasty. I layered my mom’s rolls with cranberry jelly, stuffing, turkey and gravy. I didn’t...

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Mom’s Dinner Rolls

My mother makes the most amazing dinner rolls. I finally got the recipe from her and made my first attempt at baking these delicious rolls. They are extremely easy to make using a bread machine. My mom is at...

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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

This recipe for hollandaise sauce was my Grandmother Pidgeon’s original recipe (my father’s mother). It’s rich, lemony and so good. I always make this hollandaise sauce for special occasions because it’s so decadent and delicious. This is very special...

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Pumpkin Pie with Homemade Crust

I love pumpkin pie! It’s one of my very favorite desserts – ever. I wanted to make homemade pie crust this year so I decided to use Ina Garten’s pie crust recipe. She makes the best pastries and desserts...

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Roasted Turkey with Thyme and Sage

I usually follow my Dad’s recipe for roasted turkey but this year I decided to wing it (no pun intended). Since it was only going to be the four of us, I bought a small 9 lb turkey. I...

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Stuffing with Mushrooms, Sausage and Bacon

My Dad makes an amazing stuffing every year that’s filled with all sorts of goodies, including oysters, wild rice, mushrooms, bacon and sausage to name a few. I love my Dad’s stuffing but decided to make it a little...

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Cranberry Jelly with Orange Zest

I grew up eating cranberry sauce from the can and gobbled it up every Thanksgiving. When I first married my husband, his father and step mother came for Thanksgiving dinner. I made my first batch of homemade cranberry sauce...