Mozzarella Sticks – Applebee’s Copycat Recipe

Ever think about making mozzarella sticks at home? My son is a huge fan of cheese sticks. Seriously, the child could eat them every meal if I’d let him. But I always question what’s in the mozzarella sticks available in stores. Some of the ingredients make me cringe. That said, I felt it would be […]

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Portobello Frito – Pasta House Co. Copycat Recipe

One of the first dates I went on with my significant other of 13 years was a romantic dinner at the Pasta House Co. way back in the year 2000. Funny, now that I say that I hear Conan O’Brien’s voice replaying his famous “In the Year 2000” skit. Yes, it has been that long […]

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Old Famous Barr French Onion Soup – a Midwest Masterpiece

Some of the fondest memories of my youth are of the shopping trips that my grandmother took us on. Grandma spoiled us rotten, like grandmothers often do, but my grandma made spoiling an art. She would dress us up in fancy clothes, do our hair and whisk us away to a magical world of shopping, […]

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Easy Almond Cookies

I love to make all kinds of cookies as the holidays near, but these Easy Almond Cookies take the cake! I make them with my cookie press, so they’re a bit on the tiny side, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting them. These are so full of flavor for being so small that you’ll […]

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who can get through the winter without making a fresh batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies? Not me! And although it’s frowned upon, I like to eat the cookie dough, too. Shh! I’m not condoning this, just saying. My stepdaughter ate so much of it a couple of weeks ago that she made herself sick. […]

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Pressed Floral Cherry Gem Cookie

As I’ve mentioned before, I love fruit, so why not try to incorporate that love into cookies? These Pressed Floral Cherry Gem Cookies are one of my long time favorites. Although I couldn’t manage to recreate the store bought cookies that I loved so much as a kid, I did settle on this recipe as […]

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Pressed Apricot Dream Cookies

One of my favorite things to do during the winter season is bake. In this drafty old house, it helps to keep things warm and it makes the house smell delicious as well! One of my family’s favorites is my Pressed Apricot Dream Cookies. This recipe is remarkably simple and yields 48, delicious cookies that […]

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Pressed Strawberry Burst Cookies

Some of my very favorite cookies are the ones that have the fruit in the center. What can I say? I’m a fruit nut! After trying desperately to recreate the thin shortbread cookie with the jelly center – and failing miserably – I finally broke down and bought a cookie press to help me master […]

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Peanut Butter Yum-Yum Cookies – Santa’s Favorite!

Santa stops by our house each year to bring gifts for the kids, but I’m certain that he makes sure to stop for one thing: the Peanut Butter Yum-Yum Cookies! These cookies have long been a dear favorite of the man in red. He’ll occasionally leave a few cookies behind – clearly, one can only […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of our favorite things to do as we near the holidays is bake cookies. It makes our home smell delicious and if we get any crazy weather, we always have plenty of great snacks to keep us occupied! Of course, our cookie baking also doubles as gift shopping, as we generally box up assortments […]

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