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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala has been around since the 19th century, but it’s well worth dusting off and enjoying. The recipe itself  probably originated in Western Sicily

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Mushroom Barley Soup

What’s not to love about soup? It doesn’t require a lot of kitchen experience to make a good soup. It’s warming, nutritious, and good any

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower was never on my A-list. I don’t remember hating it as a child because I don’t remember my mother ever serving it. When I

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

Pumpkin and vanilla were meant for each other. Ditto with all the spices in this incredibly light, moist, delicious cake. Really, what could say autumn

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The World’s Best Blondies

Move over brownies. The World’s Best Blondies are gaining popularity one bite at a time! A meringue-like top, chewy bottom and really delicious!

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Almond Rum Cake

This delicate Rum Almond Cake was conceived as a coffee cake  but it deserves to be elevated to a much higher status if for no

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Blended Iced Coffee

Shakerato Courtesy of David Lebovitz:  The Sweet Life in Paris I should mention before the recipe that David was so taken by the name “Shakerato”

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Jam Cakes

Jam Cakes are a quick, cheerful, dessert with ingredients that you’re bound to have, unless you  haven’t been to the store in weeks. The recipe

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Maple Vanilla Custard

Custards are a special comfort food that kind of fell off our collective radar in the last 30 -40 years, but they really deserve a

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