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Anise Cookies

The story changes from sibling to sibling in my husband’s family. He is number 6 out of 8 kids in his family and they each have a different recollection of how their grandmother used to serve these anise cookies, and with what beverage. However, the one thing I do know for fact is that these are …

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Pecan Snowball Cookies

This is Christmas cookie recipe that has been passed down from who knows how long in my family.   They were originally named pecan crescent cookies but over the years, and in my hands, I was always too impatient to form each cookie into crescent shapes and so the birth of the pecan snowball was formed. …

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Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

We’ll be traveling to my sister-in-law’s house (3 and 1/2 hours away) this year for Thanksgiving. It’s her turn in the rotation to host the festivities.  Her original request to me was “would mind bringing some pumpkin pies for dessert?”  Sure I would. But on second thought I think I’d like to try something a bit different this year and asked if …

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Bacon Cashew Bark

This Bacon Cashew Bark may seem like something you’re afraid to try…but don’t be.

The combination of sweet and salty flavors make this a treat that is hard to resist, and one that makes it stand out in a crowd.

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Cream Cheese Brownies

I enjoy baking but I don’t especially love having all sorts of tempting sweets around the house.  That is why I usually only bake when we’re having people over when we’ve been invited to someone’s house or for special occasions.  I’m now in the process of re-thinking my decision and start baking on a regular basis. 

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