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Carnitas for Juan Diego

These Mexican Carnitas are melt in your mouth good. It is a perfect meal for the feast day of Juan Diego.  Today is Juan Diego’s feast day he was born in 1474 20 miles...

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs Braised in Wine

These Short Ribs are ridiculously  delicious. They are even better a few days after you make them. If you can wait that long and not eat them. There are so many people who love...

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Tuna Casserole

This traditional comfort food recipe is updated with a twist. We all know it is perfect for feeding large crowds. This recipe is creamy and delicious without the cream of anything soup. My mothers idea of...

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A Coastal Virginia Thanksgiving

As the alarm goes off this morning, I groggily reach out to hit the snooze button. It dawns on me as I do, today is Thanksgiving. I know that I still have so much...

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Saint Catherine and Pecan Lace Cookies

These delicate yet elegant lace cookies look hard to make. Only you and I need to know how easy they are to make. The real trick to baking these crisp wafer-thin drop cookie is...

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Pumpkin Madelines

Madelines are a French tea cake. It has a very distinctive shell like shape, due to the special pan used to bake them in. Recently on my trip to Nags Head,  North Carolina I...

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Chocolate Guinness Bundt #Bundtbakers

This dark Chocolatey dense Bundt Cake is out of this world moist and delicious! One bite and you will be dancing the Irish Jig. I couldnt be happier about this months Bundtbaker. Do you...

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Herb Bread and St. Elizabeth of Hungary

A store bought bread will not due for the feast day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. You need to make a homemade bread for this patron saint of bakers. Italian herb bread is a...

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Pumpkin Spice Martini

This Pumpkin Spice Martini has all the favors of your favorite pie, except in a creamy adult beverage. I promise this will be your go to Thanksgiving cocktail. I have a lot of pumpkin...

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Cast Iron Parker Rolls for #breadbakers

These Parker House Rolls are fluffy, light as a feather and melt in your mouth good. The leftovers are also fantastic the next morning slathered with jam, enjoyed with your morning coffee. Have I...