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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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Slow Cooker Cheesy Creamed Corn

This southern style corn recipe is crazy easy and delicious! Just dump everything in your slow cooker for a no fuss side dish. 

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White Hot Chocolate Pound Cake #Bundtbakers

This White Hot Chocolate Bundt cake is dense, buttery and loaded with white hot chocolate. This easy cake is a winner with my friends and family.

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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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Saint Frances Cabrini & Bolognese

Today is the feast day of St Frances Xavier Cabrini. What makes her particularly noteworthy is that she was the first American citizen to be canonized. She came to the U.S. from Italy to...

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Slow Cooker Candied Yams

This is a classic southern recipe for Candied Yams. It is so easy and can be cooked completely in the slow cooker.

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White Wine Alfredo Sauce

White wine sauces are so versatile and delicious that you can use them to create literally hundreds of dishes like this simple one.

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All Saints Day Colcannon

Here is another wonderful side dish to enjoy at your Thanksgiving table. It is traditional to serve mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, why not switch things up by adding  a bit of cabbage to it....

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Irish Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes are the traditional trick or treat goody. Irish peasants would go door to door on All Hallows Eve and beg for a Soul Cake.

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Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in purgatory is a classic Italian recipe. It is a simple dish of eggs in a spicy, fiery tomato sauce. This flavorful dish will reward your taste-buds.

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

This Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is super easy, creamy and comforting. 

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Fresh Fig Tart

This tart celebrates the simple sweet perfection of Autumns favorite fruit combined with a classic cannoli cream. I am the luckiest girl in the world when it comes to figs. I love them and...

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Saint Isaac Jogues and Blueberry Tart

Today is the feast day of St Isaac Jogues. I made a French Blueberry Tart in honor of his French heritage. St. Isaac Jogues was a Jesuit priest, and one of the North American...

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

This weeknight standby is filled with salty ham and nutty Swiss cheese, Made in the slow cooker it is elegant as it is easy.

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Fig Focaccia #breadbakers

This dimpled Italian flat bread, with a yummy fig and sweet onion topping  is perfectly crisp on the outside, yet soft and chewy in the middle.