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The Best Chocolate Chip And Walnuts Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip And Walnuts Cookies

I am pleased to introduce you to a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Perfectly soft inside, perfectly crunchy on the outside and perfectly delightful, after you try these cookies once, you will never look for another chocolate chip cookie recipe again. During my chocolate chip cookies research, I found out that the recipes out there aren’t that different at all from each other. A little more flour, a little less brown sugar, semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate, these little…

30 Cooking And Baking Tools For The Holidays

30 Cooking and Baking Tools For The Holidays

As you finalize your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, you may notice that your kitchen is missing some essential equipment. Maybe it is your first time hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in your house and you don't know where to start. Or maybe you are a pro by now, but you discover that you might need some few more items that would make your life easier in the kitchen.  Here’s my list so you have plenty of time to find…

Cranberry Chutney With Apples

Cranberry Chutney with Apples

This Cranberry Chutney with Apples could be a delicious addition to every year Thanksgiving meal. I never buy the cans of cranberries from the store because I love to control the amount of sugar I put in my cranberry sauce. Then, I like to combine flavors and textures, so the cans absolutely do not work for me. Even for you, the ones out there that are in charge of the cooking during the holidays, please buy fresh cranberries and make your…

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Last year, I received a jar of these baked brandied cranberries sauce from my good friend, Audrey. Audrey "adopted" me long time ago, when I arrived to United States. She shared with me, over the years, many of her favorite recipes for the holidays. Some of these recipes also became part of my Thanksgiving collection that we cherish and love so much. This year, I think the sauce will be incorporated into my growing recipe collection for Thanksgiving. It is…

Roasted Kabocha Squash With Coconut Oil

Roasted Kabocha Squash With Coconut Oil

Roasted squash is one of my favorite items on the table from October to December. I love the different varieties of pumpkin and squash you can find in the grocery stores. I also grew up knowing only about pumpkin, and I always associated it with sugar, as my grandma or my mom used to make only pumpkin pie, pumpkin strudel and sometimes pumpkin soup. This recipe is very easy to make and requires only few ingredients. I used Kabocha squash, but…

Pork Chops With Roasted Vegetables

Pork Chops With Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is great for the middle of the week when you have to come up with a fast dinner for your family. You don't need a lot of ingredients, it is easy to make, healthy and also very delicious. Serve it with a green salad and you are here for a feast. Leftovers are great too. Preheat the over to 475F. Yes, I know, it is super hot, but you want dinner fast, right? So, stay with me! In…

Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Do you have leftover ham and don't know what to do with it? Or small pieces of cheese that could be put to use? Here is an idea of a very, but VERY easy casserole that you could make to save the breakfast for a day or two. This is not a new recipe and I am sure many of you made it a million times before. The original recipe uses bacon, but in my kitchen, we use whatever we…

Classic Chuck Roast With Vegetables

Classic Chuck Roast with Vegetables

It is still cold in Minnesota even if Spring is coming, so last night I decided to make this classic recipe of chuck roast with organic vegetables in the slow cooker. Living in the Midwest and with the harsh, long winters we have, the Slow Cooker or the CrockPot is a great tool to put warm, hearty food on the table for busy families. This is a recipe that I am sure a lot of people know about, but everyone…

Andouille Sausages With Peas Potatoes And Leeks

Andouille Sausages with Peas Potatoes and Leeks

This is a beautiful recipe for a quick dinner in the family. Sausages, potatoes, peas and leaks are the base for this delicious dish. I used Andouille sausages which gave the dish a "spicy attitude", but you can use any kind of sausage you like, mild Italian sausage for example. A little bit of white wine will give the dish an elegant finish. A great recipe for a quick dinner or a simple meal at the end of the week!…

Coconut-Almond Lemon Bars Recipe

Coconut-Almond Lemon Bars Recipe

I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004. I was intrigued by the ingredients used - a tasty combination of coconut, lemon and almond. This is not your classic lemon bar, but a twisted, delicious version of it. One thing I changed in this recipe was the amount of sugar used in the filling. Call me crazy, but for me, less sugar means more flavor in your mouth.  I also used blanched almond flour and…

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