Easy Chicken and Balsamic Peppers — Gluten-Free

This weekend my brother and his girlfriend are visiting from the mitten (aka Michigan). Their flight arrived last evening and as a warm welcome I planned on preparing a home cooked meal for them…but there was one problem: His girlfriend is gluten-allergic. As soon as the idea of cooking dinner for them popped into my head, I immediately began scouring…

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Thanksgiving 101: Thawing a Turkey

As the weekend quickly approaches, now is as good a time as any to remind you about the time it takes to thaw a frozen turkey. Unfortunately, you can’t just run to the store the morning of Thanksgiving, buy a frozen turkey and immediately throw it in the roasting pan in the oven. Why, you ask? Because by the time…

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How To Prepare a Turkey A Thanksgiving Recipe

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means…turkey is on the mind! Over the past few years, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving at my house and this year won’t be any different. I can’t wait to have family and friends over for the feast of the year. I plan on serving the usual: turkey, stuffing, red-skin mashed potatoes,…

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches (can you believe it’s only a few short weeks away?!), I imagine you are beginning to put together your dinner menus for the feast of the year. Over the past few years, I’ve been in charge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws, which means early wake-up calls and hours of standing on my feet, pulling…

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

November has begun and with that comes weekend after weekend of visitors and a few trips squeezed in to the mix. This past weekend, we had a couple friends visit from northern Michigan. When they left their home for D.C. it was 39 degrees and snowing. Let’s just say they were a bit shocked when they woke up yesterday and…

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Drizzling Chocolate and Frosting

As the holidays quickly approach, I bet a lot of you are rummaging through your recipes as you try to plan the perfect family meals. Aside from the appetizers and main dishes, be sure that you don’t forget to plan for the desserts as well. As you peruse your dessert recipes, you might come across the word “drizzle.” Worried? Confused?…

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Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween is quickly approaching and what better way to start the holiday weekend than to bake some delicious pumpkin cookies? I know you might be busy today running around buying candy to pass out to the trick-or-treaters, perfecting costumes and putting the final touches on your Halloween decor. However, these cookies are super easy to make…and I guarantee you already…

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