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Banana Cranberry Mini Muffins

  Sometimes you only want a bite or two of something good with the first sips of your morning coffee. These banana cranberry muffins are perfect for this purpose…or afternoon tea…or anything we may want a bit of something sweet…but not too sweet. These muffins are easy to make and use up the overripe bananas […]

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Top 5 Christmas Cookies

I would imagine that this weekend will be a huge weekend for baking Holiday cookies so I wanted to share with you my top five recipes gathered from weeks of internet trotting and sharing cookie recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. First up are these classic almond crescent cookies from I Wash You Dry.  […]

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Top 5 Dishes to Bring to a BBQ that Don’t Come Off a Grill

Since what goes on the grill gets so much play (especially on holiday weekends) I thought I’d feature some of my favorite side dishes that are anything but ordinary and deserve center stage. I thought I’d start with dessert because this is too pretty and delicious for words. From one of my favorite bloggers, a […]

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Easy Cannoli Filling

 Leave the fuss. Take the cannoli. No guns here…just empty shells…cannoli shells.   I bought them from a local bakery, made a filling in about 10 minutes and now I can take my cannoli to my sweethearts…which just happens to be all of you. Really, leave the fuss of making your own shells (unless of […]

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Classic Cannoli

Years ago when I made cannoli to serve in my restaurant I found the trick to making these fresh, night after night… Buy the shells. Make the filling. Instead of “…Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” (from “The Godfather”) Making the shells is what’s tricky and time consuming. Making the filling is a snap! And […]

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