Eats

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Squash It!

I doubt I’m alone in my New Year’s ambition to cook healthy meals that use fresh, seasonal ingredients! Fresh ingredients are always less expensive when…

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Quail Gravy

Gravy is a crazy thing, isn’t it? Bizarre, even! Nutso! But spooned over fresh-from-the-oven biscuits? Oh, dear heavenly goodness. It’s a creation I’m sure…

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Can’t Be Crabby Canapés

This easy, freezable appetizer makes holiday entertaining a breeze. Prepare it in advance, pop it in the oven, and see how many of your…

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Fried Quail

Fried quail is as integral to our family’s Christmas morning as playing Johnny Mathis songs and searching in vain for AAA batteries for our…

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Boozy Bread Pudding

I adapted this sinfully scrumptious bread pudding from a Tom Perini recipe my mother-in-law shared with me years ago. It’s simple and divine and…

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Apple Pie Pancakes

We have a beautiful apple orchard near our home where my family loves to go this time of year. We stock up on these…

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Caramel Apple Bar

We’ve got a fun twist on the traditional caramel apple. Grab your favorite toppings and see which combination turns out to be your favorite….

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Pump Up Your Morning

One of the many mottos I live by is “weekends are for baking.” There’s nothing I love more than baking sweets for friends, neighbors,…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

I’ve been making homemade pizzas with my mom ever since I was little. I loved to help her stretch the dough, and she would…