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Time for Hot Cross Buns

Saturday April 12, 2014

Hot Cross BunsWhen these decorated rolls begin to appear in bakery windows and grocery store shelves, you know that Easter is around the corner. But they are never better as the ones you can make at home, and this recipe will produce such great results, you'll want to make them every year -- and maybe not just for Easter.

Best Hot Cross Buns

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A Twist on a Classic

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Southwestern Meat LoafTurkey replaces beef in this Tex-Mex-style meat loaf, making it a healthier version of the traditional comfort food. The result is sophisticated and down-home at the same time. It's also good cold, and can be sliced thin and served on Kaiser rolls with chili sauce or salsa.

Southwestern Meat Loaf


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A Classic: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday March 27, 2014

Spaghetti and MeatballsNo pasta dish is more iconic than spaghetti and meatballs, and this family-friendly dinner is also easy to prepare. The meatballs, made with ground turkey instead of beef, are absolutely irresistible, and are also delicious served as grinders.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Monday March 24, 2014

chocolate cheesecakeWhy settle for just one type of chocolate when you can have three? This cheesecake combines dark chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate wafer cookies for a primal blast of decadence that will leave you craving more.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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Asparagus Season!

Wednesday March 19, 2014

asparagusFresh asparagus is one the brightest stars of spring. The tender spears are are not only delicious, but versatile as well. Asparagus is great sauteed, steamed, pureed in a soup, and it makes an amazing pesto. So now is the time to enjoy this springtime vegetable, and here are some ways to get started.

Pasta with Asparagus Pesto
Prosciutto Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus and Carrots with Lemon Sauce
Easy Asparagus Soup

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Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Sunday March 16, 2014

spinach quicheThere are, of course, countless ways to make quiche, but here's one that's always dependably good - either for a family dinner or an informal gathering of friends. The filling is a delicious combination of sautéed onions, spinach, mushrooms and Gruyere cheese.

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

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Irish Lamb Stew with Guinness

Saturday March 8, 2014

Lamb StewThis hearty stew layered with the robust flavors of tender lamb, full-bodied Guinness stout, and caraway seeds pays homage to best of Irish-American cooking--thrifty, easy, and delicious!

Easy Irish Lamb Stew with Guinness

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with King Cake

Sunday March 2, 2014
King CakeAlso know as Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday (this year on March 4th) is the culmination of the Mardi Gras season and kicks off the fasting period of Lent. Not a celebration for the faint of heart, Fat Tuesday overflows with festive food traditions, including the favorite King Cake. The shimmering sugar-coated King Cake consists of a baked Danish dough ring coated with simple white glaze and dressed in Mardi Gras colored sugar of purple, gold, and green. However, in typical New Orleans fashion, bakers throughout "The Big Easy" are creating their own interpretations. Here are a few to savor:

Where to Celebrate Fat Tuesday with King Cake
New Orleans King Cake
Easy King Cake Recipe

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Best Banana Bread Pudding

Thursday February 27, 2014

Banana Bread PuddingA renown Crescent City dessert, nothing says comfort more than this banana bread pudding. Created as a way to use up stale bread, this decadent dessert has it all ― a creamy, warm, custardy texture filled with spiced banana. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream to make a good thing even better!

Banana Bread Pudding

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Classic Irish Soda Bread

Sunday February 23, 2014

Irish Soda BreadYou don't have to be Irish to enjoy this soda bread. It's quick and easy to make, requires just a few ingredients, and is great with dinner or toasted with a slather of butter and jam for breakfast. To really enjoy this quick bread that's crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, serve it warm.

Best Irish Soda Bread

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