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Hazelnut Buckeyes

Tis the season for putting Nutella in every recipe known to man. Nutella brownies, Nutella Truffles, Nutella Cake, Nutella Hot Chocolate… I’m just waiting for Pinterest to go mad over Nutella Meatloaf. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m firmly in the Nutella-is-magical camp, but perhaps not that magical. Which got me thinking, what if you could get …

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DIY: No-Sugar Added Mandarin Oranges

As far as I’m concerned there is just one good thing about winter in the great white* north: Citrus Season. Sure, modern conveniences being what they are, we can buy citrus just about any time. And certainly, flown and floated in from exotic locals every month of the year, our decidedly seasonal approach to them …

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Homestretch Holiday Meal Plan

What a week this always is. Christmas programs and holiday parties; last minute baking and shopping and wrapping galore. Oh, the wrapping! Have I ever told you guys the story about the year The Man moped around the house like a beaten puppy dog upon finding out, at eleven o’clock on Christmas Eve, that I’d actually …

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For The Love of Nog

I’m not sure where my obsession with eggnog comes from. We never had it in the house when I was a kid. It’s not like so many of the other elements of the holidays, those that have been tradition for as long as I can remember, but somewhere along the way it’s come to represent …

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Toss-Together Fish Tacos

Remember when I told you about how you wouldn’t find me in the kitchen much this week? That’s still true. So while I realize sharing this as a “recipe” may be pushing it — “Step 1: Cook Fish Step Two: Make Fish into a taco,” isn’t exactly rocket science — the way I see it, simple meals …

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Potato Pancakes

The truth is, The Man’s contributions in the kitchen are not infrequent. There were several years, during the time when I was shackled to both Corporate America and Higher Education, that he was, in fact, the primary — and oft times sole — cook in this joint. And yet, for all of his toiling away …

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GUINNESS LAMB PIES

It’s been just long enough since the last time we raised a demon bottle lamb, that I’m almost considering two or three for spring. Temporary insanity induced by adorable pictures of the last one, a relative lack of lamb in the freezer, and The Pig Dog’s need for practice, no doubt. But how temporary is the real question. Will …