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Baked Brie En Croute Recipe and Baked Brie with Cranberries

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I have to admit, when I was growing up I couldn’t stand the thought of baked brie.  I thought the brie cheese in the center that was oozing out was delicious, but what on earth is this weird fuzzy layer on the outside protecting all that goodness in the middle?  I know now that the rind of the brie is intended to be eaten, but even to this day it’s a little weird.  It kind of has an earthy mushroomy flavor to it that is just plain odd.  However, when you bake brie with all the goodness that I did…

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How to make potato rolls with goat cheese and honey butter

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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays I often take for granted.  We have so much here in the US, and so many things are readily accessible that we often don’t think about being thankful for the little things.  The past year has been incredibly challenging for me, mostly from a health standpoint.  I’m only 35, but man has 2016 beat me up, chewed me up and spit me out a couple of times.  I’ve had horrible back pain, surgery, been super sick, been deaf in 1 ear for a month, I mean I’m one whipped puppy.  Not-too-mention all the political…

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Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe

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If you’re family is anything like ours then you most likely have about 9 million slices of ham leftover from Easter.  Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a bad thing, but there is only so much ham & bean soup and ham sandwiches with mayonnaise that one person can take.  So if you are looking to use up all that delicious ham in the tastiest way possible then this Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe is exactly what should be on your menu.  It’s not only a great way to use up ham, it’s also a fantastic post Easter brunch recipe…

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Roasted Sweet and Savory Acorn Squash

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When it comes to cooking for the holidays I know how stressing it can get.  You’ve got “those” family members coming over that you only see like 3 times a year, kids are running around, your house is trashed and your kitchen has crusty foil lids laying around and food is everywhere.  Yeah, I’ve been down that road a few times.  But, it’s all good because eventually that delicious meal you’ve been working up to will get served, people and kids will eat, and your favorite relatives will eventually go home :-).    One of the biggest questions I get…

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Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing

Save precious stove top and oven space by making this amazingly Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing. Save Print Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: Side Dish   Save precious stove top and oven space by making this amazingly Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing. Ingredients 1 small diced yellow onion 3 small diced stalks of celery 8 cups of cubed crusty bread 1 tablespoon of dry sage 1 tablespoon of dry thyme 1 cup of melted butter 1 cup of chicken stock salt and pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients into a slow cooker,…

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Pumpkin and Chocolate Pake Recipe

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Man do I have something cool and crazy for you!  A Pumpkin and Chocolate Pake Recipe that literally combines a pie and cake.  Check it out! Super easy to make actually, just follow along below! Start by baking a Marie Callender’s Pumpkin pie and cooling it to room temperature. Next make a simple chocolate sheet cake, don’t worry instructions are below! And maybe I am going to put a little chocolate sauce over the top 🙂 Using a circle cutter, start making your rounds.. Literally! Stack the pie onto the cake, drizzle with chocolate sauce and top off with whipped cream…

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Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast Recipe

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There really isn’t much I like more than Prime Rib and this Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast Recipe is so dang tasty it should be made in my household more often.  I usually make a standing rib roast a few times a year and it’s almost always over the holidays.  I just get so sick of eating turkey all the dang time that there is no reason to not change up the menu and make something different.  My dad snapped about 10 years ago and literally said screw it, I don’t care what everyone else wants to eat, I want…

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Easy Leftover Turkey Potpie

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Preparing an entire Thanksgiving meal by yourself can be ridiculously stressful, especially if you have kids and the family is in town staying at your house. Brutal! I realized when doing one myself why wine was inventedJ. There are tons of stress-saving cooking tips that are out there, you just need to know where to look. Start by hitting the frozen food aisle! Forget trying to pick green beans, cut carrots or trim Brussels sprouts; all that work is done for you, it’s just in a different part of the grocery store. Along with veggies, the frozen food aisles are…

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