My Fav Dessert Hack: French Custard!

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When I first discovered this delicious, creamy concoction, I had no idea I would find so many ways to use. Basically, French custard is vanilla pastry cream with sweetened whipped cream folded into it. As is, French custard is like an airy pudding and lovely when used to fill cakes, cupcakes, crepes, cream puffs, etc. In its original vanilla form, … Read More

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Fourth of July Fun

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With the 4th of July just around the corner, here’s some tasty and easy ideas to make your celebration a special one!               Don’t have much time? Pour some red, white, and blue candies in a mason jar, tie a ribbon around the top and pop in two flags. Want a quick treat for … Read More

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Dad Bod Brownies and Manly Muffin Tops

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In honor of Father’s Day, I thought the dads out there might need a little help in maintaining their manly physique, so I’m offering these delicious treats to give them a hand. (And you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy them!) Dad Bod Brownies We’ll all heard of the latest catch phrase to describe the transformation that males … Read More

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Sawdust Salad and Mississippi Mud Cake

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The summer season is cranking up and along with it come plenty of opportunities to gather with family and friends over a festive meal. The next time you need to bring a dish to a potluck or family reunion, here’s a few unique dishes that will have others asking you for the recipe. These two oldies but goodies come out … Read More

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Strawberry Pavlova: The Perfect Spring Dessert

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We certainly love our strawberries here in East Tennessee and I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy these spring favorites. And there’s no better way to savor the seasonal flavor than with a scrumptious Strawberry Pavlova. This unique dessert, named after a famous Russian ballerina from the early 1900s, is often served at celebrations in Australia and New Zealand, … Read More

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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Just as I believe every person has a unique and valuable treasure to share with the world, so does each culture. One way a heritage can share its treasure with others is through its cuisine. I guess that’s one thing I love about food is that it gives us a way to enjoy diverse perspectives and experience new possibilities. Our … Read More

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Eggs-tra Special Easter Eggs and Bunny Buns

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Get hoppin’ this holiday with these fun and easy Easter eggs and Bunny Buns. They’re the perfect for kids of all ages! (Thanks to my Leah for helping me with my segment!)   Tie-Dye Eggs Kids can get creative with this unique way to dye eggs using a paper towel sprayed with a water/vinegar solution and drops of food coloring. … Read More

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Easy Homemade Lasagna

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I love lasagna for so many reasons. It’s delicious, of course: layers of pasta, filled with tasty sauce, rich cheese and seasoned meat…what’s not to love? I also love it because it’s not hard to make and is the perfect meal to give away when you want to bless someone with a homemade dinner. Lasagna is a convenient freezer meal … Read More

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Authentic St. Patrick’s Day Treats

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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. The time of year when green food coloring shows up everywhere, whether in frosting, beer, or the Chicago River. I decided to look beyond the emerald overload and see if I could find some recipes that reflect the real Ireland, not a fantasy world of Lucky Charms and wee little leprechauns. I chose a few recipes … Read More

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Grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings are Slick

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Whether you had a nana, mamaw, or a bubbie, dinner was always special at Grandma’s house. My Grandma Rigney, nicknamed Cricket, was an excellent cook in the Appalachian Mountains tradition. One of her specialties was Chicken and Dumplings. She never wrote down the recipe, but she let me watch her make it and she passed her secrets down to me. … Read More

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