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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Lovin’ Valentine’s Day: Roses You Can Eat and More!

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Make your Valentine’s Day celebration even sweeter with these super cute and easy ideas sure to please the ones you love, both young and old. Valentine’s Day Cupcake Bouquet Roses are a Valentine’s Day tradition, but why not roses you can eat? Anyone can create a lovely edible bouquet for someone they love, or as the perfect centerpiece to a … Read More

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You’re Next!

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I am super excited to share this amazing book with you, written by my good friend and fellow Next Great Baker competitor, Elaine Duran. It’s her life story of how she turned some major disappointments and life struggles into a hope-filled destiny. I have to admit I’m a little biased about this book, because I had the privilege of helping … Read More

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Cookies and Cream Cake, Step by Step

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Any chocolate lover will LOVE this delicious cake. And ANYONE can learn how to make it. I’ll show you how, step by step. And if you’d like to learn more amazing cake recipes and techniques, and you live in the Tri-Cities area, I can teach you in person at my latest ETSU baking class, Let Them Eat Cake 2. Go … Read More

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Don’t Miss Let Them Eat Cake 2

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Anyone can learn to make and decorate amazing cakes! Let me show you how in person with my latest ETSU baking class, Let Them Eat Cake 2.  Makes a perfect Valentine’s gift for you or your sweetie! Go to http://tinyurl.com/ETSUCake2 for all the details.  

Julie VoudrieDon’t Miss Let Them Eat Cake 2

Warm Up with Snow Day Soup and Muffins

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What goes better on a bone-chilling cold day than a comforting, delicious bowl of hot soup? Just a few days ago, we had our first snowfall of the season here in Northeast Tennessee and single digit lows right behind it.  This recipe is perfect for those snow days when the kids are home from school and you need to keep … Read More

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Last Chance Blast Before Holidays Pass

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We all know what comes after the holiday blitz of December: the gym workouts and kale smoothies of January. But before we step into our New Year’s Resolutions, there’s still New Year’s Eve and Day to celebrate. So enjoy one last chance to indulge in decadence with these delicious treats, perfect to serve with your family and friends. To watch us … Read More

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Party Time, not Work Time

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We love all those Holiday parties, but who likes all the work? In our first on-location segment for Daytime Tri-Cities and Food City Fridays, out of my own kitchen, Danielle, (my oldest daughter and side kick from TLC’s Next Great Baker), and I share some time saving hints that will put the ho-ho-ho back into your Holiday celebrations. Make it … Read More

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Santa-Worthy Cookies

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These two holiday favorites are Santa-approved and are certain to put you on the ‘nice’ list at your house this Christmas season!   Pecan Tassies Yields 24 small tassies  Not quite a cookie, not quite a pie, this delightful little treat is the perfect size to satisfy any holiday sweet tooth. Who needs an entire piece of pecan pie when … Read More

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