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Classic Potato Gratin

I wanted something to go with our ham for Christmas dinner and thought that a potato gratin would be good and something the kids would like.  I talked to a few people and looked at various recipes and this is … Continue reading

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Pazzelli

Every year we make Pazzelli cookies for Christmas.  They are light, crisp and slightly sweet.  You can add anise seed if you like but my kids like it without.  Both options are in the recipe. Pazzelli 6 eggs 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf with Shallots and Crimini Mushrooms

We love quinoa!  It’s easy to make and healthy to eat.  You can add all different herbs and veggies to it to make a different meal every day of the week.  I tried this quinoa pilaf the other night and the … Continue reading

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Potato and Truffle Soup

Down in Pike Place Market in Seattle, there is a shop that sells oils and they always have potato soup with truffle oil in little tasting cups.  My kids always insist on stopping by there to get some.  So, last … Continue reading

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Sausage and Kale Soup

Sometimes we have leftover kale after making kale chips and I wanted to find a soup recipe that my kids would eat.  I found some great basic sausage and kale soup recipes and tweaked it to fit our tastes.  It … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ham Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

3 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed and patted dry 4 T. butter, melted 3 large eggs, beaten 1 c. half-and-half 3/4 c. diced cooked ham 1/2 c. diced green onions 1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina etc.) salt … Continue reading

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Decadent Choclate Torte

Torte: 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 c. butter, cut into pieces 6 large eggs, separated 12 T. sugar 2 t. vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.  Butter a 9 in springform pan and line with buttered parchment … Continue reading

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Tropical Creamsicle Smoothie

1 c. frozen mango 1/4 c. frozen pineapple 1/2 banana 1 c. orange juice 1 scoop Visalus Sweet Cream flavor protein powder (if you don’t have the Visalus, just add 2 T. vanilla yogurt) Blend all ingredients in a blender … Continue reading

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Pumpkin-shaped Cake

2 boxes cake mix (any flavor) 2 jars vanilla frosting 1 small dixie cup 5-6 toothpicks or cake testers green food coloring orange food coloring (2 red drops and 2 yellow drops) This is incredibly simple but is a great hit … Continue reading

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