Elegant Baked Pears With Cranberries and Freshly Grated Nutmeg


If you want a different way to serve a fruit dessert that is easy yet elegant, this recipe is the perfect choice. We have all heard that saying that we eat with our eyes first. So true! This baked pear with cranberries is a visual treat and then you take that first bite and find …

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Caramel Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods & Food Gift Giving Ideas


Katy and I have been making these delightful treats for gift giving for several years. They are always a huge hit for bakes sales too! Sometimes it is nice to have something other than cookies on your holiday dessert tray. These treats give you that crunchy, salty yet sweet sensation that is so pleasing! Get …

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Homemade Hummus and The Wild Wild West!


Hummus is flavorful, filling and so easy to make! This protein and fiber packed dip starts with a can of drained garbanzo (chickpeas) a couple tablespoons of flavorful tahini (ground sesame seeds) a little garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin and a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt, all blended until smooth and fluffy. …

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Orange Slices With Shredded Coconut / Hot 100 Challenge Week 11 Update


Years ago I was talking with a woman about the holiday open house she did every year for her husbands business associates. I should tell you that she is a fabulous cook and really puts out a great spread. She told me about how one year she was running short on time so she left off …

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My Take On Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan & Bacon Egg & Cheddar Cups


If you have read my story, you know that I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. I stopped going to meetings years ago, tweaked my diet to make it healthier but continued to count points as it had become a habit to do so. It also helps me to know I am staying on …

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