NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY – February 26

February 26th recognizes all things pistachio and National Pistachio Day is the day to celebrate! Pistachio lovers rejoice as they eat their favorite nut all day long. For those who do not eat pistachios, buy some and give them to someone who does. Crack them open and eat them up or enjoy them in ice …
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NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER MONTH – January

National Sunday Supper Month is an annual designation observed in January.  A waning tradition, the Sunday Supper was once an opportunity after a hectic week for families to gather to spend time together and share stories about their week.  This month National Sunday Supper Month and the Sunday Supper Movement resolves to bring back this family tradition. If …
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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Growing up holidays were spent in a combination of our home and my grandparents. My grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and others. She is a planner and would divide the menu between all families so they could bring, sides, desserts, or other. She usually chose based on what each specialty was. My mother makes …
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April Adventures

Aрrіl іѕ thе fourth month оf thе year іn thе Grеgоrіаn саlеndаr and іtѕ рrеdесеѕѕоr, the Julіаn саlеndаr. Itѕ nаmе is derived from thе latin wоrd aperit, which means tо ореn. It іѕ соnѕіdеrеd thаt Aрrіl іѕ thе month оf the growing season and whеn trееѕ аnd flowers bеgіn tо “ореn”. It is аlѕо bеlіеvеd …
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Super Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft pillowy cookies melt in your mouth and taste great decorated or not. If taking these to a party or event I really reccomend a double batch. My family is always disappointed if I give them all away. They make excellent Christmas gifts too. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup butter (we like unsalted)2 …
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Original Toll House Cookies Recipes

Yield: Makes 5 Dozen Time: About 30 minutes We’ve been making this recipe for years. We have to make at least 4 batches for Christmas alone. Last year Mom found out about the variety of baking chips available. So we made regular, Andes mint, Bailey’s, Ghiradelli Dark, Butterscotch, and Cinnamon chips. (These are great in …
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Happy Easter

Lots of people around the world will be observing Easter very differently this year. It seems strange with no grandchildren running through the house. We didn’t color eggs, make easter baskets, or plan a big family Easter dinner. The only plans we have are to make an easy attempt at “What’s for dinner?”. So here …
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Bacon, Maple, Brussels Sprouts (The kids will eat too!)

These sauted sprouts will disappear from the table.  Adults and children alike will offer no complaints once they taste these.  Ingredients 2 lbs brussel sprouts cut in half6 chopped slices of bacon2 oz grated Parmesan Cheese2 tsp maple syrupFrying Pan with Lid, Deep Saute Pan 11 Inch Stone-Derived Nonstick Coating, Stainless Steel Handle Cooking Pan, …
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