Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars

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One last Christmas baking recipe to tell you about before the big day. These are delicious, even if they are a bit time consuming to make because of the cooling time necessary for the proper building of the layers. The … Continue reading


Peppermint Bark

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More Christmas baking. Or maybe Christmas melting is more accurate. If you think back to my postings from earlier this year, you’ll recall my interest in reducing my food costs. Making this Peppermint Bark to give away as a gift … Continue reading


Ginger Crackles

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It’s time to do some Christmas baking! Though you could make these cookies any time of year, they produce (for me) the quintessential Christmas-y smell. Gingerbread cookies, small enough that you can grab a handful without anyone noticing. Also because … Continue reading


Baked Broccoli and Cheddar Rice

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It was a good search that turned up this recipe. I was looking for a home made version of those packages of rice and seasoning I used to buy. The ones made by someone’s uncle. They were convenient – time … Continue reading