Pecan Toffee Shortbread Stars

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The last of my Christmas baking series, 2017 version. These cookies were a big hit at dinner last week, even though I didn’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter. Cowboy boot, Winnie the Pooh, bell, all of the symbols for the … Continue reading

Chocolate-Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pecans

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Please allow me to introduce my new kitchen helper: I’ve wanted one of these beautiful tools for a long while now and not too long ago, I finally found one online at an affordable price. After the requisite trouble with … Continue reading

Homemade Sloppy Joes

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I cannot remember the last time I ate a Sloppy Joe. Do you know what they are? They’re sort of a sandwich, a mixture of ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper and spices, cooked like a sauce then served on … Continue reading

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

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Why on earth would anyone bother making their own ketchup? That is the question that Jamie Oliver asks in the introduction to the recipe in his lovely book, Jamie At Home. He calls it a ‘treat’ to be able to … Continue reading