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Christine Franks
A busy Mom of two girls
A busy Mom of two girls

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Some of the best Samosas I ever had were from my Renal Dialysis class. We had a special lunch to celebrate a baby shower. I regret not getting the recipe. I love the light dough and it was a chance for me to use our potato ricer. If you don't have one, you ...

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Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Swiss Roll
I saw this recipe on last year and decided to give it a try this year. I don't have a really deep jelly roll pan and was worried I wouldn't have enough baking room but I did. My edges of my baking sheet went up about 1/2 inch which was ple...

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Hot Chocolate Cookies
I have the standard list of cookies I am required to bake out of tradition. I try to do something new  every year. This one I made for my work cookie exchange, Hot Chocolate Cookies. It combines the chocolate flavor of hot chocolate with a dash of Espresso ...

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Greek Style Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs and Rice In the Oven
One of my youngest favorite dishes is Arroz con Pollo or Chicken and Rice. I am a big fan of Greek Style chicken. If you make the Arroz con Pollo stove top, the skin looses it's crispiness in the broth. This way, the chicken still has a crunchy skin with a ...

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Denver Omelet Devilled Eggs
I saw the Denver Omelet Devilled Eggs on the internet and they seemed like t hey'd be delicious! I was right! They are a bit more work than the standard devilled egg but can be prepared ahead of time. Denver Omelet Devilled Eggs 1 dozen eggs hard boiled, pe...

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Crock Pot Chunky Beef Chimichangas
I only have one weekday off. The crock pot is a vital source to get dinner out on time. This recipe requires a little prep work that can be the morning of or the night before. Then the crock pot does the rest. When you come home all to do is shred some of t...

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Crock Pot Beef Burgandy
The traditional beef burgundy can be time consuming and does not have potatoes or carrots. I adapted the traditional recipe for the crock pot. You still get all of the delicious flavor without slaving over the stove. Perfect for those work night winter meal...

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Cinnamon Roll Cup Cakes
Who doesn't love Cinna-bon with their piped in cinnamon smell! My figure doesn't!  Just looking through the partition, I gain 5 lbs! These cinnamon buns are a compromise. I made the cupcake batter from scratch and used reduced fat Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. ...

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Easy Christmas Tree Pesto Breadsticks
I made this on Christmas night for an appetizer. You can use ready made pesto or olive tampamade. two Pepridge farm puff pastry sheets are an easy canvas. spread the pesto on an entire sheet. Cover with the remaining sheet. Use a knife to cut a triangle sha...

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Easy Pomegranate Dark "Ice Cube" Chocolates
I saw this idea on Facebook for these cute and easy pomegranate dark chocolates. Pomegranates happened to be on sale at my grocery store. I used an regular ice cube tray sprayed with PAM. For the chocolate I used one package of Nestle Toll House dark chocol...
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