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creamy potato soup

2 C mashed potatoes, leftover  •  2 C chicken stock 1 4oz can green chile, chopped or (3 freshly roasted and peeled) 1 T extra virgin olive oil  •  3 T half and half 2 garlic cloves, crushed  •  1 onion, diced  •  salt, to taste pepper, to taste  •  1/2 tsp chives, dried for… Continue reading creamy potato soup

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whipping cream

1 C heavy cream  •  2 T confectioner’s sugar   1 tsp pure vanilla extract Before you use the store bought can of whipping cream this holiday season, consider whipping up this delightful treat yourself. Making whipping can be something of an art, you really need to focus only on the whipping until you get the… Continue reading whipping cream

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simple cranberry sauce

1 12oz pkg cranberries, fresh  •  1 C sugar  1 orange, medium size For those of you who make their own cranberry sauce you probably have a recipe similar to this, but many don’t think to add in the orange rind. There are some of you however, that have always bought the can of cranberries,… Continue reading simple cranberry sauce

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roasted garlic green beans with almonds

1 1-1 1/2 lb pkg green beans, frozen or fresh  •  4 garlic cloves, crushed 2-4 T extra virgin olive oil  •  2 T himalayan pink salt 1/4 C almonds, sliced or slivered Forget the usual green bean casserole, here is a little something different to add to your Thanksgiving Feast this year. Let’s cut… Continue reading roasted garlic green beans with almonds

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salted caramel sauce

1 C brown sugar, packed  •  1/2 C heavy cream  • 4 T butter, salted 1 tsp sea salt  •  1 tsp pure vanilla extract  •  1 tsp vanilla bean paste The hint of salt in this delightfully sweet caramel sauce gives a perfect flavor combination to top your favorite desserts. In case you missed… Continue reading salted caramel sauce

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pumpkin cookies with maple vanilla bean glaze

2 1/2 C flour  •  1/2 C butter, softened  •  1 C pumpkin puree 1 1/2 C sugar  •  1 egg •  1 tsp baking powder  •  1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice  •  1/2 tsp cinnamon  •  1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Many of you know that I… Continue reading pumpkin cookies with maple vanilla bean glaze

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wheat free pumpkin cheesecake with salted caramel sauce

2 pkgs cream cheese, room temp  •  3 eggs  •  1 C pumpkin puree 1 3/4 C sugar  •  1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract  •  1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice  •  1/2 tsp nutmeg  If the words ‘wheat free’ scare you and/or remind you of eating rice cakes and cardboard,… Continue reading wheat free pumpkin cheesecake with salted caramel sauce