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Blueberry Clementine-Soaked Cake with Blood Orange Bitters

It’s been a very snowy few weeks since we’ve been back in New England. We’re snug in our cozy house that has been renovated with knotty pine floors, white subway tile in the kitchen, and rough beams throughout the downstairs. We’re happy to be reunited with our farm table, baked bean pot, blueberry rake, Eleanor the doe-eyed… 

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Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

There is nothing fancy about this recipe, and it is in no way difficult. The original version, well second draft, of this recipe can be found on the side of the Jell-o Pistachio Pudding box. My version has a bit more of the good stuff, marshmallows and Cool Whip, and uses pistachios instead of pecans…. 

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Mini Mint Meringues

Mini Mint Meringues with Toll House Mint Chocolate Delightfulls

Can we talk for just a moment about how all of this holiday baking is going? Because it hasn’t been going well. Not, that is, until today. Jillian and I have long been envious of the absolute ruckus that our friends and family bring, when it comes to holiday baking. What started as a cost… 

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New England Style Clam Dip

New England-Style Clam Dip

Recently, I was thinking about all of the questionable things I eat to this day, because of the positive associations I have between these marginal food items, and memories of time spent with my dad. Snacking was of great importance to both of my parents; a plate of vegetables and dip would almost always appear before… 

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Best of 2014

The 10 Most Popular Recipes from 2014

It’s that time of year again! In 2014, over one million people visited our website to read through the hundreds of recipes we tested each day right here in our very own kitchen. Which of these recipes were the most popular with you, our readers? Here are the most popular recipes from 2014, according to… 

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Marie Callender's "Cheesy Bacon and Egg"

America! Presents: Marie Callender’s “Cheesy Bacon and Egg” Breakfast Pot Pie

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post in the “America! Presents” series. I’ve devoted more than enough words to prepackaged Philly cheesesteaks, Buffalo wing-flavored chicken jerky, and “Lobster Bisque” flavored potato chips. Frankly, I just didn’t know if I had it in me anymore, didn’t know if there was anything left that I… 

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Banana-Pear Upside Down Cake

Banana-Pear Upside Down Cake

I want to be the person that sits down every morning with a cup of French press coffee, the New York times crossword and fresh baked pastries in my silk pajamas. There are a few problems with this. I don’t drink coffee. I desperately want to like coffee. I love the way a freshly brewed… 

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Cheesy Breakfast Frittata

Easy Cheesy Arla Dofino Breakfast Frittata (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Ack! It’s the holiday season already, and there is so much to do. So much fun, crafting, gifting, wrapping, parties, eating, concerts, tree lighting, Santa letter writing, movie watching, carol singing, decorating, kissing under the mistletoe and visiting to be done. It’s a joyful time of year. But it can feel a little frenetic, especially when managing a… 

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Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread

I was reading Violet the story of Stone Soup, when I was transported to my nursery school, in the basement of the Methodist Church. It is the first book I remember. The first book I connected with. I knew I was onto something major, that all the secrets were contained in all the books. If you don’t… 

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