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14 November, 2018

Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)

Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)
Posted in : bake, baking, cheap, dessert, easy, fall, food, pie, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, quick, snack, sweets, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I’ve been going through the Harry Potter book series lately, and, on several occasions, pasties are mentioned. I had no idea what a pasty was, so I looked it up one day, after hearing about pumpkin pasties for the second or third time. They’re hand pies, which I had heard of before, but which I had
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31 October, 2018

Currant Cordial

Currant Cordial
Posted in : alcohol, berry, booze, cheap, Christmas, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, Halloween, holidays, intermediate, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! Your treat for tuning in is a delicious recipe for a sweet cordial, but the trick is that you have to wait for it to be ready! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and while I could spend the entire post telling you all about superstitions and pagan lore and fun
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26 September, 2018

Limoncello

Limoncello
Posted in : alcohol, cheap, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, intermediate, Italian, lemon, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made with lemon peels, alcohol, sugar, and patience. If you want to put your leftover naked lemons to use, make a double batch of this recipe and then use the fruit and any leftover alcohol to make hard lemonade (or regular lemonade)! This is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe with a quick prep
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22 August, 2018

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Posted in : alcohol, chocolate, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, funny, humor, milk, quick, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Last winter, people got really excited about red wine hot chocolate. I thought it sounded kind of dumb, so I let it be. Well, here I am, months later, faced with a chocolate craving and a remaining third of a bottle of merlot. So I said, screw it, let’s try it. I’m going to come
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15 August, 2018

Lemon Mug Cake

Lemon Mug Cake
Posted in : cake, dessert, easy, food, fruit, lemon, no-bake, quick on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This recipe is brought to you by Mother Necessity. Back in May, I was scrambling to put together a birthday dinner for my hubby after a busy day, and I realized partway through that I hadn’t made him a cake or a pastry or anything. Crap. So, I scrambled to toss something together, and after
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1 August, 2018

Bailey’s Chocolate Mug Cake

Bailey’s Chocolate Mug Cake
Posted in : 21, baking, booze, cake, cheap, chocolate, dessert, easy, food, fun, quick, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This past weekend, this Miss became a Missus! To celebrate, I’m bringing you some delicious, way too easy to make, rich chocolate cake — in a mug! Don’t let the idea of eggy, dry mug cakes deter you. This mug cake is rich, moist, and doesn’t use egg! It’s an awesome dessert to make when
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25 July, 2018

Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream

Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream
Posted in : blueberry, dessert, easy, food, ice cream, lemon, milk, party, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Last summer, I made my first batch of homemade ice cream. After the Neapolitan was a success, I tried my hand at huckleberry ice cream, which was also good, though I ran into the issue of huckleberries being a little too expensive to use for the whole recipe (note: if you want to imitate the flavor of
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20 June, 2018

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
Posted in : baking, chocolate, cookies, dessert, easy, food, nut, peanut butter, recipe, snack, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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That’s right, you heard me. They’re peanut butter cookies, and they’re stuffed — WITH CHOCOLATE! This cookie escapade started when I went over to my (soon to be) in-laws to discuss wedding plans and came home with a giant bag of chocolates. She wanted the candies to go away because she had bought too many,
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9 May, 2018

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here’s yet another treasure from one of my old cookbooks. This one is brought to you by the 1913 publication, Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book. 1, 2, 3, 4 cookies get their name from their ingredient list, which is based around 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour,
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14 March, 2018

Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie

Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
Posted in : baking, cereal, chickpeas, dessert, food, intermediate, lemon, pie, turmeric, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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One of my friends came over to help me bake, and he brought up the idea of using aquafaba in something “for science.” It was an experiment and it went… pretty well. Our meringue ended up a little overworked and not super presentable, but everything else about the pie looked fantastic. This recipe is one
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