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My Secret Cranberry Relish Recipe

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When I was growing up, no Thanksgiving meal was complete without cranberries. Unfortunately, it was canned cranberry sauce. And “sauce” isn’t the right word. It was actually more like cranberry gelatin. Yuck. (If you like it, that’s fine, you can

Posted in Cranberries, Delicious, Easy, Healthy, Relish, Salad, Side DIsh, Thanksgiving

My Secret Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

(Photo to be added later.)Poultry StuffingMakes 12 portions (approximately 4 ounces by weight, about 2/3 cup by volume) This looks like a scary long recipe, but it is really very simple. 18 slices Healthy Life bread (or any preferred bread.)2

Posted in Chicken, Delicious, Easy, Favorite, Feast, Healthy, Side DIsh, Stuffing, Thanksgiving, Turkey

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh Figs

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Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh FigsServes 4 4 fresh figs2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto (approximately 8 slices) Wrap each fig with the prosciutto, and secure with toothpicks. (If you can’t find prosciutto, you could try very thinly sliced bacon.) Preheat your

Posted in Delicious, Dessert, Easy, Fig, Grilled, Prosciutto

Kicked-Up Grilled Cheese

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This was one of my entries into the 2014 Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest. A good grilled cheese is a common comfort food, and to be honest, one of my favorite meals when the weather is cold and dreary. On my podcast,

Posted in Cheese, Delicious, Rustic, Sandwich, Vegetarian

Scotch BBQ

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Scotch BBQServes 1 Sometimes you need to try something new for an occasional cocktail. The successful life is all about making good choices, a topic that is common in my podcast, Make Your Someday Today. 2 ounce blended Scotch (do

Posted in Cocktail, Delicious, Easy, Maple Syrup, Scotch, Smoke

Just a Quickie Today–Do You Like Good Cocktails?

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Sorry, I know you are waiting for that epic multi-thousand word post from me (or not!) but today is a busy day, prepping for Christmas #2. I just have a quick note here today. If you, or someone you love,

Posted in Bitters, Cocktail, Delicious, Wisconsin

Bourbon Pecan Pie

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Bourbon Pecan PieServes 12 (small pieces of a rich pie) 1 pie crust (this recipe assumes a store bought crust)1 cup pecan halves1/2 cup light corn syrup1/2 cup brown sugar4 tablespoon melted unsalted butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 large eggs1 tablespoon molasses1.5

Posted in Bourbon, Delicious, Dessert, Pecan, Pie, Rich, Thanksgiving

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