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How to Make Christmas Tree Yo-Yo Ornament

Every year, the kids and I hand-make several ornaments for the Christmas Tree. One of the most touching moments of the holiday is to admire the tree each year and giggle and reminisce “remember when we made this ornament!?” It serves as our scrapbook and the ornaments will surely be passed down through the generations of our family (I hope!) …

pressure cooker split pea ham soup recipe

Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

Only takes a few minutes of active time and 4 minutes of cooking time in pressure cooker! Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Recipe over at my column on TLC.

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …

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Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Here’s a collection of some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday! Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Easy Cheesy Poofy Puffs! (Pate a Choux) with Mushroom Pate Green Beans with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts Chanterelle, Plum and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto Recipe …

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

‘ I know people are very passionate about how they like their mashed potatoes – there’s the soft, smooth ‘n creamy camp and then there’s the hearty, full textured camp. Me? I like ’em full flavored, skin-on and with roasted garlic. But I think most people will agree that a meal with roasted chicken or turkey is incomplete without the …

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will . . .

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Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)

While most of the country is already turned on their heaters and brought out their winter jackets, we’ve been suffering from the unbearable heat with 10,254% humidity until just a few days ago. I envy those of you in cooler states, you get to snuggle under a fuzzy blanket and drink hot chocolate with the mug cradled in your palms …