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Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

The flavor of naturally sweetened ripe bananas make a flavorful contrast to chucks of dark chocolate and tart currants in these incredibly moist and delicious muffins.  As an after school snack for the kids, or for a quick out the door with your coffee treat, these muffins are sure to be a hit.

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Blackberry Bellini

Blackberry Bellini

Blackberry Bellini

Fresh blackberries and a sprig of thyme bring an interesting combination of flavors to this sparkling holiday cocktail.  Mixed with your choice of Prosecco or Champagne this refreshing festive drink is the perfect way to toast any special occasion.  Use sparkling water for an non-alcohol version of this delicious drink so everyone can join in the celebration. (more…)

Dresdner Stollen

Dresdner Stollen

Dresdner Stollen

Dresden Stollen goes by many different names; Stollen, Strutzel, Striezel, Stutenbrot, or Christstollen.  This traditional German Christmas bread, is a flavorful combination of rum soaked raisins and currants, almonds, candied citrus peel, spices such as cinnamon and cardamom, and of course lots of butter.  Legend says that the shape of Stollen with the white layer of powdered sugar symbolized the swaddled Christ Child. (more…)

Spiced Rum Fruit Cake

Spiced Rum Fruit Cake

Spiced Rum Fruit Cake

Dried figs, dark cherries, apricots, pineapple, raisins, and crystallized ginger are soaked in spiced rum then baked in a dark brown sugar batter to make this incredible moist holiday fruit cake.  No, not the red and green plastic-like sugar brick that comes to mind, this fruit cake is more of a traditional European cake using dried fruit instead of artificially colored candied chunks.     (more…)


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Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

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These “fall off the bone” pork chops are fork tender and incredibly moist.  Smothered in a thick rich onion gravy, this sure to please one-skillet dish is amazingly simple to prepare, and makes the perfect dinner for a school-night or on a busy weekend. (more…)