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Shepard’s Pie with Champ Mash

Shepard’s Pie with Champ Mash

Sheppard's Pie with Champ Mash

When it comes to classic comfort food many would agree that Shepard’s pie is a favorite.  Over the years I have been served many different takes on what were all called Shepard’s pie, some with lamb and some with beef, others prepared with ground meat rather than with tender pieces.  With St. Patrick’s day fast approaching, I thought I would look in to this traditional Irish dish that everyone calls Shepard’s pie and find out the real scoop.

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Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart

Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart

How to make Chocolate leaves

Velvety smooth and rich dark chocolate fills a golden flaky pasty crust in this stunning and decadent dessert.  Topped with delicate leaves of chocolate and fresh blueberries, this one is a chocoholics dream come true.  This tart would make the perfect ending to any dinner party, or surprise your valentine with this luxurious treat that is so very easy to prepare.  That part can be our secret! (more…)

Hash Brown and Egg Cups

Hash Brown and Egg Cups

Hash Brown and Egg Cups

Hash brown and egg cups filled with ham, broccoli, and onions make a healthy and nutritious grab-and-go breakfast for the whole family.  This simple 30-minute meal prep recipe makes an easy and delicious morning meal for the entire week.  Enjoy these little egg muffins hot or cold, either way they are sure to be a hit.

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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 […]

Dulche de Leche Pumpkin Cheesecake

Dulche de Leche Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

A creamy smooth texture and amazing combination of spices make this dulche de leche pumpkin cheesecake the ultimate holiday dessert.  A gingerbread crust adds the flavors of the season to this rich and decadent  cake .  Served with a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne this delicious cheesecake is certain to end your evening in style.  This cake can easily be made days in advance of your gathering giving you time for other holiday preparations and entertaining.

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Rhubarb and Berry Crisp

Rhubarb and Berry Crisp

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Rhubarb is usually thought of as an old-fashioned garden staple and with good reason. Rhubarb is in fact a very old plant. Its medicinal uses and horticulture have been recorded in history since ancient China with records dating back to 2700 BC. The roots of the Chinese variety are still used in medicine today. Marco Polo was very familiar with the Chinese rhizome, and talked about it in accounts of his travels to Asia, helping to establish the importance for trade.

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