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Soft Ricotta Cookies Recipe Dipped in Chocolate

These cookies are soft and billowy, and reminiscent of a day in the Italian countryside.The key to this recipe is using fresh, flavorful oranges — California Navels or Valencias are best. One orange will render enough juice and zest for this recipe. Also, do not try to “cut calories” by ...

Perfect Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe

These iced sugar cookies are classic: crisp, buttery, with hardened icing on top. To bake the best sugar cookies, work in a cool or cold kitchen, and work quickly. To easily cut and transfer cookies to the baking trays, the butter must remain chilled and the dough stiff (like when making pie ...

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Whether you want to try your hand at Apple Pie or Chicken Fat and Pea Pie, How to Build a Better Pie (Quarry Books, 2012) by Millicent Souris provides the tips for flaky crusts, toppers and all things in between. Learn the skills, practice the techniques, master the recipes and build yourself ...

Apple Pie Recipe

Whether you want to try your hand at Apple Pie or Chicken Fat and Pea Pie, How to Build a Better Pie (Quarry Books, 2012) by Millicent Souris provides the tips for flaky crusts, toppers and all things in between. Learn the skills, practice the techniques, master the recipes and build yourself ...

Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust Recipe

Whether you want to try your hand at Apple Pie or Chicken Fat and Pea Pie, How to Build a Better Pie (Quarry Books, 2012) by Millicent Souris provides the tips for flaky crusts, toppers and all things in between. Learn the skills, practice the techniques, master the recipes and build yourself ...

How to Grill Meat, Poultry and Fish

Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig are wondering, “How does your garden grill?”  Celebrate your garden harvest by grilling, roasting and smoking to perfection each fruit and vegetable with their new cookbook, The Gardener & the Grill(Running Press, 2012). Grilling what you grow ...

Mesquite-Smoked Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig are wondering, “How does your garden grill?”  Celebrate your garden harvest by grilling, roasting and smoking to perfection each fruit and vegetable with their new cookbook, The Gardener & the Grill (Running Press, 2012). Grilling what you grow ...

Great Grilled Appetizers

Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig are wondering, “How does your garden grill?”  Celebrate your garden harvest by grilling, roasting and smoking to perfection each fruit and vegetable with their new cookbook, The Gardener & the Grill (Running Press, 2012). Grilling what you grow ...

Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

This Hash Brown Potato Casserole makes a great side dish in a home-cooked meal. This recipe is excerpted from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes(Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011), a cookbook filled with down-to-earth dishes that have been bringing families and communities together at the table ...

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

With two heaping cups of chocolate chips, this definitely is the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. This recipe is excerpted from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011), a cookbook filled with down-to-earth dishes that have been bringing families and ...

Apple Blossom Cookies Recipe

A warm spoonful of raspberry jelly and marshmallow icing top the centers of these Apple Blossom Cookies. This recipe is excerpted from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes(Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011), a cookbook filled with down-to-earth dishes that have been bringing families and ...

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Casual Gatherings are Perfect for Potluck Dinners

Potlucks are a great way to have a party and keep work to a minimum, because instead of the host preparing the entire meal, each guest brings a favorite dish. Here are a few quick tips for hosting a successful potluck party: Provide the main dish and beverages, and let guests contribute all ...

Fish Tacos Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Fabulous Fish RecipesFish Tacos 1/4 cup chopped cilantro2 cups chopped lettuce1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons salsa, divided1/3 cup sour cream1 pound crappie filets, fresh or frozen and thawed1/4 stick unsalted butterBlackening seasoningLime juice, optional6 6-inch flour ...

Bass Stew Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Fabulous Fish RecipesBass Stew 3 pounds bass filets, fresh or frozen and thawed2 tablespoons olive oil1 red onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 can (16 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes1 cup red wine (or 1 cup red grape juice minus 1 tablespoon, mixed with 1 tablespoon red ...

Baked Catfish Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Fabulous Fish RecipesBaked Catfish 4 catfish filets, fresh or frozen and thawed2/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing2/3 cup crushed saltine crackers1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/4 teaspoon pepper1/8 teaspoon ground red pepperPlace filets in shallow baking dish. Pour dressing ...

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