White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies 

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Today is the last day…

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Coconut Ice by Vonnie Hughes

Fellow author Vonnie Hughes joins me in the virtual kitchen today. Take it away Vonnie! This is a perfect sweet for the holidays or any time of the year the desire for something sweet and cool strikes your fancy. COCONUT ICE Taryn Navarro on Unsplash.com 3 breakfast cups (mugs) of white sugar 1 ounce of…

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Easy Holiday Side Dish–Carrot Salad

Carrot Pineapple Blueberry Salad Carrot Raisin Salad is a classic dish that my family served during the holidays. Both my Grandmother and her sister (my great-aunt) made this special treat whenever we would get together to celebrate. This salad takes a turn from the original by adding both chunks of pineapple and dried blueberries in…

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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

This is a wonderful side dish for any holiday get together. It can easily be prepared the day before. Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 pounds red-skinned potatoes 3 celery ribs, finely chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup cider vinegar or rice vinegar 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon chopped…

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