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Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina

Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina The universal Czechoslovakian cake, called bublanina, varies with the season and the fruit that is available. It’s a bit like a coffeecake in texture and is probably why it is sometimes served as a breakfast pastry. Commonly used fruits are sweet cherries, tart cherries, plums, nectarines, apricots, strawberries … Continue reading »

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Mexican Bison Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Mexican Bison Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream “Browned ground bison with tomatoes and penne pasta gets a Mexican-inspired twist with cumin, oregano, and black beans in this easy weeknight casserole.” Ingredients 6 ounces dried penne pasta 1 lb. ground bison 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14.5 ounce) … Continue reading »

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The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8½ ounces) cake flour 1 & 2/3 cups (8½ ounces) bread flour 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) … Continue reading »

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Potato Salad Day

It seems like Saturday is potato salad making day being married to Michael – Roasted German Potato Salad! via PressSync

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Lemon-Poached Halibut with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Lemon-Poached Halibut with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Cooking the fish in a foil packet keeps it moist and creates a flavorful broth seasoned with lemon, oregano, and tomatoes. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 ounces grape tomatoes, halved 24 ounces skinless halibut fillets, 1 inch … Continue reading »

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Chipotle Potato Salad

Chipotle Potato Salad We packed these potato salads with as much flavor as possible by seasoning them in three different stages. Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks Salt and pepper ¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles, plus 3 tablespoons brine 1 tablespoon yellow mustard ¾ cup mayonnaise ½ cup finely … Continue reading »

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Green Goddess Potato Salad

Green Goddess Potato Salad We packed these potato salads with as much flavor as possible by seasoning them in three different stages. Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks Salt and pepper ¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles, plus 3 tablespoons brine 1 tablespoon yellow mustard ¾ cup mayonnaise ½ cup … Continue reading »

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Crispy Falafel Pita with Yogurt Sauce

Crispy Falafel Pita with Yogurt Sauce Ingredients 2 ½ (8-inch) pita breads 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 large egg 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin Salt and pepper 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped (1 cup) ½ cup vegetable oil Method 1.Tear ½ … Continue reading »

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Vegetarian Tamale Pie

Vegetarian Tamale Pie Ingredients 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, drained with 2 cups of liquid reserved 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 4 teaspoons … Continue reading »

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Light Banana Bread

Light Banana Bread Was there a way to make over this quick bread loaf with less fat? Ingredients Nonstick baking spray with flour (see note) 1 ½ cups (7 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup (2 ounces) cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (5 1/4 … Continue reading »

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Potato-Crusted Halibut with Tartar Sauce

Potato-Crusted Halibut with Tartar Sauce We love the crisp crust of batter-fried fish but weren’t willing to put up with the mess of deep-frying for a weeknight super. Why this recipe works: We love the crisp crust of batter-fried fish but weren’t willing to put up with the mess of deep-frying for a weeknight super. … Continue reading »

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Lighter Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

Lighter Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler The recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13 by 9-inch dish—you may need to increase the baking time by five to ten minutes. Be sure not to combine the wet and dry biscuit ingredients until the filling is ready. Ingredients Filling: 1 quart fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled 10 ounces … Continue reading »

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Korean Beef Rice Bowls

Korean Beef Rice Bowls These Korean Beef Rice Bowls can be on your dinner table in only 20 minutes! We’re talking delicious, quick, easy, and budget-friendly dinner! Ingredients 1 cup rice uncooked 1 lb. ground beef lean 3 cloves garlic minced Sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed 1 teaspoon ginger ground ¼ teaspoon red pepper … Continue reading »

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Caprese Kalamata Olive Toast

Caprese Kalamata Olive Toast A perfect adjustment to boring garlic bread. Pairs great with any salad, pasta dish or soup. Ingredients 8 ounces kalamata olive bread, 4, 3/4 inch slices 1 ½ cups Shredded mozzarella cheese, Halfed 4-5 medium campari tomatoes, sliced in 2-3 millimeter slices 12 whole kalamata olives, pitted, Diced 1 Teaspoon Black … Continue reading »

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Afghan Noodles

Cooking up a few of Tom’s favorites while he is home on spring break! Afghan Noodles Ingredients 8 ounces egg noodles, uncooked 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 2 ½ teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 pound lean ground beef 1 pinch … Continue reading »

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Speedy Nibby Cookies

Speedy Nibby Cookies Ingredients 1 cup dark brown sugar ¾ cup sugar 8 ounces butter, not softened 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 whole eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoons baking soda ½ cup Scharffen Berger Cacao Nibs Method 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Measures sugars into food processor and … Continue reading »

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Avocado-Mint Dip

Avocado-Mint Dip This luscious dip has a velvety smooth texture and a fresh herbal bite. You can substitute any other herbs for the mint; cilantro makes it somewhat guacamole-like, while chives add their allium sweetness, and basil is sharp and bright. Serve with crudités or heap on toasted bread to make crostini. Ingredients 1 large … Continue reading »

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Ham, Onion, and Cheese Quiche

Ham, Onion, and Cheese Quiche Ingredients 2 onions, sliced 4 pieces of deli ham, chopped 8 eggs 1 cup milk 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar (i.e. cracker barrel) Prepared pie crust (or make your own) 1-2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper, to taste Method 1. Preheat oven to … Continue reading »

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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers This recipe was originally developed by Pierre Franey in 1991 for the 60-Minute Gourmet column, a weekly feature dedicated to Times-worthy dishes that were easy, quick and inexpensive. This recipe fit the bill perfectly, and it still does. Just sauté the chicken breasts until they are lightly browned. Then … Continue reading »

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Smoked Mussels Risotto

Smoked Mussels Risotto Ingredients 3 ounces whole onion or 2 ounces ready-cut onion ( 1/2 cup) Olive oil spray 4 to 5 cups fish stock, or mixture of fish stock and no-salt-added chicken stock 6 ounces smoked mussels 12 ounces whole yellow or red pepper or 11 ounces ready-cut pepper (2 to 2 1/2 cups) … Continue reading »

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Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) ½ cup butter (room temperature) 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt Powdered Sugar Method 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or … Continue reading »

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Apricot Cream Cheese Scones

Apricot Cream Cheese Scones We love the bright flavor and color of apricots in scones; cream cheese lends these added richness. We also love using our Pastry Flour Blend. Its lower protein content yields a final product that’s more tender and delicate than that of a higher protein flour. Ingredients 3 ¼ cups Pastry Flour … Continue reading »

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Ginger-Glazed Halibut

Ginger-Glazed Halibut Ingredients 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh, minced 1 clove(s), medium garlic clove(s), minced ¼ cup(s) cilantro, fresh, divided ¾ teaspoons table salt, divided ½ teaspoon black pepper, , divided 1 pound(s) uncooked halibut fillet(s) 1 tablespoon peanut oil Method 1. … Continue reading »

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Cinnamon Almond Scones

A storm is coming in. Made some scones! Cinnamon Almond Scones Make breakfast special with these sweet, nutty Cinnamon Almond Scones. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ¾ cup milk … Continue reading »

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Savory Alaska Surimi Melt Sandwiches

Savory Alaska Surimi Melt Sandwiches Ingredients 12 ounces surimi ½ cup chopped celery, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped chives, or green onion ⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 3 English muffins, split 6 ounces slices sliced cheddar, or 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar, pepper-jack, or Swiss cheese Method 1. Blend … Continue reading »

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How to Cook Baby Back Ribs In the Oven

How to Cook Baby Back Ribs In the Oven Don’t have a grill? Time to reevaluate your life. Kidding—we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to cook baby back ribs in the oven, if you’re grill-less at a rental house, or your grill is too busy making amazing Brussels sprouts, or if you just don’t feel … Continue reading »

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Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage

Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage If you’re making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Ingredients cooking spray ½ cup chopped onion … Continue reading »

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Cinnamon Star Bread

Cinnamon Star Bread Welcome to our holiday Bakealong challenge! This pull-apart style sweet bread is a show-stopping riff on a classic cinnamon bun. As it bakes, the cinnamon-sugar filling caramelizes and gives the bread a wonderfully sweet and crunchy coating, while the interior remains soft and tender. It’s a holiday breakfast treat that will disappear … Continue reading »

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Braised Veal Cubes with Olives and Red Onions

Braised Veal Cubes with Olives and Red Onions Light veal casserole makes an elegant supper for 4. Flavoured with garlic, sundried tomatoes, olives and Madeira wine for a Mediterranean feel. Ingredients 1 lb. lean veal shoulder cubes Salt and freshly milled black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced 2 … Continue reading »

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Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet This fast one-pan skillet dish is filling, full of flavor, and so easy for any weeknight dinner! Ingredients 2 lbs. fully cooked polska kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 2 inch pieces 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped 1 large sweet onion, cut into … Continue reading »

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Homemade Nutella

I made a jar of Nutella – I’d say the hubby likes it!

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Stir-Fried Jerk Shrimp and Peppers

Stir-Fried Jerk Shrimp and Peppers Ingredients 2 tablespoons jerk sauce 1 tablespoon orange juice 3 medium uncooked scallion(s) 4 teaspoons peanut oil, or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pound(s) uncooked shrimp, large, peeled, deveined, patted dry 3 cup(s), sliced orange bell pepper, and yellow beller peppers strips (1/4-inch wide) ½ teaspoon table salt … Continue reading »

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Marinated Seared Ahi

Marinated Seared Ahi Here’s the most amazing Marinated Seared Ahi you can make at home! It’s bursting with flavor, super easy to make, and fantastic as an appetizer or healthy dinner. Ingredients 2 tablespoons regular strength soy sauce 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame oil (found in the Asian aisle) … Continue reading »

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Sauteéd Cod with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Sauteéd Cod with Spicy Garlic Sauce Ingredients 1 ½ pounds cod, or other thick white fish, 1 fillet cut into 2 or 4 pieces) ¼ cup olive oil, or peanut, or vegetable oil flour for dredging 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon dry white wine, or sherry ½ cup chicken … Continue reading »

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Pan-Seared Cod In White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

Pan-Seared Cod In White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce A quick and easy recipe for Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce! Ingredients For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 large cloves (or 3 smaller cloves) garlic, finely minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced … Continue reading »

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Roasted Cod and Potatoes with Thyme

Roasted Cod and Potatoes with Thyme Fish and thyme are a traditional combination, and paired with golden brown roasted potatoes, they become a simple and superb dish. All you need is a salad to complete the meal. Ingredients 1 ½ lbs. baking potatoes (about 3), cut lengthwise into 8 wedges, wedges cut crosswise in half … Continue reading »

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One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini

One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini This One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini is super creamy and flavorful, and a delicious was to celebrate National Cheese Day! Everything is cooked together in one pan for a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal with easy clean up. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves … Continue reading »

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Christmas Star Twisted Bread Recipe

Wonderful! Christmas Star Twisted Bread Recipe This gorgeous sweet bread swirled with jam may look tricky, but it’s not. The best part is opening the oven to find this star-shaped beauty in all its glory. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon Ingredients ¼ ounce active dry yeast, 1 pack ¼ cup warm water, (110° to 115°) ¾ … Continue reading »

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Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze Ingredients ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided ½ cup mashed ripe banana ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa … Continue reading »

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes Ingredients 1 ¼ lbs. uncooked potatoes, peeled and shredded 2 large egg whites 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 medium uncooked scallion(s), minced ¾ teaspoons table salt 2 tablespoons canola oil Method 1. Soak the potatoes in cold water 30 minutes; drain and blot dry. Preheat the oven to 375° F. 2. In a … Continue reading »

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Spiced Cod with Broccoli-Quinoa Pilaf

Spiced Cod with Broccoli-Quinoa Pilaf Ingredients 3 teaspoons olive oil ½ small onion, chopped kosher salt and black pepper 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups chopped broccoli ¼ cup raisins ½ cup roasted almonds, coarsely chopped 2 scallions, sliced 4 6-ounce pieces skinless cod, halibut, or striped bass fillet ½ teaspoon paprika Method 1. … Continue reading »

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Pepper Soup

Italian Sausage Stuffed Pepper Soup Ingredients 1 cup uncooked long grain white or brown rice 2 cups water or beef broth 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings remove 1 tablespoon oil 1 onion, diced 2 bell peppers, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce or tomato … Continue reading »

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Chicken and Sausage Penne Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Penne Jambalaya This Chicken and Sausage Penne Jambalaya is my delicious personal take on a classic recipe, with chicken and Italian sausage and ready in 30 minutes. Ingredients 6 ounces chicken breast (1 breast) skinless boneless, cut small pieces ½ teaspoon chili powder mild ½ teaspoon salt or to taste ½ teaspoon … Continue reading »

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Classic Clams Casino

I made these on Christmas Eve – Yum! Classic Clams Casino This iconic-bacon topped appetizer takes only about 30 minutes to make and would be an elegant starter for a dinner party. Ingredients 12 hard-shell clams (littlenecks or cherrystones), scrubbed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup finely chopped … Continue reading »

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Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes

Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes come together in less than 10 minutes with three simple ingredients – eggs, bananas, and regular or paleo flour. They are delicious, good for you, and a recipe you will make again and again. Ingredients 1 banana 1 egg 2 tablespoons whole wheat … Continue reading »

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Roasted Potatoes and Kielbasa (One-Pan Recipe) Source: Natasha’s Kitchen Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 lbs. small red potatoes, cut into 1/3″ to 1/2″ thick rings 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil (or any high heat cooking oil) 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, or 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 garlic cloves, pressed … Continue reading »

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Leftover Ham and Bean Soup

Leftover Ham and Bean Soup Leftover Ham and Bean Soup – perfect use of that leftover ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This soup is delicious, hearty and smells heavenly. Ingredients 1 leftover ham bone 2 cups leftover ham chopped in cubes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 bay leaves 1 large onion chopped 2 medium … Continue reading »

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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Not the one we usually make but a not difficult! We also found shredded cheddar with bacon at the store. Added a bit of nice flavor! Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese This Southern baked macaroni and cheese is a fabulous dish to serve as a side dish or main dish. This is a baked, bread … Continue reading »

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Seared Ahi Tuna

Seared Ahi Tuna Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared. Ingredients 2 (6-8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick) 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or 2 teaspoons of wheat-free tamari for gluten-free … Continue reading »

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Royal Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Karl asked me to make my coconut cookies, I forgot (again) which one he meant. So I made the wrong one, but added some chocolate chips to it! Royal Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar … Continue reading »

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