Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Pound Cake

Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Pound Cake

The Best Recipe Origin Story Before we start talking about Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Pound Cake (which is delicious, by the way), I’ve got to share where I got this recipe. Because it’s too good not to share. My 7th grade science teacher was named Rita Carmen. She must have had a PhD, because we …

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Vanilla Bean Blueberry Muffins

Vanilla Bean Blueberry Muffins

Vanilla Vanilla is one of my favorite things. I love the taste, the smell, and everything in between. I have always used vanilla extract in my baking, which works. Vanilla extract is fantastic. But my life was changed when I was introduced to vanilla beans! They’re weird, shriveled little pods with seeds of delicious-ness inside! …

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Garlic Ham and Potato Chowder

Garlic Ham and Potato Chowder

Chowdah! My wife spent part of her childhood in New Hampshire, so she still says chowder “chowdah.” It’s great. What is chowder anyway? How is it different from soup?  And also, what’s a bisque? Have no fear, I can answer all these questions. Bisques and chowders are generally thicker than soups. A bisque is typically …

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Great Ideas for Christmas Dinner

Honey Butter Baked Ham

The Best Dinner of the Year Christmas is all about family. And food at Christmas time is all about family. Anything you make, you make with love. Because you’re making it for other people, people that you love. That’s what makes it special. So Christmas dinner needs to be the best dinner of the year! …

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Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey

Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey

Holiday Dinner The holiday season can be a little crazy in more ways than one. When it comes to food, there are two or three (or possibly more) BIG dinners in the span of 4 weeks: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Eve, and maybe even a holiday party! And it’s important to be prepared. Part of that …

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