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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Lemon Dill Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Dill Chicken Orzo Soup

Orzo Lemon Dill Chicken Orzo Soup is now one of my favorite soups! It’s a beautiful mix of chicken, spinach, lemon, and orzo. The flavors combine to form a warm, comforting, and light soup. The mystery here is orzo. Do you know what orzo is? Orzo is a type of short cut pasta. They’re small …

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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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