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Gingerbread Muffins with Spiced Crumb Topping

Tender, moist, fluffy Gingerbread Muffins with a generous spiced Crumb Topping!  The season of gingerbread is fast approaching. You’ve potentially experimented with gingerbread cookies, bars—maybe even a good old fashioned gingerbread house. But this winter, give gingerbread muffins a try. This is an awesome recipe for gingerbread muffins with crumb topping, and has long been one of my favorite muffins recipes overall. It doesn’t just come out of my recipe box during holiday season. That simply wouldn’t be enough time to enjoy these moist, crumbly muffins. I make them in the fall, the spring—even the heat of the summer....

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a nostalgic dessert that’s required at all of our family parties and get togethers. This easy to put together recipe is the perfect combo of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy! This updated recipe is loaded with fresh, ripe strawberries! I think most people have one of those recipes that’s in the family DNA, you know what I mean? One of those recipes that’s requested at every family gathering, that cousins and grandmothers and uncles look forward to each time they come together. One of those recipes that never quite tastes the same when someone else...

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Chicken Gyro Recipe

These delicious Chicken Gyros are loaded with tender, most super flavorful grilled chicken, fresh tomato, red onion and wonderful homemade Tzatziki! Seriously better than anything from a Gyro stand. There used to be a little gyro shop a few streets over from me—you know the kind I’m talking about, more like a little food stand than a restaurant? I always swore that those were the best chicken gyros I was ever going to find. And when the restaurant closed I went into mourning (full-on five stages of grief stuff). It wasn’t until a few years later (a few horrible...

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The Best Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

Crock pot pork tenderloin. This recipe makes an incredibly tender, moist,flavorful pork tenderloin with a fabulous pan sauce/gravy. All from scratch-no canned soup! Why is it 0ne of my favorite slow cooker pork tenderloin recipes, you ask? Well, I’m so happy you inquired!!! First of all, the flavor of this pork with the sauce is really, really, really delicious. Sweet, a little tangy and a bit herbaceous.  Ahhhhh, YUM! Let’s be honest with each other here, isn’t  is really all about the flavor. Secondly, you have to love the amazing tenderness long, slow cooking in a crock pot produces. No...

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Tamale Pie

When was the last time you had tamale pie?  It’s been a really long time for me.  I don’t know why. When I was growing up, this was my all time favorite thing my mom made.  I loved it when she served this for dinner! Well, this baby has gone back into my regular family dinner rotation!  This recipe is adapted from Texas Home Cooking.  Their version has green olives instead of the traditional black ones.  I love how that tweaks the “taste memory” of this dish.  The topping recipe of theirs used stiffened egg whites and was a...

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