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Strawberries and Cream Cake

When that first spring breeze hits my town, you can be sure that I’m going to be whipping out any fresh fruit recipes I’ve got. Anything that I can make with juicy, ripe strawberries goes immediately to the top of my list. They’re just fantastic – and my whole family loves them! So mixing them into a cake seems like a perfect, natural phenomena. This recipe for strawberries and cream cake will definitely be gracing my table this spring. You will love the fluffy strawberry cake that makes up the base of this delicious dessert. Top that with a...

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Beefaroni

There’s a lot to be said for hearty family dishes. And growing up, Chef Boyardee was the king of hearty family dishes. I loved his canned concoctions of pastas and soups and, one of my childhood favorites, beefaroni. Now that I’m all grown up, I serve my kids beefaroni too. They love it, and are constantly clamoring about getting it for dinner. And it’s true that, as a kid, Chef Boyardee was the king of beefaroni. (Even today, a Google search for beefaroni – something like “beefaroni wiki” – will usually put Chef Boyardee at the top of the...

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Shrimp Lo Mein

This Shrimp Lo Mein is quick and easy to make at home and is sooooo much better than any take-out.  There’s a small group of recipes that can truly be called “one pan” recipes. This shrimp lo mein dish is absolutely one of them. It’s a great recipe to make anytime, because it cooks up in only 15 minutes or so—in ONE PAN! That means less cook time, less clean up, and less work! Who doesn’t want that? And shrimp lo mein is really good. It has always been one of my favorite things to order at a Chinese restaurant—and...

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This unique Kentucky Butter Cake is tender, moist and deliciously unique. The cake is soaked with a wonderful Butter Sauce then topped in an amazing Butter Glaze. I love baking cakes, and I love sharing my cakes with friends and relatives and, sometimes, total strangers. But not everyone feels the same way I do about heating up the oven and whipping up a yummy, homemade cake from scratch. I know lots of folks who cook all the time, but tend to shy away from baking cakes from scratch because they do not feel they can do better than a...

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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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