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Kielbasa and 15 Bean Soup

I love soup and I also love beans. But soup with beans? Perfection. In the case of this soup, I used a mix of 15 beans (because I couldn’t choose just one kind!) and added some veggies and a bit of smoky kielbasa. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this soup – frugal, filling, and oh-so-tasty….

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Key Lime Snowball Cookies - a Tropical Twist on a Classic

Key Lime Snowball Cookies

I come from a long line of Christmas cookie makers. Like my mother and grandmother before me, the holidays awakens an urge in me to bake – I am talking dozens and dozens of cookies. December inevitably turns into a cookie avalanche around here. Luckily, cookies make great gifts. I give them to the neighbors…

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How I Stock my Pantry for Winter

Stocking the Winter Pantry

Since Thanksgiving, I’ve been in the process of cleaning and reorganizing my pantry, and stocking it up for the remainder of fall and the upcoming winter (including the holidays.) I confess it’s a real chore. As much as I try to keep my pantry tidy and neat, it inevitably turns to chaos. Bits of this…

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Pumpkin Gobs aka Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Gobs

For a couple of days now, I’ve been contemplating baking up this sweet treat from my childhood. When I woke up this morning, the urge was overwhelming – I just knew that it was time to make these Pumpkin Gobs. Sometimes you just crave a taste of home. And so maybe gob is an unfamiliar…

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