I recently asked my Instagram audience what struggles they had working with raw meat and a huge number of people were confused at the instruction to “cut meat against the grain”.  I did this quick video series to explain it and I wanted to share it here, as well! What is the “grain” when talking…

Flank Steak Marinade
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Sometimes I do cook-with-me series on my Instagram channel where I video the cooking process as I’m making something up as I go.  Recently, with the intent of using up some leftover ingredients in my fridge, I made this creamy smoked sausage soup and it was a huge hit with both my family (my kids requested it…

smoked sausage soup
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So you probably know by now that Sara and I are HUGE Schitt’s Creek fans. It took me longer to get on board–I tried (and quit) a couple of times, but Sara told me that if I didn’t watch it, it was going to put our relationship in danger. Always one to succumb to emotional blackmail, I…

Schitt's Creek Giant Cookie Labels
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If you subscribe to our newsletter, you  may remember this recipe for Cabbage Roll Soup. It’s been a newsletter exclusive for 5 years, but it’s so good and so sad and forgotten that I feel like now is the time for it to shine. I love cabbage rolls. A lot. However, I can’t find good…

Cabbage Roll Soup
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The Giant Cookie revolution continues, this time with a GIANT soft, rich and buttery sugar cookie with silky smooth chocolate buttercream.  If you love our traditional giant sugar cookie, this recipe is based off of that one! This giant chocolate sugar cookie gets its distinct flavor from melted chocolate (not cocoa powder) for both flavor…

giant Chocolate Sugar cookie
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When I was a kid, my mom’s go-to dinner when she didn’t know what to feed us was hamburger and onions. What is Hamburger and Onions, you ask? Well. It’s hamburger. And onions. Just hamburger sautéed with onions. Some salt and pepper. Maybe some Worcestershire sauce mixed in there if she was feeling fancy. I’d…

egg roll in a bowl from our best bites
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This White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake has been a long-time reader favorite, even though it’s never been on our website until now!  First developed for a calendar we had years ago, the recipe was then placed in our Savoring the Seasons Cookbook, where it has become a beloved favorite. Sitting on top of a chocolate cookie…

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
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So as we move our way into a new year, I think a lot of us are thinking about self-care. A really practical form of self-care. It’s a term that’s been floating around for awhile now…at first, it was kind of this “treat yo self” idea… Oh, and believe me, I can really get onboard…

A Practical Guide to Self-Care
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This GIANT Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookie is soft and chocolaty, studded with creamy white chocolate chips and a cool touch of peppermint. Crushed candy canes on top add a crackly topping! This is one of 10 Giant Cookie Recipes and over 70 more pages of holiday goodies perfect for giving in our new e-book, Gifts…

giant peppermint bark cookie
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This GIANT sugar cookie is perfection.  It has a soft, buttery center and it’s topped with fluffy buttercream icing. Plus, it’s totally customizable depending on what you want–peppermint? Almond? Lemon? Orange? Sure! Feel free to play around with flavorings, citrus zests, and fun toppings.  This recipe makes one giant cookie approximately 9-inches in diameter. A…

giant sugar cookie
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This recipe makes one giant Chocolate Crinkle Cookie!  It has that signature crackly top and a fudgy center. (*Note- this recipe has been slightly tweaked from the ebook version, if you’re making it today, use the recipe here in this blog post while we update the ebook!)  You can find this recipe, along with 9…

Giant Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
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This GIANT ginger cookie is perfection: Buttery crisp edges and a soft and chewy center with signature crackling throughout. It takes just one bowl and a few minutes to whip up and makes one single giant cookie about 9-10″ in diameter! We love gifting these in blank pizza boxes throughout the holiday season! This is…

giant gingersnap cookie!
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