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Family recipes, tried and true favorites for your holiday meals. From salads, sides, main dishes, desserts, drinks and more.

Fresh Strawberry Gin Cocktail

Let’s make a beautiful Strawberry Gin Cocktail! This gorgeous pink gin and tonic uses a fresh strawberry syrup blended with your favorite gin and tonic for a fresh, bright, pink signature cocktail for spring and summertime. Great for Mother’s Day, Bridal and Baby Showers, Easter or any summer cocktail hour. The week before Easter, my …

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Orange Scones (Panera Copycat)

Light, tender, moist and flaky Orange Scones are better than Panera! Cream scones made with fresh orange juice and zest, bursting with bright citrus flavor while not overwhelming the scone. Glazed with fresh orange vanilla butter icing, bound to bring a smile to anyone! Our youngest has had a long-standing obsession with orange scones from …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is a simple and light fruit salad perfect for spring celebrations; juicy strawberries, sweet-tart fresh rhubarb, tossed in a light citrus dressing with mint and slivered almonds. I love it when I stumble upon a unique rhubarb recipe and this wonderful Strawberry Rhubarb Salad is the definition of unique. Tart rhubarb blanched …

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The Best Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

The ultimate comfort food for your family: Traditional Skillet Shepherd’s Pie – aka Cottage Pie made with ground beef (or lamb!). A hearty, delicious filling with a flavorful meat mixture under fluffy layer of mashed potatoes. The best, simple, easy to make winter dinner — it is one part casserole, one pot meal, and one …

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4 Ingredient Irish Soda Bread + Gluten Free Option

Traditional 4-ingredient Irish Soda Bread is the best, easy recipe to make from scratch. A dense, crusty, hearty bread with a delicious tang. Gluten free option too! Do you only make a savory soda bread for St. Patrick’s day? I try and find any reason to make bread; and simple, crusty breads slathered with soft …

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