Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle Each day, I look forward to visiting a few of my favorite foodie friends, as well as finding new blogs to explore as I hop through the weekly blog parties. I am always amazed by the endless array of nutritious meals, delicious desserts, and inspiring ideas these sites provide! I discovered today’s recipe through […]

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Maple Beef Stew

Maple Beef Stew

Maple Beef Stew I was a winter bride, so it should come as no surprise that I wasn’t married for very long before my husband got a hankering for a hearty stew. Since neither of us had any good stew recipes up our sleeves at that time, we began to search for the perfect cookbook […]

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Beef With Caramelized Onions & Red Peppers

  If you are looking for a new way to serve beef to your family, you’ll want to give today’s recipe a try! Now I have a picky palate when it comes to beef, but this flavorful dish is one of my favorites! This recipe represents my beef-loving husband’s adaption of one that inspired him in Williams Sonoma Kitchen Library Stir Fry. One of the […]

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Vegetable Curry With Pork

Vegetable Curry With Pork Happy Autumn Everyone! Are you in the mood for a healthy, versatile dish that’s perfect for the change in seasons? Why not whip up some curry this week! I love this recipe for several reasons. First – it’s delicious! Curry is not something we usually serve in our household, so it’s […]

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Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake

    Strawberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cake This week, while flipping through our cookbook collection, a photo from William’s Sonoma Holiday Favorites caught my husband’s eye. The picture that whetted his appetite was an Apricot-Almond Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ring. However, my husband isn’t a fan of apricots, so we tweaked the recipe here and […]

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Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake If you’re looking for an elegant dessert to serve for a special occasion, why not give this Chocolate Almond Cheesecake a try? My husband recently surprised me with this dessert – he presented it to me as an alternative to a traditional birthday cake – and it became an instant favorite among […]

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Seasoned Pork Chops With Apples

Pork Chops & Apples

Looking for a unique and healthy entrée to serve your family? Is a low calorie count a bonus when you plan your meals? This delicious dish is guaranteed to delight everyone’s taste buds – combine it with brown rice for extra nutrition! Ingredients 3     Tablespoons Olive Oil 1     Pound of Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, Cubed ¼   Cup All-Purpose […]

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Cranberry Tuna Salad

Cranberry Tuna Salad at Create With Joy

When the temperatures soar, and you’re looking for something quick and refreshing to serve your family, try my family’s specialty Cranberry Tuna Salad! The first time I ever tasted Cranberry Tuna Salad was at Whole Foods. Now, I’m not a huge tuna fan in general, but I love this dish, so my husband and I worked on recreating […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband has always loved peanut butter. Perhaps that’s why his favorite recipe from his mom’s kitchen are these flavorful Peanut Butter Cookies. If you love tried and true family recipes, be sure to give this recipe a whirl! Ingredients: 3  Cups Sifted Flour1  Cup Sugar2  Teaspoons Baking Soda½ Teaspoon Salt1  Cup Peanut Butter½ Cup […]

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Coconut Butterscotch Cookies

I have always loved butterscotch. It’s not something I delve into regularly though – it’s a taste I reserve for rare occasions. So imagine my delight when my I awoke to the aroma of Coconut Butterscotch Cookies! If you would like to delight your family with a sweet surprise, I whole-heartedly recommend this delicous treat! Ingredients: […]

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