Christmas Recipes

Fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Dessert

We have some friends coming to stay with us, and they actually arrive on St. Patrick’s Day.  I thought about making corned beef and cabbage for dinner, but instead this year I decided to celebrate the Irish holiday the Arizona way.  We are having Pork Carnitas and a green dessert!  I don’t think they’ll mind
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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Our daughter is in college experiencing life in a dorm right now.  She called the other day to ask if she could bring some friends home for dinner.  They are all tired of eating fast food on campus and are almost out of credit on their meal tickets (the pitfalls of trying to get the
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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

I think this may just be the best dessert I’ve ever eaten.  I know, I know, I always think whatever dessert I am eating is the best one I’ve ever eaten.  But really…, this might be the one! 🙂  It is so rich and chocolaty.  There is a hint of bourbon, although you can definitely
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Pumpkin Spice Granola

I have my dollar store fall leaf garland out so it is officially fall here in Arizona!  Actually, today was the first day it was cool enough in the morning to leave my screen door open while I drank my coffee.  That is a very exciting day for us after such a long hot summer.
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Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies

I have been making a lot of cookies lately.  There have been several times recently where it was necessary to eat dinner in the car on our way to an event so I packed a picnic of foods that were easy to eat while driving.  Cookies work out great as a dessert for mobile meals.
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Pork Chili Verde

It is Friday, and our family eats Mexican food on Fridays which I always look forward to. But this is a very special Friday.  It is the one year anniversary of Fiesta Friday over at The Novice Gardener.  Because of the fact that it is a huge anniversary celebration, I couldn’t just take any old Mexican
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