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Awesome from the Kitchen

Homemade Kahlua

Homemade Kahlua

This recipe came from my grandmother on my mother’s side.  According to my mother, my grandmother would make batches of Kahlua every year around Christmas to hand out as gifts.  It was a tradition for some time and eventually my mother got her recipe and started making it as well. I do remember Kaluha being… 

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peanut butter cookie recipe

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Among the stack of recipes my grandmother sent me was her Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. This year when Merelyn and I decided to do something nice for our neighbors, we pulled out a handful of cookie recipes from the family recipe folder and made several batches to hand out. They turned out great and we… 

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Roasted Garlic Soup

Roasted Garlic Soup

Fall and Winter season is Soup Season, even here in Arizona where it doesn’t really get that cold. We still like a hearty bowl of hot soup with something crusty and cheesy to dip in it. This year, as I set up to start doing batches of soups to can and store for the Winter,… 

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

There are not a lot of dishes, outside of chocolate brownies, that entice Merelyn to scrape the bowl clean.  The combination of this Roasted Red Pepper Soup and a grilled-cheese sandwich, however,  is a sure-fire way to my wife eagerly polish off every drop and crumb on the plate. Soups are a great recipe to… 

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Jalapeno Mac n Cheese

Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

My family has several versions of Mac and Cheese.  I grew up eating my Mom’s Mac and Cheese which was a variation on a recipe she learned from my grandmother.  It was a staple around our house growing up and we loved it…good old fashioned comfort food at it’s best.  My wife is a sucker… 

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