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  • No Knead Dutch Oven Bread
    April 5, 2021 Frankie F.

    No Knead Dutch Oven Bread

    This is our take on the classic no knead bread baked in a Dutch oven. The longer fermentation time helps create the structure of the bread, and the addition of apple cider vinegar adds a yeasty tang similar to a sourdough. Note that this recipe is sized for a 5-1/2 quart round Le Creuset Dutch oven which makes a loaf that is suitably sized for 4-5 people.
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  • Irish Eyes Will Be Smiling When You Serve These Three St. Patrick's Day Favorites.
    March 4, 2021 Frankie F.

    Irish Eyes Will Be Smiling When You Serve These Three St. Patrick's Day Favorites.

    We are pretty sure this Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Sweet Mustard Glaze recipe will steal your heart away, too. Add this easy-to-make Dubliner-Dill Skillet Irish Soda Bread to soak it all up with. And when they ask, what's for afters (Irish slang for dessert) tell them a nice slice of Malted Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Frosting.

    Okay let's crack-on we've got some cooking to do.

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  • World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.
    February 12, 2021 Frankie F.

    World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.

    You will never need to look for another steak marinade recipe again. A marinade can make or break your steaks. With so many flavor combinations, it can be hard to decipher the best marinades. So what is absolutely necessary in a steak marinade?  An acidic marinade will help break down the muscle fibers, making the steak tender and cut like butter.

    Pair this marinade with a durable cast iron pan and get ready to cut into the world's best steak! 

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  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
    February 4, 2021 Frankie F.

    Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

    Everyone loves jalapeño poppers. And everything is better wrapped in bacon, especially cream cheese jalapeño poppers!

    A fresh jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar - what's not to love? You can impress your family and loved ones even more with these bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers; after all, everything is better when it's wrapped in bacon. Serve these savory boys up at your Super Bowl party this year!

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  • Valentine's Day Cookies
    January 29, 2021 Frankie F.

    Valentine's Day Cookies

    Sugar Cookies Cut-Outs.

    This simple to make sugar cookie recipe is perfect for many occasions. Your only limitation is the cookie cutters you have on hand and how much time you want to spend decorating.

    This 5-Piece Nested Heart Cookie Cutter Set is perfect for many occasion including Valentine's Day. They come neatly nested in a round metal box that keeps them from getting bent or lost in your kitchen drawers. Pair this cutter set with our Snowflake, Christmas, Ugly Sweater, Dog Bone, Circles, Numbers, and Alphabet cookie cutter sets and you'll be ready to make cookies for any occasion!

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  • Bake Someone Happy this Valentine's Day.
    January 27, 2021 Frankie F.

    Bake Someone Happy this Valentine's Day.

    For those of you who don't want to bother with fancy decorations here are two fabulous scratch cakes that offer big flavor without all the fuss. You simply can't go wrong with either of these easy-to-make cakes.

    Classic flavors shine in these two cakes, because we put the focus on the ingredients that go into the cake, like rum and apple and orange and vanilla.

    We simplified the presentation too! Dust with powdered sugar after cooled, then give each slice a generous dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream before serving. It's ALMOST as good as a hug.

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  • Cast Iron Skillet Cinnnamon Rolls (Because winter is long.)
    December 28, 2020 Frankie F.

    Cast Iron Skillet Cinnnamon Rolls (Because winter is long.)

    Rich, decadent cinnamon rolls with deliciously sweet icing - can you think of a better way to bide your time for Spring to arrive? What makes these cinnamon rolls slightly crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside is its unique baking method.

    Introducing the fool-proof method of baking the most perfect cinnamon rolls. Making them in a cast iron skillet. Oftentimes with more traditional methods, the rolls come out either too doughy or overcooked. The cast iron gives the buns a nice, slight crisp on the edges while still providing that desirable soft center.
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  • Four Festive & Boozy Holiday Drinks
    December 17, 2020 Frankie F.

    Four Festive & Boozy Holiday Drinks

    We've put together four boozy holiday drinks that are the answer to 2020! From this tangy cranberry White Christmas Cocktail and the dreamy-creamy yuletide eggnog to a heart-warming Scandinavian mulled wine and a boozy holiday punch, we think these liquid gems are just what this holiday season needs. So have yourself a merry little Christmas...now.

    And, if you don't have a cocktail shaker you better get one quick before they're gone! This holiday it's been hard keeping anything in stock. As of my writing this post we still have a few shakers left, including a 26 ounce stainless shaker with strainer, a boston-style stainless steel shaker and a nifty 7-piece bar set. Hurry, before these become a memory.

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  • Home for the Holidays — Christmas Dinner
    December 10, 2020 Frankie F.

    Home for the Holidays — Christmas Dinner

    Here's a cozy Christmas Meal to make staying home and playing it safe worth it. You don't need a huge crowd to be festive. Set the mood with a bit of champagne or sparkling apple cider with these fun, easy to make, and tasty Cranberry Pecan Cheese Balls.

    An elegant Beef Wellington takes center stage at the dinner table. This traditional main coarse is paired with a lovely twist on simple baked spuds, Hassellback Potatoes. Add your favorite veggie, a winter salad and you have a cozy and delicious Christmas meal.

    No, we did not forget dessert and it's a stunner! You'll want a second piece of this fabulous and festive, instagram-worthy Mocha Yule Log.

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