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Adding extracts to chocolate bark – another tip

One of my viewers had a problem with the chocolate seizing after she added the extract to the melted chocolate for the chocolate bark recipe. I’ve not had that problem but I think it may be the alcohol content of the extract that made it seize. So here’s yet another tip for perfect bark: Feel …

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Homemade glittery burlap ornaments

Holiday Burlap Ornaments Friend and very crafty colleague, Pam Freeman of Laura’s Lean Beef blog, gives detailed instructions for this beautiful, yet rustic, looking ornament. By Pam FreemanDecember 2, 2014 I had some extra burlap left over from making my burlap wreath last fall and some inspiration from a shopping trip in Gatlinburg, TN. So, …

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Secret Ingredient Latkes for Hanukkah & Cinnamon Ornaments

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Latkes/Potato Pancakes EASY POTATO LATKES FOR HANUKKAH Oil plays a significant role in the  story of Hanukkah — the small jug of oil that miraculously provided fuel for the Temple Menorah for eight days. It is a Jewish tradition to eat foods that reflect the significance of a holiday – such as matzoh on Passover, …

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Caramel pecan sauce

This is such a good keeper in the frig – at least several weeks, and makes a wonderful gift. CARAMEL PRALINE SAUCE (AKA DULCHE DE LECHE SAUCE WITH PECANS) Now pecans are optional. Or use your favorite nut, toasted. 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 cup  light corn syrup 1/2  stick unsalted butter (4T) 1 …

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Perfect standing rib roast – no problem

Standing rib roast

Two fool-proof standing rib roast recipes I’ve had several requests for fool-proof recipes for standing rib roasts. Here’s how I do mine: I like to start it out at a high temperature to sear the outside and then roast it really slow so that it stays moist inside. I start by seasoning the roast, then …

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No wait flavoring extracts from citrus oils

I told you I’m going to try making citrus extracts from food grade oils, like the kind in tiny bottles you buy at the store in the baking aisle. So far, I’ve had great success with lemon and orange!  Here’s the recipe: 4 oz. vodka 1/4 teaspoon lemon or orange oil (that’s the amount I …

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Here’s my Fox 19 appearance: homemade extracts

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  via Rita Heikenfeld ‘Gifts From The Kitchen’.

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Better than best chocolate clusters

Better than best chocolate almond clusters w/dried fruit

My most favorite Christmas song is “We need a little Christmas.”  But right now, I need a little more time. I’m sure you can relate! But I still say a gift from the hand is a gift from the heart. And I’m sharing one of my all-time favorites today. Better than best chocolate apricot almond …

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Ohio Buckeyes and Opera Creme Candy for giving

Rita's Buckeyes

Rita’s Ohio Buckeyes Rita’s Ohio Buckeye Recipe #1 For Betty, who lost her recipe. I believe this first recipe is what was in my syndicated column which Betty cut out and lost. I’m willing to bet there are more recipes for this than fingers on my hands.   I make the base mixture ahead, form into …

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Best cutout sugar cookie recipes

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                                                       Rita’s no fail shortbread cutouts  ’Tis the season for sure to bake cookies, especially holiday cutouts that you decorate. Here’s two good ones, for Sharon and others who requested sugar cookies to decorate.   Rita’s no fail shortbread cutouts I can tell you this dough, due to its high butter content, really stays …

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