Posts by Jennifer Elders

Baking, cooking, and Holiday craziness!

Omgoodness , do you all go crazy at this time of year with wanting to make appetizers, desserts, and side dishes??!!! Or is it just me????  I’m out of my mind finding sooooo many things I want to make!!! Between Facebook, Pinterest, cooking magazines, and cooking shows on TV,  I’m completely overwhelmed with things I…

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The Bazaar, and the Bizarre!

Over the weekend, I took part in a Holiday Bazaar.  All in all it was a good experience and fun to do. Not to mention a LOT of work!!!! Of course it is work that I love and have a passion for.  I am completely in love with cooking and baking and love to share…

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Spicy Corn Chowder

I am SOOO excited to share this recipe with you! Whenever we have family get togethers everyone looks forward to my daughter Kelly making her “nearly” famous Corn Chowder! She found this recipe on the food network and has been making it for a few years now. We all love it. ♥  She usually makes…

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Cranberry Pomegranite Bruschetta

Wow. This is just amazing. I love it!! The perfect, pretty, delicious, Holiday appetizer! Once I found this recipe, I have made it every year since. It has a beautiful color, keeps for weeks in the fridge and everyone loves it.!!! If you are looking for a gorgeous and yummy appetizer, this is it!  This…

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French Onion Soup

For anyone who loves French Onion Soup, look no further for an absolutely delicious recipe.  I was lucky enough to find this one from watching a cooking show.  I made it soon after and have never looked back! There are only a couple of things I do differently but mostly I follow the recipe on…

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The not so fun Kitchen day

Ahh, where to begin.  I guess for starters I will tell you my dishwasher died about 3 weeks ago.  Part of the time I really don’t mind doing dishes by hand. But the other part, like today when I’m baking and cooking up a storm and making a mess, I really miss the dishwasher! I…

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Mid October

It is mid October. What????? How did THAT happen?????  Well, nevertheless, here it is. Maples and a few other trees and bushes have been turning beautiful colors with leaves falling to the ground.  So pretty.  That means its getting closer to the winter months. I’m waiting for the cold weather to arrive which I think…

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Manhattan

There is just something really wonderful about a well made Manhattan.  It starts with good whiskey and ends with lovely, albeit expensive, dark cherries.  I know most bars use the florescent pink ones that all restaurants use for making Shirley temples, but please, go for broke on the “good” cherries.  Trust me on this…..it will…

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mmmmm…..Mushrooms

This is the time of year to enjoy delicious Chanterelle mushrooms.  If you are lucky enough to know someone who hunts for them and shares with you, then that’s a bonus!!!  Unless of course you enjoy the hunting AND devouring the forest treasure.  And you can also buy them as well. Win win, either way…

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Champagne Shallot Vinaigrette

1 Shallot, minced 1 TBS dijon mustard 3 TBS Champagne vinegar 1 TBS fresh lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest 1 TBS honey 1/4 Cup Olive oil sea salt and black pepper Whisk everything together except olive oil.  When combined, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking vigorously.

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