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Russian Tea Cakes Recipe – aka Mexican Wedding Cookies

For the past few years, our daughter Morgan has made Russian Tea Cakes as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Her Russian Tea Cakes are amazing and full of rich buttery goodness. This Russian Tea Cakes recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on April 7, 2016. It has been updated to make the …

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Learn How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Save money by learning how to make homemade vanilla extract. Homemade vanilla extract is so much better than imitation and makes for a much appreciated homemade gift! This recipe for Homemade Vanilla Extract originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on July 22, 2016. It has been updated with clearer instructions and new photos. I …

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Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Recipe – Health and Tasty!

Healthy and tasty Shrimp Stuffed Avocado recipe! Fresh avocado stuffed with shrimp, cilantro aioli and lime juice. Using fresh ingredients for the Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Recipe is key. This blog post originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on April 10,2015. It has been updated to include new photos. My husband and I first discovered …

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14 Free Crochet Patterns for Crocheted Coasters

Learn how to crochet with 14 free crochet patterns for crocheted coasters! Coasters are a practical gift that you can crochet in no time! This blog post originally appeared October 25, 2018. Some links have changed and some patterns that I originally shared are no longer available. I’ve updated the list of 14 Free Crochet …

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Strawberry Jam Recipe for Water Bath Canning

This homemade Strawberry Jam recipe for water bath canning is a true classic and makes about 8 half-pint jars of Strawberry Jam. Nothing quite says summertime like fresh fruit. And fresh fruit means it’s time to do some home canning so my family can enjoy the taste of fresh fruit all year long. I love …

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