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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 – Healthy 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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Dad’s Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dad’s Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies are made using ground oats, chocolate chips, grated chocolate and chopped walnuts for a soft, chewy cookie. My husband, his parents and his grandparents had been taking a road trip to French River, Ontario every July 4th for over 50 years. My husband and I have made that trip …

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Bacon Salt Recipe with Free Printable Labels

Learn how to make bacon salt with this super easy and amazing recipe! I really enjoy giving handmade or homemade gifts – no matter the gift giving occasion. Handmade gifts are priceless, unique and can be customized specifically for the gift recipient. Today, you’ll find the recipe for bacon salt and two sets of free …

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Strawberry Gelatin Poke Cake Recipe – The Perfect Summer Dessert

This Strawberry Gelatin Poke Cake recipe is the perfect dessert recipe for summertime! We celebrated Independence Day this year with most of our children at home. Probably not too dissimilar from how most of you celebrated July 4th. My husband smoked brisket – it was amazing! We also had baked beans, corn on the cob, …

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Favorite Instagram Finds: 8 Family Friendly Recipes to Try!

Try these 8 family friendly recipes I found on Instagram! I’d like to try something new today by sharing some of my favorite Instagram finds from this past week. Here’s something you may not know about me. I love Instagram! I have found it to not only be a place of creative inspiration, but to …

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Instant Pot Recipe for Perfect Boiled Eggs (& Perfect for Easter Eggs!)

If you haven’t made boiled eggs in your Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker, you’re really missing out!? The Instant Pot not only cooks boiled eggs quickly, but it does so perfectly and without a boiled over mess! That’s a double win in my book! ? I use my Instant Pot to boil eggs all the time. …

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Ham Bone and 15 Bean Soup Recipe for the Instant Pot

Learn how to make this Ham Bone and 15 Bean Soup Recipe for the Instant Pot!  Did you receive an Instant Pot® as a Christmas gift? Or maybe you already have one and you’re looking for really great recipes to try in your super fantastic electric pressure cooker!     Ham Bone and 15 Bean Soup …

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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel Bites

These Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel Bites are easy to make, absolutely tasty and the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Make them for all your gatherings! Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel Bites are my twist on a recipe for Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites that Kelly from Typically Simple shared last November on Kenarry: Ideas for the …

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