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Frankensteined savory cheddar cheese shortbread recipe

My husband and I had a cheese shortbread that was so delicious that I wanted to try to recreate it at home. After looking through dozens of recipes none of them were exactly what I was looking for, so I grabbed what I liked from a few and combined them into my own creation. Here is the recipe I ended up with…

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The "deconstructed cheeseburger" casserole

Lately I have a had a fascination with casseroles, and how many different things can be put into them — or, in my, case changed into one. I found that those oh so wonderful, grilled, juicy, concoctions called cheeseburgers can be made into a casserole. I like to call this recipe the "Deconstructed Cheeseburger Casserole."

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Easy French crêpes for sweet or savoury meals

While February 2nd is known as Groundhog Day in North America. In Europe, we don't have groundhogs (or Bill Murray), but an old pagan-turned-Christian celebration. In France, it is called Chandeleur, aka Pancake Day! Everyone, Christian or not, rejoices in stuffing themselves out with crêpes (French-style pancakes). Now we don't need excuses to eat pancakes all year long (and we certanly do), so here's my recipe…

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How to become a person who can (mostly) cook without a recipe

Perhaps you’ve noticed it, too: people who are good cooks have a habit of saying something like “oh, you just toss some things together, whatever you have on hand.” I didn’t think it was possible, but I’ve become one of those people. Here's how I went from a person who needs a recipe to a person who can just make it up as I go