The Alburn Family

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Archive for the 'recipes' Category

   Jul 25

Thumbprint cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg yolk 1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla) 1  1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup strawberry (or your favorite) jam 1.  Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 3. Add egg yolk and almond extract.  Mix until completely blended. 4. Add […]

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   Jul 03

Smoothie time

Don’t you just love smoothies? “pink!” by realSMILEY on flickr, via Attribution Sharing When I was in 8th grade, I had this friend whose family made slushies using juice concentrate, a FULL CUP of sugar, and ice.  Oh my word.  Talk about hyper sleepovers. More mouth-watering to me is a fruit smoothie.  I don’t have […]

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   Jun 25

Quiche time!

Recipe in Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn. Yum!

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   Jan 18

It’s All in the Bacon

Yes, we have these frightening products in my home… can we just say there’s a tiny obsession with bacon?!?  My husband was so excited about their business slogan:  “Everything should taste like bacon.”  Yep! So I thought I’d be a kind heart and make Pioneer Woman’s meatloaf for dinner tonight.  It’s not just a meatloaf; […]

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   Jan 08

Recipe project

Are you like me when it comes to gift giving? Sometimes I pick out (or make) the perfect thing for the person on my list and then it’s hard to part with because I love it so much… For Christmas this year I decided to give back to myself while working on this idea for […]

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   Dec 22


Do you ever make casseroles?What kind do you like and what goes in it? I didn’t grow up eating many casseroles, but I have a new-found happiness in them. The perk is that they can be pretty easy to make with common ingredients, and the best part is the leftovers!

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   Nov 11

You need to know about these cookies.

One thingI didon thislovelyVeteran’s Day….. made cookies! Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup light molasses 1 (11 […]

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   Dec 31

yummy new year!

I’m proud of myself for all the goodies we’re bringing to our New Year’s Eve party tonight (which we are in fact late for right now). I made a berry pie and apple pie, with homemade crusts. I made white chocolate-covered pretzels and swirled chocolate sauce on some and peppermint pieces on others. We bought […]

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