Tag Archives: Cook’s Illustrated

Cinnamon Swirl Cream Biscuits

I love weekends! Sleeping in, doing whatever you want, nowhere to go, nowhere to be-it’s just perfect! One of my favorites things to do over the weekend is to make a nice breakfast that we can sit down at the … Continue reading

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General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is my husband Andrew’s absolute favorite Chinese dish. In fact when Andrew and I go out to a Chinese restaurant he doesn’t even have to look at the menu. He always orders the General Tso’s Chicken and Hot and Sour … Continue reading


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Hot and Sour Soup

The weather here in central Illinois has been a bit crazy. From sunny and highs in the upper 70’s one day to cool and dreary 50’s the next. When the cool weather starts to set in I crave warming soups like … Continue reading

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New York-Style Crumb Cake Muffins

If you are a fan of New York Style Coffee Cake then you’ll love these mini coffee cakes! We all know that the best part of a coffee cake really is the crumb topping. If you don’t start with a … Continue reading

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Buffalo Wings

We continue onto Week 7 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! Football just isn’t football without some buffalo wings! Sink your teeth into these crispy, crunchy, lightly breaded wings bathed in hot sauce and served with homemade a creamy blue cheese. Today … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s one recipe that you need to add to your fall recipe collection-Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is so rich and creamy that you will be surprised to learn that it is actually healthy as well! Butternut squash is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Ultimate Banana Bread

Moist and delicious banana bread loaded with tons of banana flavor! This is the only banana bread recipe you’ll ever need. Packed full of mashed bananas, cinnamon and crunchy toasted walnuts. When I first saw this recipe and saw how many bananas it … Continue reading

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Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins packed full of chunks of banana, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. These muffins are great for a weekday morning or a leisurely weekend brunch. Instead of mashing the bananas, in this recipe, the bananas are diced so that … Continue reading

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Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

There is nothing that makes me think of cooler fall weather than spicy molasses and warm cinnamon. These soft and chewy molasses spice cookies capture the best of fall in one delicious cookie. A crisp, crackly top and a flavor … Continue reading

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Pear Crisp

Spiced pears topped with crunchy almond streusel and baked to bubbling perfection. The other night after dinner, Andrew expressed that he was craving some warm apple crisp for dessert. Apple crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream have always been … Continue reading

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