Recipes by maria Long

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Mini Cracker Pizza Bites Buffet Idea

Mini Cracker Pizza Bites Buffet Idea by maria Long

Mini Cracker Pizza Bites Buffet IdeaApril 10, 2017 by Maria @ Close to HomeThis is a sponsored post about Mini Cracker Pizza Bites Buffet Idea written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own.My kids are always craving pizza and could really eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They also come…

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I discovered a new product, canned buttermilk

I discovered a new product, canned buttermilk by maria Long

I recently read a quick tip to have powdered buttermilk in your pantry. Well I rarely use buttermilk unless I am baking a cake and you end up wasting the rest of the carton. Sometimes I have made sour milk simply by adding vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk. This is even a better solution. Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend. You do…

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Barefoot Bloggers-Coconut Cupcakes

Barefoot Bloggers-Coconut Cupcakes by maria Long

24 cupcakes. Well I am not sure if it was the coconut or just the mere thought of eating a cupcake without a birthday involved, but I was stuck after the night with 20 cupcakes. I graciously delivered them to neighbors. Had I known they wouldnot have been eaten, I would have frozen the unfrosted cupcakes.There are a lot of…

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Make-ahead Cranberry Scones

Make-ahead Cranberry Scones by maria Long

PagesMake-ahead Cranberry SconesMy first recipe I tried from my sweepstakes reward, Make-ahead Meals for the Busy Moms was Cranberry Scones. I have actually never made scones before so I was thrilled to give it a try. The great part about these is that you can make them the night before for a yummy treat the next morning with little…

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Cookies In a Jar-Any holiday treat

Cookies In a Jar-Any holiday treat by maria Long

What a better way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines then cookies in a jar. This is an activity the kids can help with if you don't mind a little mess on the counter and the recipient can choose when to make the sweet treat!! The kids used the leftover foam hearts from the heart garland to make…

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Barefoot Bloggers-Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Barefoot Bloggers-Indonesian Ginger Chicken by maria Long

This is the first time since November I have gotten around to this but this week's recipe was Ina's Indonesian Ginger Chicken posted from Todd from The recipe called for whole chickens but I thought it would be easier for me to just use chicken breasts with the bones in them. The hardest part of…

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Warning: Addictive Toffee

Warning: Addictive Toffee by maria Long

As we are getting overloaded with the holidays I thought I would share a few of the treats from last year. Let me know if you tried any last year and what your friends thought.I have had several requests for this recipe and let me tell you most people can not eat just one! Unless you have made these before or know someone who has…

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Cherry/Grape Tomatoes

Cherry/Grape Tomatoes by maria Long

1. Cut tomatoes in half and place on roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and roast at 200 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours or until blistered.2. Cook orzo according to package directions.3. Combine orzo with tomatoes and oil from the pan. Toss with basil. Let cool. Add a little extra olive oil if needed.4. When cooled, toss with feta. Serve.

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Golf Birthday Sheet Cake BB

Golf Birthday Sheet Cake BB by maria Long

Golf Birthday Sheet Cake and InvitationsSeptember 10, 2009 by Maria @ Close to HomeWhen I received the recipes for this month by Suzy of Everyday Gourmet I was excited to find a cake recipe as my son’s birthday is just in time for the first Barefoot Contessa Recipe, Birthday Sheet Cake. However, after looking on the food network…

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Cheddar Corn Chowder-Barefoot Bloggers

Cheddar Corn Chowder-Barefoot Bloggers by maria Long

Cheddar Corn Chowder-Barefoot ContessaOctober 8, 2009 by Maria @ Close to HomeThis month’s first Barefoot Blogger recipe, submitted by Jill of My Next Life, took me off guard as I am not on the mailing list and when I got to it I realized I needed to make it and blog about it in 2 days. Well to my surprise you can purchase most of the…

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