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Maple Baked Beans

maple baked beans

Summertime is the ideal time for a hearty scoop of yummy baked beans.  They go great with any type of grilling you’re doing.  So in my quest for eating non-processed, preservative free food, I thought I’d try to make my own instead of grabbing the canned version off the grocery store shelf.

Phew, one warning though – this recipe takes a great deal of time to cook.  Once you assemble the ingredients, it has to bake for 5 – 6 hours!

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Perfect Peanut Butter Pie

peanut butter pie

If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further.  This peanut butter pie is so rich and decadent.  I took a slice for myself and only was able to eat half of it.  My husband on the other hand had no difficulties eating his slice plus my leftover half.  I swear he could eat a bag of sugar and not be affected!

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5 Spice Soy Glazed Grilled Chicken

5 spice soy glazed chicken

One of the best parts of summer is good grilled chicken.  I find so many interesting marinade, glaze and barbecue sauce recipes all the time.  I can’t help by try a few.

This recipe contains one hard to find ingredient – Chinese 5 spice powder.  My local grocery stores didn’t carry it anywhere.  I finally found it on SageSpice and ordered it just so we could try this recipe.

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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

soft pretzels

I’m really a big fan of warm soft pretzels.  There’s just something about a nice warm doughy pretzel combined with crunchy salt.  Yum!  There’s not than many places anymore where you can get a soft pretzel though.  So when I saw that I could make my own soft pretzels, I was all over that!

Sunday morning was rainy here in Western Pennsylvania so I dubbed it “dough day”.  I made two more batches of pizza dough then I made this easy pretzel dough recipe.  Needless to say, I had flour pretty much everywhere.  I’d love to know of anyone who doesn’t make a mess with flour!

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