Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

The Christmas cookie exchange is not complete without peanut butter blossoms! This classic recipe is a favorite of mine and all thanks go to its originator, Mrs. Freda F. Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio. She entered the Pillsbury bake-off in 1949 and while she didn’t win the grand prize, I’d say she wins in all our hearts for this delicious creation. Her recipe was honored again at the 50th anniversary celebration.

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Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot lemon chicken thighs

This easy Instant Pot lemon chicken thighs recipe takes boring boneless, skinless chicken thighs and transforms them into a rich, juicy chicken dinner in under 30 minutes total. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, lemon, and thyme, sautéed to a golden brown on each side, then cooked on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. That’s it!

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

This easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting recipe is simple and perfect. The cupcakes are light and fluffy and the frosting is rich and creamy. Cake flour and sour cream keep the cupcakes light and moist. This cupcake recipe doesn’t use egg yolks so the batter stays white. Perfect if you’d like to customize it with a food coloring for a special occasion. The butter cream frosting is also easily colored and holds onto sprinkles very well.

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