Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Microwave Mug Recipes
Microwave mug recipes first made their appearance a few years ago in a handful of small cookbooks and gift books marketed as fun novelties. The intended audience was home cooks who used their microwave ovens to cook (as opposed to mere heating and reheating), as well as individuals interested in... More »
Spiralized Fruit Tarts
While I often think of tarts as a dessert item, we love to nibble on these little delights for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. They also make a delightful dessert. Whenever you choose to enjoy them, you will want to make them again and again. More »
Cinnamon Sugar Muffin in a Mug
What better way to find comfort than with a freshly made cinnamon sugar muffin? Though it is easy to make, it is perfection in its simplicity. Perfect for breakfast, snacking, and even dessert! More »
Classic Canadian Bacon and Cheddar Sandwich
A classic breakfast sandwich, just like the famous fast-food version, made in the comfort of your home with your choice of quality ingredients! More »
Gluten-Free Sunflower Flax Bread
Looking for something different for your morning toast? Try this healthy, crunchy, nutty loaf. More »
Gluten-Free Figgy Apricot Bread
Want to increase your fiber in a delicious way? Enjoy a slice of this delectable gluten-free loaf for breakfast or any time of day... More »
Carrot Lovers’ Poppy Seed Bread
Looking for a cool way to bake bread this winter? Here’s an exceptional loaf from 300 Best Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt — confetti dots of bright orange carrot contrasting with the dark poppy seeds. Can't you just taste it... More »
Gluten-Free Soy-Free Golden Sesame Wafers
These wafers qualify as health food: sesame seeds provide calcium, omega-6 fats and antioxidants. These are ideal for a quick burst of energy whenever you're feeling sluggish! Grab some before your next hike... More »
Apple, Cranberry and Oat Breakfast Crumble
Leftover apple crumble for breakfast on the weekend is one of Jennifer MacKenzie's (author of The Dehydrator Bible) guilty pleasures. This version is a little less sweet than a dessert crumble and incorporates dried fruit and grains into a healthy breakfast dish. More »
Easy-to-Make Fruit Bottom Yogurt
For people with a protein allergy or those who are lactose intolerant, yogurt may be accepted by the body because it is easier to digest than milk, says author of The Yogurt Bible, Pat Crocker. •         Food thermometer •     ... More »
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