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Black Bottom Cupcakes Combine Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake

Chocolate on the bottom, cheesecake on top. These Black Bottom Cupcakes are decadent, lovely and require no frosting. Mmm. It’s like a sea of cupcakes. I have fantasies of making beautiful layer cakes with perfectly scalloped edges made from smooth, creamy poofs of buttercream frosting. In my head, they are the most exquisite cakes you’ve …

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Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

This photo doesn’t do the dish justice. I love mixing a tomato sauce with broccoli. And when it’s lightly roasted broccoli like you find in this recipe, it’s all the better. Roasting broccoli brings out a great, lightly sweet flavor in it. Will and Paige gobbled this up. (This is part of The $7 Dinner …

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All-American Beef Cheddar Bacon Hand Pies

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition that we called Fun Friday. Each Friday, we’d eschew our regular eating habits in favor of fun, but not necessarily good for you, food. Sometimes we’d layer tacos with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and salsa. Other weeks, we’d make homemade pizzas with pre-formed …

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