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Staying Close to Home shares family friendly recipes from appetizers to desserts If you can read you can cook so get your apron on and start cooking.

HOMELIFE

At Staying Close to Home you find all kinds of family fun ideas for holidays, ways to spoil your pets and simple tips on entertaining friends and family.

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Recipes

Staying Close to Home shares family friendly recipes from appetizers to desserts If you can read you can cook so get your apron on and start cooking.

HOMELIFE

At Staying Close to Home you find all kinds of family fun ideas for holidays, ways to spoil your pets and simple tips on entertaining friends and family.

DIY

Staying Close to Home sparks creativity.  Now grab your glue gun and get ideas for your crafting fix.

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Raspberry Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Oatmeal Topping

This raspberry strawberry rhubarb pie is brimming with sweet-tart fruit and topped with an easy to make  brown sugar oatmeal crumble. This time of year we love anything Rhubarb and Strawberry. In fact this year we are finally able...

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Grandmas Pound Cake Recipe (Chocolate Swirl or Regular)

Grandmas Pound Cake Recipe (Chocolate Swirl or Regular)

They don't call it a pound cake for anything, have you lifted a truly homemade loaf before, easily over a pound. Easter season growing up usually meant a two-foot long pound cake made by my grandmother. She used a special long loaf pan to...

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Barefoot Contessa’s Spring Risotto Recipe

Barefoot Contessa’s Spring Risotto Recipe

  My father is a big big fan of risotto and I remembering making my first attempt after college and they were coming over for a father's day dinner. To my surprise he did not like peas so the experience was ruined for all of us. However, that...

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Homemade Olive Oil Almond Biscotti Recipe

Homemade Olive Oil Almond Biscotti Recipe

My kids love the packaged biscotti from the grocery store.  So I recently decided to make my own homemade almond biscotti recipe using a traditional recipe using olive oil.  I know it sounds weird.  Why would you use olive oil in a...

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NO Bake Protein Energy Balls

NO Bake Protein Energy Balls

My sons have state tournaments this weekend for swimming and wrestling.  My husband and I are responsible for snacks for the wrestlers.  Since they need to get energy and protein in between their intense matches, we are making no bake...

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Heart Glazed Cornmeal Cookies

Heart Glazed Cornmeal Cookies

 When I think of cornmeal I think of dusting a pan before putting down pizza dough or cornbread.  However, these Heart Glazed Cornmeal Cookies were a delicious surprise.  I am not sure if I would have tried these cookies unless I saw...

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