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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

The cake, itself, is fantastic but that brown butter maple bourbon glaze will make you swoon! Hard to believe just a little glaze totally takes this over the top but it does.

Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little awol over the past few weeks. After my fave octogenarians, the folks, moved into a gorgeous assisted living center, their house was settled and I came back to the Twin Cities – along with Homer & Chance, of course.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze
Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Maple Bourbon Brown-Butter Glaze

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Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Instant Pot

Super Easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

So it all started when I asked the folks what they wanted for dinner. That’s like usually like pulling teeth, but there we were in August: temperature 96 degrees. My Dad immediately said “Swiss Steak.”

Swiss Steak Mushroom Gravy
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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Versatile Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine

Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine. Saute Pork Chops or Chicken in a little oil then add the sauce. Or make the Sauce and add leftover chicken or pork to gently reheat. Or use as is for a Vegetarian Option.

I wanted to throw out this delicious quick little creamy sauce – I use this same basic recipe in all kinds of ways.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine
Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Wine

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Ham & Parmesan Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Instant Pot + Stovetop instructions for a luscious Risotto made from leftovers. The Instant Pot makes the best no fuss, no stir Risotto in minutes.

I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!

Ham & Parmesan Risotto
Ham & Parmesan Risotto

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Not Your Father’s Root Beer & Bourbon Glazed Ham

The Not Your Father's Root Beer & Bourbon Glaze is not too sweet & a bit perky with a hint of spice.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned Not Your Father’s Root Beer on my blog before – see my Dad and I are pretty wild about it and split one every now and then. So when Dad said he’d like a ham, I immediately (and selflessly, I might add) sacrificed a bottle. Of his, of course, lol! (Fyi: plain old root beer will work in this recipe, too.)

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Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

Corned Beef - Glazed with a Whiskey & Marmalade Glaze that's deep, rich & sweet. Adapted from the Silver Palate.

I make the same Corned Beef & Cabbage every year. Year after year. It’s that good. But every now and then, I’m up for a bit of a change and this year was it. Even this Grandma wants to be a bit “trendy” once in awhile, if there is such a thing as a “trendy” Corned Beef.

Corned Beef Whiskey Marmalade Silver Palate
Whiskey & Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

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Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

If you’re watching your budget, chances are you’re not eating a lot of seafood, but when a holiday like Valentine’s comes around, you’re probably going to want something a little special. Maybe something like this Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto.

Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto
Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto

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