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Almond Cherry Granola

Almond Cherry Granola

Good morning sunshine! It is always sunny when you’re day begins with a bowl of homemade almond cherry granola. It’s hardly a recipe; just tossing a bunch of ingredients together like oats, nuts and dried fruit. But, once the baking begins, those same flat ingredients are transformed to crunchy, deeply roasted and extremely satisfying granola. It’s not even close to the stuff sold on a shelf. Of course, there are secrets….

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Happy birthday to me. It’s not my birthday, not really. It’s the birth of my very own website and I couldn’t be prouder. After publishing two cookbooks, 10 years teaching at Kings Cooking Studio, writing food columns for patch.com and examiner.com, it was time to do my own thing. One thing I know for sure is that home cooks are the heart and soul of cooking and all the great tried-and-true recipes are born from the home cooks kitchen. From one home cook to another I hope you’ll join me as I create from the trenches of my own kitchen. Oh, and this chocolate birthday cake? It’s been baked in the Currie house since my husband Jim was a little boy. All the secrets to this keeper are about to be revealed.

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