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Manny's Irish Soda Bread

Strong Happy Family Recipe Manny's Irish Soda Bread Donna Baer

My dear mother's recipe, carried over from Dublin. If you think soda bread is dry and flavorless, you haven't tried my mom's!

Macaroni and Cheese

Strong Happy Family Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Donna Baer

This is NOT just for preschoolers!

Gooey and delicious, it pairs perfectly with pulled pork.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Strong Happy Family Thanksgiving Turkey recipe Donna Baer

Here's a secret:

Making a Thanksgiving turkey is actually pretty easy. I break it down for your here.

Pulled Pork

Strong Happy Family graduation pulled pork recipe Donna Baer

This pulled pork is our go-to for large gatherings. You can make it in advance, and it holds up well on a buffet table.

Chocolate, Chocolate Cake

Strong Happy Family Chocolate, Chocolate Cake Recipe Donna Baer

This is the best chocolate cake I've ever eaten. It's so rich, it doesn't need any icing. That saves both time and calories!

Homemade Granola

Strong Happy Family Homemade granola recipe Donna Baer

Chewy. Crunchy. Satisfying. Good for you.

What more could you want?

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