Heather McPherson's Posts

Morning Mix Recipe: Roast Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Gravy

Roast Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Gravy is my Morning Mix recipe of the week. Developed for ChickenRoost.com and the National Chicken Council, the recipe creates an impressive holiday entrée. Look for more recipes curated exclusively for WOMX Mix 105.1 at the station’s website. Roast Chicken with Apple Cider Pan ... Read More »

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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are everything we love about a classic fall and winter pie but simply reimagined into bite-size indulgences. I like to add a small amount of fresh orange zest to the crust mixture. It adds a subtle flavor note and a wisp of a favorite seasonal aroma. Like ... Read More »

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No Bake Pretzel Oatmeal Bars

No Bake Pretzel Oatmeal Bars are easy holiday treats that won’t require heating up the kitchen. These bars are best refrigerated, as the chocolate topping will soften slightly at room temperature. I keep a stash in the freezer so that I am ready when the day requires goodies on the ... Read More »

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Chocolate Candy Cane Brownies

Chocolate Candy Cane Brownies are a fudgy, minty delight and the perfect foil for a glass of ice cold milk. Refrigerate in airtight containers layered between sheets of wax or parchment paper. Chocolate Candy Cane Brownies Yield: 12-16 servings, depending on size of bars Powdered baking cocoa for dusting baking ... Read More »

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Gingersnap Cheesecake Bars

Gingersnap Cheesecake Bars have a wonderful rich and creamy flavor with judicious notes of pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Superfine sugar dissolves quicker than regular granulated sugar, but you can use either in this recipe. Be sure to build in time to let the bars chill overnight for best results. ... Read More »

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Entertain With Ease: Ham and Bean Dip

Ham and Bean Dip was inspired by my mother’s winter-weather white bean and ham suppers. She would cook up a large pot of great Northern Beans with a ham hock and serve as is or with small ham steaks and corn bread. I was craving the flavors but not the ... Read More »

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Cinnamon-Scented Apple Bars

Cinnamon-Scented Apple Bars are a twist on an old butter cake recipe. While baking, the apples exude their juices giving the bars a nice moist texture. You can give this recipe a cranberry twist by eliminating one apple and adding dried craisins. The result is a rich, sweet-tart bar. While ... Read More »

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Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars

Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars are so easy. You can substitute spiced rum for the peppermint extract if desired. Make sure the cookie crust cools completely. Bars like this need lots of chill time to meld the ingredients. I made these and then let them set in the refrigerator overnight. Yes, ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Hearty Steak and Bean Chili

Hearty Steak and Bean Chili is my Morning Mix recipe of the week. Busy holiday weekends and cooler temperatures on the way make this a great mealtime choice. Serve on game day or any night of the week with your choice of toppings. Look for more recipes curated exclusively for ... Read More »

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Salted Caramel Bars

Salted Caramel Bars have a rich flavor and chewy texture with decadent drizzle. I made them in two 8-by-8 glass pans for thicker bars, but you can also use a shallow half sheet baking pan (about 1-by-13-by-18-inches) for thinner bars. Expect to have more of the rum-flavored caramel sauce than ... Read More »

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