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Pumpkin Molasses Bread

Go ahead and bookmark this one for autumn. Or go to your pantry and find that can of pumpkin puree that’s been hiding out there since October. This bread is perfect for a stormy spring morning, as long as the … Continue reading

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Romano

Sometimes we think: ‘What can we possibly do with potatoes that we haven’t done before?’ The answer usually involves cheese. Twice-Baked Potatoes with Romano 4 medium Russet potatoes (about a pound) 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup grated romano about a … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Souffle

This is just a big, smooth, creamy, airy chocolate orgasm. Pardon my French. Use any two-quart straight sided 7-8″ dish, although a souffle dish does work the best. Good quality dark chocolate is not negotiable. Dark Chocolate Souffle 8 oz … Continue reading

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Cornmeal and Cranberry Scones

Hey remember that leftover cranberry pulp a bit back? Here is a use for some of it. Cranberry Cornmeal Scones 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 4 tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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German Spice Cookies

These cookies taste a lot like gingerbread, but are very hard due to all the sugar in the dough. This makes them perfect to dip in coffee or other hot beverages. Keep the size small to encourage extra dunking. This … Continue reading

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Pecan Chicken on a Bed of Swiss Chard

This recipe makes use of fresh Swiss chard. If it is not in season yet then wait. Swiss chard is similar in taste to spinach but tougher like kale. The stems need to be cooked longer than the leaves and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Coming

We’ll have a budget-friendly Easter meal next week. This week, we’re going fancy pants. Roasted Lamb with Fennel Lemon Asparagus Duchess Potatoes Challah Lemon Bars

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Artisian Crackers

These crackers are really cheap, easy to make and taste great. Making cracker dough is very similar to pie crust and is a great way to improve your skills at making pastry. Rosemary Crackers 2 cups – 2 tbsp unbleached … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Steakhouse Favorites

Have you been to your favorite steakhouse lately? Bet your wallet is still smarting! Here’s a way to splurge, and we do mean splurge, at home. Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks with Onion Rings Mashed … Continue reading

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Crawfish Mac-n-Cheese

This is a great way to use up some leftover crawfish meat from a boil. Any mix of cheese can be used, but equal parts swiss, mozzarella and cheddar work best. Baked Crawfish Macaroni 5 tbsp butter 1/3 cup flour … Continue reading

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