Artisan Baguette

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I love making bread and experimenting with new techniques.  In fact, I can’t remember the last time that I bought bread at the grocery store.  Recently, I’ve tried my hand at making bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a … Continue reading

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Spicy Sichuan Noodles with Pork

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I bought 4 pieces of pork tenderloin.  Before I freeze them, I trim all of the silver skin and fat off, and vacuum seal each one individually.  Invariably, I end up with 8 to 10 ounces of pieces that I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ice Cream

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Last week, I bought a waffle cone maker with the idea that I would try my hand at making stroopwafels (a Dutch treat made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle).  I … Continue reading

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Waffle Cones

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I recently purchased a WaffleCone Express.  I hadn’t really intended to use it for making waffle cones, but rather to try my hand at Stroopwafels.  Stroopwafels, sometimes called caramel waffels are a Dutch treat where a waffle made from two … Continue reading

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The Perfect Soft-Cooked Egg

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Several months ago, I watched an America’s Test Kitchen episode on cooking eggs.  Part of the program featured soft-cooked eggs.  Another part featured something called an egg topper, which I had never heard of.  Because the master taste tester likes … Continue reading

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English Sausage

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English sausage is different from American sausage in that it generally contains “rusk” or breadcrumbs and water or stock.  These two ingredients produce a fine textured sausage that I look forward to when I visit the UK. In the past, … Continue reading

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Cheese and Onion Pie

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The other day, I was watching a British cooking show that featured Cheese and Onion Pie.  Who should walk in but the master taste tester!  He commented that his mother and grandmother used to make cheese and onion pie, and … Continue reading

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Carrot Apple Craisin Mini Muffins

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Today, we’re bracing for a winter storm.  You might think, so what?  In the deep south, however, it is a major event! I don’t think we’ll lose power like we do in hurricanes, which is a good thing.  While I’m … Continue reading

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Leftover Turkey Crêpes

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What does one do with leftover turkey?  Well, in our house, we do two things.  First, we boil the bones to make a rich broth, and then make turkey soup.  Second, we make turkey crêpes. I’ve been making turkey crêpes … Continue reading

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Tarte Flambée

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The other day, I had the luck of watching André Soltner make his tarte flambée in an episode of Julia Child:  Cooking with Master Chefs.  Tarte flambée is an Alsatian bacon and onion pizza. In the episode, Soltner explains that … Continue reading

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