Chris’ Bran Bread (Bread Machine)

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A couple of years ago I purchased a Zojirushi mini bread machine.  It has turned out to be one of the best investments I’ve ever made!  I use it several times a week, and can’t remember the last time I … Continue reading

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Sugar Coated Pecans

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Yesterday, I made the master taste-tester Crème Caramel, his favorite dessert.  My recipe uses two whole eggs, and four egg yolks.  Generally, I make meringues with the unused egg whites.  This time, however, I thought I would try the Sugar … Continue reading

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Savory Glazed Turkey Meatballs

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Years ago, I went to a cocktail party where the guests were given a recipe to make and to bring.  My recipe was for cocktail meatballs with a grape jelly/chili sauce glaze.  I was absolutely horrified when I saw the … Continue reading

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Pecan Praline Morsels

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Susan is going to make a praline cheesecake for Thanksgiving, and asked if I would make some Pecan Praline Morsels to put on top.  I said absolutely, because guess who gets the extras?  That’s right – me! I’ve been making … Continue reading

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Bran Mini Muffins

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I’ve recently become a huge fan of Pinterest.  One of the really cool things that I saw on Pinterest was using an empty egg carton to transport mini muffins.  To find out if it really worked, I needed to make … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Cookies

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Years ago, my brother in law asked me to make Neiman Marcus Cookies.  I don’t know where he got the recipe, but even back then, they were an urban legend.  I’m not going to repeat the legend, but suffice it … Continue reading

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Little White Balls

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When I was a kid, my mother needed Christmas presents to give to her co-workers.  I volunteered to make them, and decided that I would try to marry my favorite cookie with something appropriate for a Christmas.  My favorite cookie … Continue reading

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Almond Craisin Granola

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The other day, I was watching an episode of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) where Almond Granola with Dried Fruit was made.  It seemed an easy and intriguing way to make granola, so I thought I’d try my hand at it.  … Continue reading

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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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