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5 Things Guaranteed to Make Your Holiday Baking Delightful

November 25, 2018
Speculoos Cookies

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get down to some Holiday baking. Cookies, pies, cakes, candy (ok, candy is not baking). All those things that I tend to steer clear of the rest of the year, but really enjoy making. All bets are off for the holidays. As my dad said, it’s always better if you have the right tools for the job. So, I thought it might be helpful if I listed some of my favorite baking tools and why I love them. That way, you will know exactly why you must have these 5 things guaranteed to make your holiday baking delightful. :o)

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My Top 5 Cooking Tools
Cooking Uncategorized

What are Your Favorite Cooking Tools?

The holidays are right around the corner so I thought it might be enlightening to hear from everyone what some of your favorite cooking tools are. I’m sure there are some great things that every cook doesn’t even know he or she needs. Maybe…

November 15, 2017
Beurre Manie
Cooking Main Dishes Recipes

Beurre Manié, The Key to Pan Sauce

I see all sorts of sauces these days in the grocery store both jarred and dry mixes. While I am sure they are convenient, I am guessing they have their share of stabilizers and chemicals and a bunch of salt. I prefer to make…

November 8, 2017
Artisan Rosemary Bread
Breads Cooking Recipes

Artisan Rosemary Bread

We lived in Germany for a little over 3 years. It was a dream come true for me and I still miss our little German Village. It was tiny. So tiny, it did not even have a bakery. Most Germans make a stop by…

October 11, 2017
Salmon with Mango Jalapeño Salsa
Cooking Main Dishes Recipes

Salmon with Mango Jalapeño Salsa

I have one jalapeño plant mainly to keep me supplied for salsa and chips. It is without a doubt an addiction.  My plant waited almost all summer to really produce and now the one plant must have 20 jalapeños. So, this salsa is one…

August 17, 2017
Homemade Pizza Dough
Breads Cooking Main Dishes Recipes

Homemade Pizza Dough

If you have never made a yeast dough from scratch, pizza dough is a great start. It is easy to knead, elastic and just plain fun to work with. I love to see the magical transformation of a shaggy glob into risen dough. It’s…

July 23, 2017
New Mexico Gazpacho
Cooking New Mexico Cuisine Recipes Sides Soups

New Mexican Gazpacho

New Mexican Gazpacho I am a salsaholic. If I had to choose my last meal, salsa and chips would be included. But then there is the guilt. Those chips are so fattening. Well, this cold soup is my guilt free solution. It really is…

July 14, 2017
roasted cauliflower
Cooking Recipes Sides

Roasted Cauliflower 

It has been brutally hot for the last week so I have loathed being in the kitchen at the hottest part of the day to cook dinner. We have no air conditioning. Today we had a bit of relief so I roasted cauliflower in…

June 24, 2017
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