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Fresh Baked Italian Bread

Fresh Baked Italian Bread

What better to go with a hearty Italian dish like risotto, than a big crusty loaf of homemade Italian bread! I have made simple white breads in the past...

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Chocolate Chip Cookie

For the better part of my baking life (at least 10 years now) I have been haunted by the chocolate chip cookie. It’s the most simple of all baking...

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Black Bean "Burgers"

Black Bean "Burgers"

I have had these on my “to make” list for quite some time, but had never gotten the opportunity to try them. Today I was looking for something healthy...

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Black Bean “Burgers”

Black Bean “Burgers”

I have had these on my “to make” list for quite some time, but had never gotten the opportunity to try them. Today I was looking for something healthy...

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Ranch Pretzels

Ranch Pretzels

My friend Amber introduced me to this seasoning technique for crackers and pretzels and it’s so easy that I don’t think I’ll eat a plain bag of pretzels ever...

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Weekend BBQ

Weekend BBQ

This past weekend my family came to visit so we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and I put together a number of salads to go with the meal. Because...

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Miniature Italian Meatloaves

Miniature Italian Meatloaves

Meatloaves! (sorry for the dark pics tonight) A classic American dish with more varieties than Heinz 57 (yes, a shameless plug for my hometown!). These individual-sized meatloaves cooked up...

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