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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE This press can be used to make pierogi, ravioli, dumplings, hand pies and much more. This recipe has been a family favorite passed on from generation to generation. We traditionally make these for Christmas, but they can be made for any special event. There’s some work Read more »


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These are a light Danish-style pancake that will require an ebelskiver cast iron pan. Serve warm with melted butter. Can be rolled into powdered sugar or filled with a berry filling. 3 eggs, separated 2 cups half-and-half cream 2 teaspoons white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Read more »

Springerle Cookies

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These are traditionally given as Christmas presents to friends and neighbors in Germany. For the Cookies 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons whole milk 6 large eggs, room temperature 6 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting and surface 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon salt Read more »


by September 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Why do they call it Grapefruit? For the health of your tree, you will need to harvest some of the fruit before it completely ripens. While drinking the juice isn’t BAD for you, it can give you a tummy ache if you drink too much of it. A Read more »

Ten Probiotic Foods You should Try

by September 25, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Curtido . El Salvador Fermented salsa with cabbage, onions, chilies and other veggies served on corn tortillas Kvass . Russia Fermented grain drink – yeast, brown bread beers and carrots,and water Sauerkraut . Cabbage, salt and water Aged Cheese . Roquefort and gruyere Kombucha . China A type of soda Read more »

Better Snacking

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Energy Balls

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Philly Cheesecake

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Eggs Benedict

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BASIC RECIPE – A MATTER OF ASSEMBLY Prepare Hollandaise sauce – RECIPE HERE Poach eggs – Standard procedure If you are poaching in simmer water in a pan, put a bit of vinegar into the water. It will help the egg stay together. Toast English muffin Heat up ham Read more »

Sour Cream Pizza

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Prepare a standard pizza crust or Pilsbury canned pizza dough Roll out flat onto your baking sheet Cover the dough with – Sour cream – Pepper – Salt Slice Vidalia onion very thin and spread onto pizza dough Add 4 pieces of raw bacon cut into bits Read more »

EZ Muffin-Tin Homemade Donuts

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2 3/4 C AP flour 1/4 C corn starch 1 C sugar 1 TBL baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 1 C buttermilk 8 TBL (1 stick) melted butter whisked into the buttermilk 2 eggs plus one yolk Combine wet and dry ingredients Do not overmix Read more »

Beef Belly Tacos

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Plate of Cow – Belly – or short ribs (same thing) Cut into 1 inch steaks, then into 2 inch strips, then into 2 inch cubes Add to Dutch oven 2 TBL lard or renderings from three strips of bacon Add cubes of meat and sear them on all sides Read more »

Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions

by September 18, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions Mujaddara from 13th Century Mesopotamia One pound of Vadallia onions . Sliced Toss in 1 tsp salt Microwave 3 minutes Yogurt Sauce 1/2 C plain yogurt 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp minced garlic 1 TBL lemon juice Mix and refrigerate Rinse Read more »

Simple Salsa

by September 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.

2 tomatillos (eight pieces) 2 roma tomatos (eight pieces each) 2 jalapeƱos (opt: seeds and vein removed) 1/2 onion (eight pieces) 1 bunch cilantro (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (each halved) 1 tsp ground cumin Zest and Juice from 2 limes Pulse all in a food processor until you get the Read more »

Salsa Boracha

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Salsa Boracha Cut one onion and heat in EVOO over medium heat for 8-10 minutes Add four cloves chopped garlic Add to pan and continue cooking another minute Add 1 C dark beer OR 1/2 C each tequila and orange juice – beer will give you a rustic yeasty taste Read more »

Cheese Souffle

by September 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Grease a 2 quart baking dish Dust the dish with Parmesan cheese Optionally, you can use individual ramekin dishes for personal souffles EGGS Separate egg whiles from yolks – This works better when the eggs are cold – set aside CHEESE MIXTURE Mix 6 oz grated Gruyere cheese and 5 Read more »

Guinness Beef Stew

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Use only the whole uncut Chuck Eye Roast – the shoulder Don’t use “pieces” called stew meat – they are usually unknown cuts of meat Cut Chuck into 1.5 inch pieces Heat 3 TBL EVOO in Dutch oven Brown pieces of meat in the hot oil Remove meat and set Read more »

Tres Leches Cake

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14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 12 oz can of Evaporated Milk 1 C heavy cream Evaporated Milk invented by Gail Bordon in the 1856 Eagle Brand Evaporated milk came up with shelf-stable milk in the 1880’s Carnation Company came up with the basis for this recipe Sweetened Read more »

Irish Brown Quick Bread

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Combine dry ingredients 1.5 C whole wheat flour 2 C AP white flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1.5 tsp salt 3 TBL sugar 1/2 C toasted wheat germ – – – – – – – 1.75 C cold buttermilk 2 TBL melted butter – – Read more »