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Lemon Tea Cookies

…great for any season of the year; light and refreshing to beat the summer heat and the brightness of the lemon give’s one hope for warmer weather in the dead of winter. Continue reading

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Shrimp Étouffée

It’s a challenge to be a shellfish lover living in the Midwest, where finding good-quality and reasonably-priced seafood at the local markets is not common.  When I can find a deal on wild caught shrimp or lobster, I will occasionally … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Parmesan and Herb Crackers

This is more than a recipe post.  It’s a small epiphany about why making homemade crackers is a great way for home cooks to learn (or improve) key techniques in the kitchen. I’ve become hooked on making these.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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New England Clam Chowder

Here’s my simple version of Clam Chowder.  Canned clams are available anywhere, so they are the most practical for the average home cook (especially those of us living in the middle part of the country).  Notice that I make use … Continue reading

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Home-Built Burgers

Anyone can choose a burger from an endless stream of great diners, pubs and restaurants, but there is something about the satisfaction of building your own that can’t be beat. Homemade burgers can become a passion, just like making the … Continue reading

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English Muffin Toasting Bread

I absolutely love making bread, especially when it’s as easy as this recipe.  No kneading, only one required dough rise, and no special equipment needed.  This quick-to-make recipe can be mixed, proofed and baked in less than a couple of hours.   Since … Continue reading

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

This is an easy corn muffin recipe, with a sweeter flavor and deeper color.  This could work as a stand-alone breakfast muffin, as well as a side for many entrees.  It’s one of those recipes that you make and have … Continue reading

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