Lemon Poppy Seed Scone

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I am deeply attracted to the taste that lemon and poppy seed offer to baked sweets. I made a batch of scones on Saturday morning and ate another this morning with my cup of coffee before going to work. I will share with you my recipe. It is straight forward with no frills or tricks

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Sausage Breakfast Gravy

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I am not a great breakfast cook…but I am a decent chef and have the understandings that most learned chef’s develop as they grow up culinary and move through the education process. Gravy is a foundation menu item. Every cook should have some skill here and whip it out as needed and apply it to

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I can go round and round on a topic of desserts and coffee sweets  but nothing serves my tastes better than a biscotti or scone. When I owned my coffee shop, my Mom made these treats for the shop and I just fell in love with them. I wrote the recipes for the shop that

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Chicken Parmesian

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Chicken Parmesan is a great meal where you can showcase the pasta sauce that I have posted. The breaded chicken can be served in a sandwich or over pasta….or with rice. Let’s prep some cutlets and make a meal for two. I just served this a few weeks ago to my gal and she has

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Spaghetti Sauce (Pasta Sauce)

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I make my own tomato based pasta and pizza sauces. I am the master of my mouth and know exactly what I like. Making a pasta sauce that you will love is easy. Let’s make some. I use a good canned tomato sauce as the base. I keep a small case of the 15oz cans

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The Pierogi

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My Grandma might call a pierogi by another name, varenyky. This is a boiled dumpling to a Ukrainian. A Russian family might consider¬†a pierogi a “baked pastry”. I do believe that today it is more or less globally accepted that the boiled dumpling represents the pierogi or pirogi (depending on where you are from). Grandma

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