Lemon Meringue Pie

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I am posting this recipe for a pal that I work with. The lemon meringue pie is definitely a kitchen project that has techniques that need some mastering. It is a good project to master as it builds the techniques that form the basis for many upper level baking and candy projects. I will not

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Butter Nut Squash Pie

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Butternut Squash Pie is that one pie that can make me want to have more than one pie choice on the table during the holidays. Both the pumpkin pie and the sweet potato pie catch my fancy….but butternut pie is the razz. Let’s make a Butternut Squash Pie! Butter Nut Squash Pie 1 1/2 cups

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Butternut Squash Casserole…YUM

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I really like working with butternut squash. It is a good looking menu item, cooks up great and tastes smooth and earthy. I have several recipes that I use regularly to share. Let’s Make Butternut Squash Casserole. Butter Nut Squash Casserole RECIPE 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 (about 2 1/2 pound) butternut

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St Patty Day Menu

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St Patty’s Day has a huge impact on the sale of brisket, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. I must raise my hand and state that the gal went shopping and bought herself some corned beef. I know you are wanting to ask me “what is corned beef”? Go ahead and read on… I will help you

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Bread Baking Evening

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Last evening I made my weekly batch of mini baguettes. The house smelled that usual “eat the air” wonderful that you get when the bread is baking. Cannot emphasize more that anyone with some desire to enjoy that fresher, healthier bread choice, can easily make rolls, loaves, baguettes and boules. I bake for a week

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Dad versus Mom in the Kitchen

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If you ever want to see some real competition, as if the Olympics has come to Saratoga Springs NY, you might like to catch a glimpse of my parents cooking at the holidays. My dad is an awesome kitchen perfectionist. He works diligently to make his menus perfect in both eye appeal and taste. I

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Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

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I have a small home smoker that offers some cooking pleasure throughout the year. The Mrs requests some smoked macaroni and cheese. I have been playing around with the smoking technique and have a decent handle on how to get some smoke to roll over my tin pan of mac and cheese with out destroying the dish.

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