Cream of Turkey Mushroom Soup

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Growing up with my Mom has offered some exciting and fantastic menus and recipes that can often amaze my dinner guests. I have really loved the traditional soups that Mom made where she took what seemed like scraps and made them taste so good. i will always love her age old recipe for Cream of

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Pretzels and Pretzel Bread

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A few months ago I did a real big kitchen study on bagels and pretzels. They both have similar roots and if we follow the history, the bread masters of yester-year came over in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s from Poland, Ukraine, Germany and Russia bringing to the United States a great skill that

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Apple Cider Doughnuts

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I have had apple cider doughnuts several times in my life. The last time I had these that made me rethink about making a few dozens was on a trip through Vermont.  My gal and I went cycling in Stowe Vermont and on that trip we visited the Cold Hollow Cider Mill just outside of

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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I have deep roots in Ukrainian cooking. My mom, Mildred Shpak Gosselin, was born in the US from two Ukrainian immigrants. Grandma could hardly speak English and Grandpa was well versed. They lived in NYC their whole lives and for the most part, the daughters, Julie, Millie (my mom) and Patty had passed forward some

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Old Fashion Doughnuts

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I have had a real hankering for a decent doughnut. In the 1970’s when I stomped the streets of Saratoga Springs, Dunkin Doughnuts made a great fresh doughnut. I would go up to the Broadway store and grab a counter spot and have a chocolate honey dipped that was warm and so good that you

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Quick Americanized Stir Fry

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If you are following my posts. You may already have determined that I like to create dishes that make my work from stove to table  in less than an hour (most cases a half hour). A stir fry is a great tasty and filling example of  a meal that satisfies all the categories that define a healthy choice.

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Scones are all gone

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I am prepping for work this morning and the last lemon poppy seed scone has fallen by the way side to that cup of morning coffee. The Saturday created batch of scones and biscotti are at the end of a nice treat week for myself and my taste testing panel. My pal Cliff has had

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