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I’m a wife, mother, pastry chef and amatuer gardner. I travel as much as possible, can what I grow, and taste as many new things as possible.

Apricot Danish

I love all things sweet for breakfast, like danish, doughnuts, muffins, scones, and pop tarts, the chocolate ones. Anyway, I also like to make laminated dough, not a common thing even among pastry chefs.  It takes a long time and it’s a lot easier to just buy the dough or even just buy the danish…

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Cinnamon Rolls

Some of the sweet options in this recipe could be to use different spices, like ginger with dried apples, or lemon zest with dried blueberries, or white chocolate pieces with dried cranberries. Or better yet, the best of both worlds, bacon and maple rolls! Oh the endless possibilities, I love baking. Ingredients 16.125 oz bread…

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Egg Salad

Egg salad is not really a glamorous sandwich like the turkey club, but its tasty and packed full of protein. Since I’m a texture girl, I like my egg salad chunky with pieces of onion and sometimes celery. I don’t like it bland either, I made homemade mayonnaise or rather an aoli (mayo with garlic) so it…

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Cornbread Muffins

Most cornbread recipes result in a dry and tasteless muffin.  This one is different. I think the secret is sugar and creamed corn. It is light, but moist and has little pieces of corn and is slightly sweet. I have only made these as muffins, however, you could probably adapt it to a 9 x…

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Eggplant Parmigano

Eggplant…eewww! That’s what most people say, anyway. It can be awful, bitter and mushy, if it isn’t treated right.  But if you do eggplant right its creamy and delicious. Making eggplant taste good begins with picking a younger or smaller specimen.  It would not have had as much time to make seeds, which is where the…

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Quiche

Quiche is a versatile pie. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and a plethora of veggie, meat and cheese combinations. It has a beautiful crust called pate brisee that bakes up flaky but will hold up to the liquid filling by blind baking it first. Make sure when changing the fillings that the veggies are sautéed…

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Savory French Toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  No matter what time I eat my first meal, 6am up to noon-ish, I want breakfast.  I usually want something sweet, like doughnuts, but occasionally I try to add more nutrition to my day. The french toast part of this equation is the same, it’s just the…

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Chocolate Rose

If you like Tootsie rolls, you will love these chocolate clay roses. It isn’t hard to make either; really if you can manipulate play dough, you can do this.  And, if you mess up you just eat your mistakes. You can make them in all different colors and sizes.  You can also use this clay to…

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French Macrons

Macrons are one of my favorite cookies in the whole world. I’m a texture person. I like how they are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, and the creaminess of the buttercream. Yum! This can be a versatile recipe if you are careful with the ingredients.  When switching out the…

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Black Bean Tortilla

These are the best tortillas I have ever tasted, and wonderfully easy to make if you have a food processor. I used them to make chicken fajitas. Yum!! Flour black bean tortillas Ingredients 3 cups unbleached (or all-purpose flour) ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup canned black beans, drained 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil 2/3…

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