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San Francisco Sourdough

On our vacation to San Francisco we encountered the Boudin Sourdough Bread Company.  They have a walk through tour where you can watch them making and shaping the bread.  They also have a basket ride for their bread that travels the whole store and stops by the  counter for the attendant to restock.  Pretty clever I…

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Stroll down memory lane

Here is an article that I submitted for publication to Food and Spirits Magazine back in the day. Since I have been too busy to make anything new and interesting, a little something to “chew” on until I do. Scallops, Not Just for the Coasts Stephanie Slyter In our traditional cow-town there are a few…

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Green Tomatoes

End of garden blues, or rather greens (tomatoes that is), Had some hard frosts get to the garden tomatoes and need some ideas with what to do with them. I plan on making some of them fried, and then there is pickles, but I like trying new things so if you have an interesting recipe…

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Pita Bread (Gyros)

In order to have a proper gyro you need pita bread. They are fairly easy to make and they are really cool to watch bake. They puff up like huge oyster crackers in the oven. This bread is a great alternative to sandwich bread, due to that pocket that happens naturally in the baking process. You…

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Chocolate Carmels

I absolutely love these things, they are just like crack to me. They are chewy and chocolatey; just like eating hot fudge. The recipe is easy to make and has just a few ingredients. And, on a hot summer day you won’t have to heat up your kitchen. They last a long time, if you…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Another blog on sweet potatoes? Why not, they are delicious and not just for Thanksgiving. This is the perfect dish to make after baking some sweet potatoes for another reason, like the sweet baked potato blog or making sweet potato bundt cakes in the “Season with Sage” cookbook that you can order by following the…

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Pesto Panini

These tasty little sandwiches are a favorite at my house.  That means its a great recipe, because my family is ultra-finnicky. I developed it for my middle daughter when she wasn’t eating meat, and loved pesto. A few years ago I planted about 6 basil plants, crazy I know but I did. So I had…

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Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

There is a commercial bakery in Omaha that makes a loaf of bread that I love, love, love. Their name is Rotella, and it isn’t their italian bread that’s my favorite, it’s their marble rye. I have seen this same bread used at Arby’s with their reuben sandwich. The reason I love this bread is that it’s…

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Custom Pizza

My girls love buffalo wings, and bbq chicken. I wanted pizza, so we compromised I made buffalo chicken pizza and bbq chicken pizza. I would normally make my own dough, but it was already 7 pm when I came up with this idea, and I still needed to defrost chicken. So I used a pre-made crust…

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