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Another Tuesday, and another essential cooking technique. Today’s post is done with help from my friend Melissa, who bakes amazing bread. So, with her help, we’re going to learn how to make a yeast bread.

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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Baking, Cooking Basics

 

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Chicken Pot Pies

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My friend Denise makes amazing pot pies. I occasionally pull them out as emergency I-don’t-want-to-cook food, and have had a number of requests for the recipes. So with Denise’s help, here it is. Also, the filling makes quite a bit. We did a double batch when I took these photos, and had to do multiple batches of crust to make all the pies. So I’m afraid that the dough and the filling amounts don’t match, but trust me, you’ll WANT extra of these pies. Speaking of which, I think I need to go get one myself for lunch…

First, we’ll make the crust dough. In a large bowl, combine butter, flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut together with a pastry blender until the butter is in small crumbs.

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Entree

 

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Mini Mint Chocolate Brownies

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In honor of the upcoming Superbowl, and because I haven’t posted a dessert since before Christmas, here’s something for your sweet tooth. Speaking of the Superbowl, might I also suggest these recipes: home-made salsa, chipotle spiced nuts, and chorizo-filled phyllo shells.

Start by microwaving a mix of unsweetened chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips on 50% power until shiny and melting. Stir to melt, then stir in softened butter.

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Stir in some brown sugar, making sure it’s smooth and there are no brown sugar lumps.

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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Dessert

 

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Oven Baked Ribs

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I love ribs. They’re absolutely one of my favorite dishes to cook, and I always cook them on a wood pellet bbq for 5 hours until they’re smoky and tender and falling off the bone. Recently, though, I adapted the recipe for an oven specifically to share with you all. It may not have that wonderful smoke flavor of real bbq, but it’s still pretty darn good, and doesn’t involve going out in the rain and cold in the winter, which is a bonus.

Start by preheating an oven to 225°F then removing the memberane on the back of the ribs. I’ve seen a number of methods suggested for doing this, I just pry it up with a fingernail on one edge of the ribs, grip it with a paper towel for better grip, and carefully peel it off the whole rack.

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Next I apply a dry rub to the whole thing. You should probably prepare ahead of time and wrap the ribs in saran wrap and refrigerated for a few hours then let them sit out and reach room temperature, but I almost never have that kind of time, so I just apply the rub and cook.

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Entree

 

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Recently for Christmas, I searched out four different chocolate chip cookie recipes to bake, and this was the general favorite. I’m not done with my search yet, but it’s certainly a great cookie and I’ve already had requests for another batch.

So, to start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper or fabulous, wonderful silpats.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, or a simple spoon, cream together butter and sugar.

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Next, beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix well each time.

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Dessert

 

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Individual Apple Cranberry Crisps

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With all the cold, rainy weather we’re having lately I had a craving for a nice apple crisp of some kind. Cranberries sounded like a nice tart addition, so I decided on those as well. So I found a good basic recipe via Taste of Home, and tweaked it to be individual ramekins. Plus, I added vanilla, because… well, vanilla!

Start by slicing a bunch of apples and add in some cranberries.

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Add in some sugar, flour, vanilla, and a bit of orange or lemon zest if you happen to have some laying around (I used orange).

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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Dessert

 

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