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Dan Lepard’s Starter and a No-Knead Sourdough Bread

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I would love to be able to show you a picture of the bread I baked yesterday but for one thing, the bread is all gone. For another, the bread ended up looking rather homely due to the fact I didn't take into account the amount of time required to do the recipe properly. Oops. To the ...

Best Spicy Mayo EVER

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We're starting back eating from the diabetic cookbook I got a coon's age ago and last night's meal was Smokin' Turkey Sandwiches. What made the sandwich a better than normal sandwich was the bread was a french-style bread that was toasted and a spicy mayo--hence the name of the sandwich. Since I've never been known ...

Step By Step Easy Sun Dried Tomatoes Recipe

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The first time I saw a jar of oil covered sun dried tomatoes, I knew something was very, very wrong. Those weren't tomatoes! Those things looked like a tomato and a raisin had produced some sort of unnatural baby. And then I tried one. I quickly converted to the side of tomato raisin babies. Unfortunately, sun dried ...

Braided Easter Egg Bread Recipe

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Baked Easter Egg Bread

I said yesterday I'd give you the recipe for the Easter Egg Bread I made so here ya go. I've had this recipe kicking around for a while but I already had a braided bread that I make a lot so I figured I didn't need another one. I was so wrong. Trust me. Yum. The fun ...

Frozen Raspberry Streusel Muffins

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I have about two gallons of frozen raspberries left after my rather unfortunate foray into the world of stupidly restrictive diets. I don't use raspberries. I don't really eat raspberries. Raspberries will stain just about anything so I don't particularly like for the kids to eat raspberries. Because of all those factors, the raspberries hang out ...

Sunday Dinner Roast with Lawhorns

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One of my favorite things to cook is a roast. Part of it comes from the lazy two-thirds of me but it's also due to the fact cooking something low and slow develops flavors and you go from having a hunk of meat to having dinner. When I first bring a roast home from the store, ...

Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos

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Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup Sauza Gold Tequila 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 2 tbsp orange zest salt to taste pepper to taste 2 fresh lime wedges for serving 4-6 corn tortillas 1 avocado cut into slices Directions: Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on all sides. Combine chicken, tequila, lime juice and orange zest in small shallow dish. Cover and ...

Love Is… Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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Like a margarita but you add chocolate. Ingredients: 3 parts chocolate milk (store bought or homemade) 1 part Sauza® Silver Tequila 1 part strawberry puree or daiquiri mix Chocolate covered strawberry for garnish Method: Combine chilled chocolate milk, Sauza and strawberry puree in a tall glass. Stir vigorously to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a chocolate covered strawberry.

Perfect Easy Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Roasted chicken is one of those simple dishes a lot of people don't seem to be able to master. Since whole chickens are a great way of stretching your "meat budget," it stands to reason you should know how to cook one and cook it well. Ina Garten's Perfect Roast Chicken is my go-to recipe anytime I ...

Yogurt Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe

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When I was a lot younger than I am now, my mom was given some sourdough starter and she made copious amounts of sourdough bread. One of the best things in the world? Taking a piece of still-warm sourdough bread and burring your nose in it. Trust me. Then the plague hit Mom's starter and all ...