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Doug DeFrees
Creative Team Leader with a Community Service Focus
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Recipe Notes: January 2017
8 January 2017 Smoky the Meat Loaf Recipe from Everyday Cook  by Alton Brown, 2016, p. 67. A similar version of this recipe is available online. I like meat loaf, both the first time and as a leftover. For Christmas I got a new book and decided to try this ...

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Recipe Notes: December 2016
11 December 2016 Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili Recipe from America's Test Kitchen For a busy winter weekend a simple chili, that I could make in advance, is a good choice. We had vegetarian company so I needed to find vegetarian chili. Searching on the America...

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Recipe Notes: November 2016
13 November 2016 Deep-Dish Apple Pie Recipe from Cook's Illustrated Baking Book, 2013,  p. 378 I don't make pies as often as I might because I lack confidence in my pastry skills. I just cannot roll out the dough to form a nice circle of uniform thickness! ...

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Recipe Notes: October 2016
16 October 2016 Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices Recipe from January 2016 Cook's Illustrated Soup is a favorite cool-weather dish, perfect for low temperatures and rainy days, for lunch or dinner. Homemade soup is generally preferred to canned, tho...

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Recipe Notes: September 2016
10 September 2016 Almost No-Knead Sourdough Bread Recipe from September 2016 Cook's Illustrated I have my own variation of the Cook's Illustrated recipe for Almost No-Knead Bread to make a sourdough loaf. I replace some of the water with an equal volume of ...

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Notes: August 2016
3 August 2016 White Sandwich Bread Recipe from KQED Our local PBS station is not often a source of recipes, but this one is quite good. I had been making sandwich bread using an easy, two-hour recipe . The bread tastes good and easy to make, but it doesn't ...

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Notes: July 2016
24 June, 2016 "Santa Rosa Plum Compote" Recipe from Epicurious.com This was a good way to preserve excess plums from our one plum tree. By no means is it better than eating the ripe plums right off of the tree. It is probably also not as good as using the p...

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Notes: June 2016
5 June 2016 "Skillet-Roasted Chicken in Lemon Sauce" Recipe from the June 2016 Cook's Illustrated This recipe for lemon chicken is inspired by a famous dish at Rao's, a famous Italian restaurant in New York City. (Nope, I had never heard of it.) We like the...

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Notes: May 2016
1 May 2016 "Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers" Recipe from August 2012  Cook's Country I like onions and I like burgers and I like them together so this recipe seemed worth trying. Onions are cut up, salted and squeezed to remove water, then pressed into a hambu...

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Notes: April 2016
10 April 2016 "Sunday Supper: Sloppy Joes" Recipe from Serious Eats I am trying another Sloppy Joe recipe, one of many that I have tried and blogged about. My favorite is still the family recipe from my Aunt Peg. This one is similar in its simplicity to tha...
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