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This is my first attempt at biscotti, or in this case, cantuccini, the "official" biscotti for dunking in coffee or tea. So easy to make and so yummy. In an airtight container, they last for up to four weeks. So good. 

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/cantuccini-almond-biscotti.html

#biscotti   #cantuccini   #almonds   #tuesdayswithdorie   #italianfood  
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Black Pepper Taralli, an Italian snack cracker. They are little curled breadsticks made with flour, semolina, and wine! Super crunchy and great for dips.

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/black-pepper-taralli.html

#breadsticks   #pretzels   #italianfood   #appetizerrecipes  
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Thanks +Marie Bialek 
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Thai-flavored pork belly skewers! Just tried a new book, Grill to Perfection from two champion pit masters! Amazing flavor!

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/thai-flavored-pork-belly-skewers.html
#barbecue #porkbelly #Asian
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I am a Muslim and I love bacon and pork belly.... and on top of that some beer, hey call me what ever but love pork and that looks awesome
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Spelt and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread. Spelt you ask? It's an ancient grain with a wonderful nutty flavor. This bread is made totally by hand. No mixer required. 

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/spelt-and-whole-wheat-sourdough-bread.html

#bread   #sourdoughbread   #spelt  
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Thanks everyone! 
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Thanks +Dick Bolles 
 
Heart-broken.

That's how the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, described his feelings about the latest Fort Hood shooting.
Me too. I noticed tears running down my face too as I thought of the distressed families, not the least the widow of the shooter, who thought they were safe here on U.S. soil—but they weren't. And now they weep, uncontrollably.

And the shooter was a veteran. That'll set the hiring of veterans back for a bit, for sure. Employer to recruiter: "Nice guy, would be a great asset here, but he's a veteran; remember that Ft. Hood shooting? You never know."

Actually, we do know. Some things. For example, we know that four out of five vets returning from Afghanistan or Iraq do NOT have post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). And for those who do, work is actually therapeutic and healing.

And we know that if a civilian goes berserk, employers don't stop hiring civilians. They don't even hesitate. But if a veteran kills someone, it definitely affects the hiring of veteran among some—I emphasize "some"—employers, who in their heart of hearts, alone and late at night, confess to the stars and God that they do tend to think of veterans as "damaged goods." "And Ft. Hood just proves it."

In high school algebra I learned mathematical "arguments" which always said, at the end, Q.E.D. That's shorthand for the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum" which translates as "which was to be proved" or more loosely, "which we set out to prove." Some employers read the story of Ft. Hood and nod to themselves, "Q.E.D." which we may translate as "just as I thought." There was a prejudice already there; Ft. Hood didn't create it. Employers—some employers—already thought so.

Hiring is always risky. Any employee may become a problem. If you are an employer you have to take that risk.

In the wake of Ft. Hood, we don't need braver soldiers. We need braver employers.
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This is a story of Vietnam vets, too. Forever marked and prejudiced against.
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Another wonderful #twelveloaves  bread flavored with oranges. This one is from +Felice Geoghegan and looks simply amazing and delicious. 
 
Orange Pull-Apart Bread baked for the April Orange #TwelveLoaves challenge. One bite is an amazing mouthful of textures - the crunch from the outside of the bread, the soft, pillowy interior, the sweet tang of the orange sugar, and the sweetness of the icing. 

Recipe here ❥ http://bit.ly/Obho2J

#twelveloaves   #bread   #oranges   #baking  
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This edamame noodle salad is so refreshing and a total snap to put together. The citrus and soy sauce dressing with garlic and sesame oil is so flavorful. 

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/edamame-noodle-salad.html

#asianfood   #noodles   #saladrecipes   #pastarecipes   #edamame  
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So colorful & healthy! <3
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This chocolate coconut cake from +Roxana Yawgel looks so moist and delicious! I could just reach into the screen and take a piece. 
 
Chocolate coconut cake - less than 5 minutes of prep time, no mixer needed!  

Get the recipe http://roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-coconut-cake-recipe/

Join this month our #chocolateparty  We have lots of chocolate and coconut goodies 
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delicious!!!
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Norwegian potato lefse! I had no idea! These are soooo good. You really need to try making them at least once!

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2014/04/potato-lefse-tuesdays-with-dorie.html

#lefse   #tuesdayswithdorie     #flatbreadrecipes  
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Thanks +Joy Bee ! All of my friends of Norwegian descent were all over these and thought that they had to have all of the gadgets. And smaller is sooo much easier!
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Are you ready to get out your grill? This Grilled Zucchini Salad from +Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez looks amazing. 
 
Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon Zest and Sea Salt - a stop on the Grill To Perfect blog tour
http://www.girlichef.com/2014/04/Grilled-Zucchini-Salad-Sea-Salt-Lemon-Zest.html

#zucchinirecipes   #grillingrecipes   #vegetarianrecipes   #cookbookreview  
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Such a great photo +Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
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Cantuccini - Almond Biscotti #TuesdayswithDorie
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According to Dorie Greenspan, Cantuccini is the true name for what we think of as biscotti. All Italian cookies are called biscotti (biscuit

Edamame Noodle Salad
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This Edamame Noodle Salad is so bright and fresh tasting. The dressing is flavored from a combination of fresh tangelo juice and the zest of

Black Pepper Taralli
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Taralli are a southern Italian snack that is kind of a cross between a looped breadstick and a pretzel. They look like tiny bagels, but they

Thai-Flavored Pork Belly Skewers
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These Thai-Flavored Pork Belly Skewers are ridiculous. Beyond amazing. Seriously delicious. Happy dance good. I am not an expert in grilling

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream with Macadamia Nuts
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This chocolate coconut ice cream with macadamia nuts not only contains shredded coconut, it also is made with coconut milk. With the macadam

100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread | Avid Bakers Challenge
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This whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread is supposed to have a symmetrical coil of cinnamon filling. It looks like mine kind of went rogue. I b

Spelt and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
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This is Spelt and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread. Spelt you ask? What is that? It is an ancient grain now grown mostly in Europe. You can purch

Five Spice Chicken with Sugar Snaps | Wok Wednesdays
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This Five Spice Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas has 13 ingredients. Guess what? I had all of them in my pantry and refrigerator except the chic

Pizza di Pasqua - Easter Pizza for #TwelveLoaves
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This Pizza di Pasqua is traditionally served only on Easter morning in areas of central Italy (at least according to the interwebs). It is i

Potato Lefse | Tuesdays with Dorie
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Potato lefse is a Norwegian flat bread that is rolled out very thinly, and then baked on a very hot griddle. The flatbread begins with mashe

Baby Baked Beef Burritos
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These little beef burritos are filled with spicy beef, jalapeño, onions, black beans, corn, cheese, and a mix of herbs and spices, and they

Water-Proofed Bread | A Sweet Brioche
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This water proofed bread is enriched with eggs, milk, and sugar, and tastes amazing slathered in jam. It's kind of a cross between brioche a

White Bread and Skillet Pizza with 80% Biga
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Why is this bread called white bread with 80% biga? Because 80% of the dough is biga. That clears it up, right? No? All righty then. I guess

Green Tea Ice Cream | Scoop Adventures Cookbook Giveaway
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This Green Tea Ice Cream has a lovely herbal sweetness. The color and flavor come from matcha, a bright green powdered tea. If I had to pick

Harvest Bread with Poolish
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Harvest Bread with Poolish. Poolish? It is a sponge or preferment of half flour and water, and a tiny bit of yeast that is mixed up and allo

Barbecued Pork Lo Mein | Wok Wednesdays
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This barbecued pork lo mein kind of makes me feel like a college student. Why you ask? Because the cold noodles in the leftovers from this d

Chocolate Espresso White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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The recipe for these chocolate espresso white chocolate chunk cookies calls for just 1/4 C plus 1 T of flour... for 24 three inch cookies. H

Carrot Soup Garnished with Bacon
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This carrot soup is so easy to make and pretty healthy too (okay, okay, if you skip the bacon). You can whip it up in about 30 minutes, and

White Bread with Poolish
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The crust of this White Bread with Poolish crackles for days after the bread emerges from the oven. This usually happens when the crust is t

Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
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This week's Wok Wednesdays dish was supposed to be stir-fried yau choi. In this case I substituted baby bok choy. My excuse reason? I am lat