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Barb Freda
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Old Recipes, New Tricks?
Sometimes I do get stuck in a rut with cooking, if you can believe it. The family has flown, and we tend to get a bit boring with the usual dishes for dinner around here. But my friend Kerrie made a leg of lamb a few months ago that was falling off the bone...

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Peel that Egg!
A story is making its way around my facebook feed about how to peel hardboiled eggs. From the odd ("blow" the egg out...meh. Why bother?) to the maybe scientific (add baking soda to the water), I wanted to know this, especially since just about two weeks ag...

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Still missing Rick and David..and Tea and Dad
For four years running, I posted this post, or a variation of it (last year, I had to include Rick..)...Just a reminder, that to honor the people we love, we should live well. Take care of ourselves. Enjoy the sun, the rain, the snow, the ocean, the lakes, ...

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5 Surprising Things I Make at Home
Bit by bit, I find I don't want to buy much from the stores these days--I always think I could make it better myself...so here are a few gourmet items I make at home--and I am lazy--these are easy. 1.  Limoncello. I spent a while creating recipes for Anova ...

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What's on Your Christmas Cookie Tray?
Poor little lonely blog...what HAVE I been cooking? Not enough new, I guess, but it is Christmas, and I am ready to bake (look out world...) On My list: Brown Butter Shortbread Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Martha Stewart's Chocolate Espresso Shortbreads...

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Visiting Victoria and Vancouver:The Food Version
  What a treat...We got to spend a week in British Columbia. We went from Victoria to Vancouver to Whistler to Williams Lake (over the Duffy Lake Road) back to Vancouver by way of Fraser Canyon. Spectacular scenery everywhere...the BEST time spent with a gr...

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Milanesa...The Secret at Last!
Perfect Milanesa Every Time So hands down, one of my favorite dishes in Uruguay and Argentina is the milanesa, a steak pounded thin, breaded and fried--simple milanesa is served with a wedge of lemon. Milanesa napolitana is served with tomato sauce and chee...

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Summer Eats
Wow. I am not sure how so many weeks have passed without a post. I have been developing lots of recipes and pursuing some tech writing, too, rewarding my inner geek. But in the meantime, here are some of the other things I've been up to in photo form... I c...

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And then there were two sisters.
Baking Bread In Memory: David and Tea I've lost these two in the past three years. Miss them both. Three years ago today, David died. So I  bake on May 20. Today, I might be on overload, making bread AND pizza. But it makes me happy and makes think of David...

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Goetz's Caramel Creams..my taste o Nostalgia..
so, I remember getting th se creamy-centered caramels for Halloween DECADES ago...here is something about this combo I live because of the textural shift of caramel and melty cream..it is the same now as it was then. I love the story..family-owned for 120 y...
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