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Chris Rawstern
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My name is Chris (Hromish) Rawstern, I have been on a cooking and baking journey for 40+ years
My name is Chris (Hromish) Rawstern, I have been on a cooking and baking journey for 40+ years

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Long Time Favorite Cake is Back
First off, I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day. It doesn't matter if you sat at home with someone you love doing nothing at all spectacular, or whether you went out and splurged big time, or if you chose to catch up on some "me" time. The idea ...

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Chiles Rellenos at Last
Most in the U.S. know chiles rellenos (or "stuffed peppers") as being stuffed with gooey melted cheese. I cannot say if this is "the" Mexican way to make them, or if it is something Tex-Mex that came about with time, or even if they make them this way in Me...

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Indian Chicken Kebabs are a Real Hit
As a caveat, before I even begin, I just want to say that I tend to go to extremes in my quest for making things from scratch. Because of this, though our dinner last evening was simple, in the sense of a kebab in the shape of a hot dog, a chutney to go alo...

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Peaches and Mascarpone Spelled Dessert
Last week I had planned to make a cake and ice it with (what I thought was) a recipe using mascarpone cheese. I bought two containers of mascarpone just for this. Until I went to the recipe to see what else was in it - only to find it had no mascarpone at a...

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Oldie but Goodie Quiche Alsacienne
You may wonder why "Quiche Alsacienne ". Maybe you have never heard of it?  According to my 1966 version of "The Joy of Cooking," it states that Quiche Lorraine (which most people HAVE heard of) is made with bacon, eggs and cheese. If onions are added, it i...

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Today is my 66th birthday. I feel better than ever and love each year's new knowledge. I am amazingly lucky in life and love and am grateful for everyone in my life.
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White Cake White Icing
I absolutely LOVE white cake with white icing. I do not often indulge this love, primarily because not everyone loves white cake and white icing the way I do. Secondarily, I try not to get carried away making cakes, which are possibly my favorite of dessert...

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Winefest Was a Great Success
It's taken me a couple of days to wind down after spending a few very focused weeks prepping for this years Winefest Renaissance, held for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen. The Winefest event was held on April 9th at the Ward Hotel downtown,...

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Two Fabulous New Cheesecakes
Cheesecakes are terribly rich. This is what makes them so exceptionally tasty, of course. So when I was asked to make two cheesecakes for Easter dinner I was surprised. Finding that there were to be three others besides, just blew me away. Granted, there we...

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A New and Different Red Italian Wine
A few days back I wrote about selecting the wines for my wine and food pairing at the Winefest Renaissance coming up on April 9th. As it turned out, the two Italian red win es I chose were not going to be available after all, so I spoke with the wine repres...
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