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Summer Rose
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Great Northern Brownies
I like this version of bean-based brownies better than the black bean versions out there. Great Northern beans are very subtle and less noticeable than black beans or chick peas. Even cannellini beans have a stronger flavor. These brownies are a bit cake-li...

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Green Soup
This is a recipe that highlights flexibility and resourcefulness, which are two of my favorite characteristics. It's also simple, comforting, and delicious with cheese and crackers, similar to tomato soup. I usually make green soup in tandem with poached ch...

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Xocolatl Fried Plantain Pfannkuchen
Ingredients: For Fried Plantain Filling 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 large black ripe plantain Splash of rum (white, dark, or spiced) Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne to taste For Xocolatl Pfannkuchen 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (used special dark c...

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Banana Nut Granola
This wonderful smelling recipe is modified from my new favorite blog: http://theporridgepot.com/2014/05/17/spiced-banana-bread-granola/ Ingredients: 2 large ripe bananas 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil) 1 Tbsp molasses 1 Tbsp vanilla 3 cups oats...

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Schokoladen-Pfannkuchen (German Chocolate Pancake)
My mom's signature dish, from the cookbook that came with her Oster Kitchen Center some 30+ years ago, is Apple Pfannkuchen. My baby sister just came home from college and begged mom to make it, proving that it's highly requested around here even today. I d...

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Schokoladen-Pfannkuchen (German Chocolate Pancake)
My mom's signature dish, from the cookbook that came with her Oster Kitchen Center some 30+ years ago, is Apple Pfannkuchen. My 20 year old sister just came home from college last weekend and begged mom to make this comfort food for her. Now, I don't claim ...

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Inexpensive Dried Mushrooms - Dehydrated Dish #4
Sometimes a recipe for stock or soup will call for dried mushrooms. Drying your own is much cheaper than buying them that way at the store. They can run $5/ounce ($80/lb!!). I used 1lb white button mushrooms. Unless you are a mushroom aficionado and can tel...

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Apple Pastries
These wonderful treats are the result of my efforts to replicate toaster pastries, which are a great vice of mine. I finally nailed them. Ingredients: Crust 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2" pieces (2 sticks) 1/2 cup yogurt or sour ...

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Buffalo Chicken Bites
Broccoli redeems anything. Ingredients: Wet 2 cloves minced garlic 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick) Buffalo style hot sauce (I use Tabasco or Frank's) to taste (I used about a tablespoon + more on top) Dry 1 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs (then season them ...
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