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Eggnog French Toast

Bought a little too much eggnog this year?  It may be a little too calorie dense to drink in abandon, but a little goes a long way in adding a special flair to french toast. The beauty of this recipe is you prepare it in the evening, refrigerate it overnight and wake up to an […]

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Gobbler Cakes

It doesn’t get much simpler than this!  After all that exhausting Thanksgiving Day preparation and cooking, here’s an easy-to-make, savory treat. Ingredients 1 large egg 2 cups cooked stuffing 1-1/4 cups finely chopped cooked turkey 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes 1 tablespoon canola oil Cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, […]

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A Genius Meal

Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci kept meticulous notebooks. These texts give great insight into his relationship with food and health. He started writing them when he was 37 and continued until his death. Much like diaries, his notebooks consisted of random thoughts, notes and drawings and they were written in “mirror script” from […]

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Thai Iced Tea

If you have time to bring your cow in from the pasture and milk it, you can enjoy all kinds of delicious milk-based recipes. One of my favorites is Thai Iced Tea, which is made from strongly-brewed black tea, laced with spices such as star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom and others (often making this beverage a favorite […]

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Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Secret Spice Blend?

In 2016 Jay Jones, freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune, shared the story of Colonel Sander’s nephew, who showed him an old family scrapbook listing (you guessed it) the family secret blend of 11 herbs and spices for KFC’s famous fried chicken. Countless people, through the years, have tried to unearth this gastronomic treasure. And KFC […]

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Swedish Meatballs and Cucumber Salad

Adapted from Eric Akis, cookbook author and Times Colonist http://www.timescolonist.com/life/food-drink/eric-akis-swedish-meatballs-in-gravy-1.11205497 This dish has been made for centuries in Sweden. There are numerous variations on how folks say it should be made. Some recipes ask for cooked, diced onions to be added to the raw meat, others call for raw, grated onion. Some prefer to make […]

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White Bean Soup with Toasty Cheese Bread

Steeping chicken broth with sprigs of rosemary and thyme for a few minutes adds great flavor to this creamy soup.  The sandwich is toasted under the broiler and served open-faced (with or without tomatoes). This delicious meal can be made in as little as five or six minutes.   2 sprigs rosemary 2 sprigs thyme […]

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