The Basics

Roasted banana chocolate bread

Roasted Banana, Chocolate Bread with Quark & Fresh Fruit

5 of 5 50 Minutes 16 slices

The magic with this roasted banana chocolate bread is the bananas. I roast them in the oven at 350 F for 40 minutes. By adding roasted bananas that have been...

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hot sauce

Lacto Fermented Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce

4 of 5 1 Bottle

I love a great hot sauce! You will always find several different hot sauces in my pantry, two of my favorites are my green Harissa and my Israeli hot sauce . Each hot sauce in...

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green Harissa

The Best Ever Green Harissa Recipe

4.5 of 5 5 Minutes 8 ounces

We live in a wonderful world of spices herbs and seasonings, including green harissa; a North African condiment made of jalapeño peppers and spices. This is one of my favorite...

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Gingerbread Cookies

How To Bake Perfect Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies

4.5 of 5 8 Minutes

Traditional gingerbread cookies, in German they are called Lebkuchen and in French Pain d’épices, what is a gingerbread loaf.  Spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and molasses give gingerbread that spicy,...

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Farmers Bread

Farmers Bread: Flour, Water, Time, Yeast & Salt

4.5 of 5 60 Minutes 1 Loaf

I love a great farmer’s bread, the recipe is from Jim Lahey, owner of the Sullivan Street Bakery, I have been baking his recipe for some time.  The smell of...

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Zhoug , Yemenite Hot Sauce

5 of 5 1 1/2 cups

Zhoug a Yemenite a hot sauce is served with just about everything, especially with foods with origins in the Middle East. It always accompanies salads like khtsilim pikanti (spicy eggplant),...

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Praise the Lord, pass the biscuits

5 of 5 8 Minutes 24

It is minus 1o F. in Chicago,  I’m staying in.  The only reason to go out is to walk the dogs and even they are walking a little faster to...

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Lemon cranberry bundt cake

Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake & Yogurt Cream

5 of 5 15 Minutes 24 each

Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake & Yogurt Cream:  There is something special about mini bundt cakes.  I’m not sure what it is, maybe it is the fact that you can eat more...

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Duke's mayonnaise

How To Make Duke’s Mayonnaise, a Southern Mother Sauce

2.4 of 5 10 Minutes 32 oz.

In the South, I was told that there is not one self-respecting Southern lady that does not keep Duke’s mayo on hand and I truly believe Duke’s mayo in the...

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