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Cooking School/ Macaroni and Cheese
1 cube butter (or the equivalent of ½ cup of butter)
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. chicken bullion (or 1/2 cube Knorr’s chicken bullion cube)
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp. lowery’s seasoned salt
dash of pepper
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Cooking School/ The Peach Galette

For the Crust:
1 ½ Tablespoons sour cream
3 Tablespoons ice water
½ cup flour
2 Tablespoons yellow cornmeal
pinch of salt
4 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
For the Filling:
3-4 ripe peaches
1 Tablespoon [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Bake:

1. Slice 1 spaghetti squash down the middle. Place both halves, flesh side down, in baking pan filled with 1/4 inch water. Bake squash at 350 for 20 minutes or until squash is soft and easily extracted.
2. Mince 3 cloves garlic and saute in 4 Tblsp olive [...]

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Heart Day approaches and you need to make these. I’ve posted and reposted this but there is not a better sugar cookie. Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day.

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup shortening (butter flavor is best)
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 [...]

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Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving approaches, but who says we have to save sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Not I. These are so refreshing as a side to a Sunday roast. Give your regular mashed potatoes a rest and try this dish. You’ll impress everyone and you won’t have any left in the bowl. They are [...]

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Easy Crust in a Bag

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8  teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
4 tablespoons ice water

Measure flour, sugar, and salt into a gallon-size plastic bag.  Seal and shake the bag to [...]

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Foods Class: Lesson 1: Pancakes

On September 1, 2013 By admin

This week I began teaching a foods class to a local school. During that hour, I had more fun than…oh wait, I had a really fun summer so it hasn’t been that long since I had that much fun.

Our first lesson consisted of a brief introduction (Hi. My name’s Mrs. [...]

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Equipment: Grill Basket

On July 2, 2013 By admin

Our summer guests are about to roll in and we are busting out the grill basket. Make sure you have one for your veggies.

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I stepped out of the Kitchen

On May 22, 2013 By admin

And onto the street for a run. And the rest is a really lovely tale. But I’m back friends. More posts soon.

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Dessert: Brown Bread Ice Cream

On March 14, 2013 By admin

Weird, huh? Brown bread and ice cream? The truth is, I’m sharing one of my most beloved recipes with you. This is a dessert I pull out when I want to either impress someone or comfort someone. It is supposedly an Irish recipe and if I’m really on top of my game, I serve it [...]

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