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Shakshuka – Eggs In Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka – Eggs In Tomato Sauce Though Shakshuka has a Tunisian origin it is very popular throughout the Middle East and variations of this dish can be found all over the world. This dish is best served right away after cooking alongside some crusty bread or pita.Some prefer their yolks runny some prefer them hard, … Continue reading »

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The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter* ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups flour ¾ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional) Method 1. With a … Continue reading »

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Greek Mac and Cheese

Greek Mac and Cheese Greek Mac and Cheese, a healthy twist on a comfort food classic made in a creamy cheese sauce with whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, spinach, olives and Feta cheese. Ingredients Kosher salt 8 ounces Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta Cooking spray 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup red onion, chopped 3 garlic … Continue reading »

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Zesty Basil Burgers

Zesty Basil Burgers “Basil Mayonnaise (a blend of mayo, basil and Dijon-style mustard) is delicious teamed with juicy hamburgers on crusty rolls.” Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef 3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 4 crusty rolls, split 1 cup packed spinach leaves 4 tomato slices … Continue reading »

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Egg Roll Stir-Fry

Egg Roll Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef, pork, or turkey 1 small head of cabbage, shredded or sliced into thin strips 2-3 medium carrots, shredded 1 large onion, diced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoons sesame oil 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ½ … Continue reading »

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Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe

Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients Stir Fry Sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine 1 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil ¼ teaspoon ground pepper Fried Rice 2 tablespoons oil 3 large eggs lightly beaten 2 teaspoons ginger finely minced 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 2 scallions finely chopped 4 … Continue reading »

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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi Recipe These creamy pillows of deliciousness cook in 20 minutes and make a great week night dinner. This is just one of the 120 easy recipes in Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners. Even if you’re not a beginner cook, you’ll want this cookbook so meals are easy and relaxing to make! Ingredients … Continue reading »

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Beans and Rice

Beans and Rice You can’t go wrong with rice and beans. This combo makes for a nutritious and hearty side dish. Give this a twist with a unique seasoning. Ingredients 1 ½ cups white rice 3 cups vegetable broth 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ white onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely … Continue reading »

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French Macarons

My first attempt. Labor intensive but tasty!

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Pasta and Squash with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

Pasta and Squash with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta For a pasta and squash recipe that would marry the two ingredients in a light, flavorful way while avoiding blandness, we kept the skin on the squash to keep the pieces intact, then salted the squash to release excess liquid. We finished the sauce with an acid, … Continue reading »

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Roasted New Potatoes

Roasted New Potatoes This simple recipe is anything but plain. The flavors of garlic and herbs combine to add extra zip to tender new potatoes. This side dish goes hand in hand with the delicate taste of fish. –Ann Berg, Chesapeake, VA Ingredients 1-½ lb. new potatoes, quartered 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons minced … Continue reading »

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Lemon Gelato

Lemon Gelato Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Pared or grated zest of just under 1/2 lemon 5 large egg ½ cup sugar Method 1. In a small saucepan combine milk and lemon zest. Place over medium-low heat just until steaming; do not boil. Remove from heat, cover, and allow mixture to infuse for about 20 … Continue reading »

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Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork (Lechon Asado)

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork (Lechon Asado) A traditional Cuban roasted pork recipe that is very simple, yet packed with tons of flavor! There is nothing to this pork except an amazing marinade, but it is honestly some of the best meat I’ve ever put in my mouth. Just look at that crust! Ingredients ¾ cup … Continue reading »

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Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe While living in Japan, I fell in love with black sesame sofuto (soft-serve), which has an all-natural charcoal color and an unbelievably rich and nutty flavor that any fan of peanut butter will love. The secret is Japanese black sesame paste, made from roasted, un-hulled sesame seeds for maximum flavor. … Continue reading »

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Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Crustless Zucchini Quiche This crustless zucchini quiche would be a delicious addition to a weekend brunch, a fabulous make-ahead Meatless Monday dinner, or a yummy lunch to pack for the work week! Ingredients 2 medium zucchini, sliced thin 1 onion, chopped 1 small container (15oz) of part skim ricotta 3 eggs 1 cup of shredded … Continue reading »

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Easy Cashew Chicken

Easy Cashew Chicken Easy Cashew Chicken – Forget the takeout and cook in with this super easy Chinese-American dish. It’s simple, flavorful, and also great the next day if you have any left over. Ingredients 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce ½ teaspoon chili garlic sauce 3 tablespoons water 1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs , … Continue reading »

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Mexican Chorizo and Corn Soup

Mexican Chorizo and Corn Soup This filling soup is great when you need to warm up on a blustery day! If you want a chowder consistency, use a potato masher to break down some of the spuds. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague Island, Virginia Ingredients ¾ lbs. Jones No Sugar Pork Sausage Roll or ground mexican chorizo … Continue reading »

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Potato Gnocchi with Zucchini and Corn

Potato Gnocchi with Zucchini and Corn Ingredients 4 teaspoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup corn (frozen, canned, or fresh) 1 zucchini, sliced 1 summer squash, sliced 16 ounces gnocchi (potato) ½ cup 2% milk ½ cup Parmesan cheese Method 1. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Drain fully. 2. Heat half … Continue reading »

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Cauliflower-Chorizo Burritos Recipe

Cauliflower-Chorizo Burritos Recipe | Marcela Valladolid | Food Network Ingredients 3 ounces raw pork chorizo (casing removed) ½ small white onion, finely chopped 1 15-ounce can refried pinto beans 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1 head cauliflower, florets finely chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon chopped … Continue reading »

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Sauteed Potatoes with Chorizo Recipe | Marcela Valladolid | Food Network

Sauteed Potatoes with Chorizo Recipe | Marcela Valladolid | Food Network Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 10 ounces Mexican pork chorizo, casings removed (see Cook’s Note) 1 small onion, diced 1 lb. red skinned new potatoes, cut into small (1/4-inch) dice, and boiled Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper Method Heat the oil in … Continue reading »

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Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones Ingredients 100 g (or about 6 tbsp) of pumpkin puree (tinned or see below) 275 g (2¼ cups) self-raising flour 100 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 80 g (1/3 cup) cold butter, cut into small cubes 3 … Continue reading »

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Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 bunch scallions 1 lb. skinless boneless chicken thighs ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 red bell pepper, chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger ¼ teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 … Continue reading »

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Summer Pasta with Zucchini, Ricotta and Basil

Summer Pasta with Zucchini, Ricotta and Basil Ingredients Extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely diced 2 lbs. zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces (for larger zucchini, cut in half lengthwise before slicing) Salt and pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced, or 2 tablespoons chopped green garlic 1 ounce basil, about 2 cups loose leaves 1 lb. … Continue reading »

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Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce A simple delicious recipe for Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, loaded up with healthy veggies. Vegan and Gluten free, this make-ahead salad is perfect for midweek lunches or large gatherings. Make a double batch of the peanut sauce and use for Buddha Bowls and Spring rolls- trust me … Continue reading »

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Cherry Pie Filling

Cherry Pie Filling “A homemade cherry pie filling! You can use fresh or frozen tart cherries.” Ingredients 4 cups pitted tart red cherries 1 cup white sugar ¼ cup cornstarch Method 1.Place cherries into a saucepan over medium heat, and cover the pan; heat cherries until they release their juice and come to a simmer, … Continue reading »

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Instant Pot Peri Peri Chicken

Instant Pot Peri Peri Chicken This delicious instant pot recipes chicken is a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend 1 lemon zested and juiced 1 orange juiced ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves of garlic minced 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon crushed red … Continue reading »

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Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze

Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze A simple glaze transforms this dish into an elegant dinner that’s still easy enough for any night of the week. Ingredients 4 bone-in pork rib chops or center-cut chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick 1 teaspoon olive oil plus 1 additional tablespoon Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin … Continue reading »

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Cherry Crumb Pie

Cherry Crumb Pie Guests won’t believe how quickly you made this sweet-tart pie. It starts with convenient canned pie filling. Ingredients 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches) TOPPING: ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ⅓ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons … Continue reading »

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Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina

Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina The universal Czechoslovakian cake, called bublanina, varies with the season and the fruit that is available. It’s a bit like a coffeecake in texture and is probably why it is sometimes served as a breakfast pastry. Commonly used fruits are sweet cherries, tart cherries, plums, nectarines, apricots, strawberries … Continue reading »

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Mexican Bison Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Mexican Bison Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream “Browned ground bison with tomatoes and penne pasta gets a Mexican-inspired twist with cumin, oregano, and black beans in this easy weeknight casserole.” Ingredients 6 ounces dried penne pasta 1 lb. ground bison 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14.5 ounce) … Continue reading »

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The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8½ ounces) cake flour 1 & 2/3 cups (8½ ounces) bread flour 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) … Continue reading »

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Potato Salad Day

It seems like Saturday is potato salad making day being married to Michael – Roasted German Potato Salad! via PressSync

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Lemon-Poached Halibut with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Lemon-Poached Halibut with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Cooking the fish in a foil packet keeps it moist and creates a flavorful broth seasoned with lemon, oregano, and tomatoes. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 ounces grape tomatoes, halved 24 ounces skinless halibut fillets, 1 inch … Continue reading »

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Chipotle Potato Salad

Chipotle Potato Salad We packed these potato salads with as much flavor as possible by seasoning them in three different stages. Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks Salt and pepper ¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles, plus 3 tablespoons brine 1 tablespoon yellow mustard ¾ cup mayonnaise ½ cup finely … Continue reading »

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Green Goddess Potato Salad

Green Goddess Potato Salad We packed these potato salads with as much flavor as possible by seasoning them in three different stages. Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks Salt and pepper ¼ cup finely chopped dill pickles, plus 3 tablespoons brine 1 tablespoon yellow mustard ¾ cup mayonnaise ½ cup … Continue reading »

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Crispy Falafel Pita with Yogurt Sauce

Crispy Falafel Pita with Yogurt Sauce Ingredients 2 ½ (8-inch) pita breads 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 large egg 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin Salt and pepper 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped (1 cup) ½ cup vegetable oil Method 1.Tear ½ … Continue reading »

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Vegetarian Tamale Pie

Vegetarian Tamale Pie Ingredients 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, drained with 2 cups of liquid reserved 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 4 teaspoons … Continue reading »

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Light Banana Bread

Light Banana Bread Was there a way to make over this quick bread loaf with less fat? Ingredients Nonstick baking spray with flour (see note) 1 ½ cups (7 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup (2 ounces) cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (5 1/4 … Continue reading »

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Potato-Crusted Halibut with Tartar Sauce

Potato-Crusted Halibut with Tartar Sauce We love the crisp crust of batter-fried fish but weren’t willing to put up with the mess of deep-frying for a weeknight super. Why this recipe works: We love the crisp crust of batter-fried fish but weren’t willing to put up with the mess of deep-frying for a weeknight super. … Continue reading »

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Lighter Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

Lighter Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler The recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13 by 9-inch dish—you may need to increase the baking time by five to ten minutes. Be sure not to combine the wet and dry biscuit ingredients until the filling is ready. Ingredients Filling: 1 quart fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled 10 ounces … Continue reading »

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Korean Beef Rice Bowls

Korean Beef Rice Bowls These Korean Beef Rice Bowls can be on your dinner table in only 20 minutes! We’re talking delicious, quick, easy, and budget-friendly dinner! Ingredients 1 cup rice uncooked 1 lb. ground beef lean 3 cloves garlic minced Sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed 1 teaspoon ginger ground ¼ teaspoon red pepper … Continue reading »

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Caprese Kalamata Olive Toast

Caprese Kalamata Olive Toast A perfect adjustment to boring garlic bread. Pairs great with any salad, pasta dish or soup. Ingredients 8 ounces kalamata olive bread, 4, 3/4 inch slices 1 ½ cups Shredded mozzarella cheese, Halfed 4-5 medium campari tomatoes, sliced in 2-3 millimeter slices 12 whole kalamata olives, pitted, Diced 1 Teaspoon Black … Continue reading »

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Afghan Noodles

Cooking up a few of Tom’s favorites while he is home on spring break! Afghan Noodles Ingredients 8 ounces egg noodles, uncooked 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 2 ½ teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 pound lean ground beef 1 pinch … Continue reading »

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Speedy Nibby Cookies

Speedy Nibby Cookies Ingredients 1 cup dark brown sugar ¾ cup sugar 8 ounces butter, not softened 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 whole eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoons baking soda ½ cup Scharffen Berger Cacao Nibs Method 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Measures sugars into food processor and … Continue reading »

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Avocado-Mint Dip

Avocado-Mint Dip This luscious dip has a velvety smooth texture and a fresh herbal bite. You can substitute any other herbs for the mint; cilantro makes it somewhat guacamole-like, while chives add their allium sweetness, and basil is sharp and bright. Serve with crudités or heap on toasted bread to make crostini. Ingredients 1 large … Continue reading »

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Ham, Onion, and Cheese Quiche

Ham, Onion, and Cheese Quiche Ingredients 2 onions, sliced 4 pieces of deli ham, chopped 8 eggs 1 cup milk 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar (i.e. cracker barrel) Prepared pie crust (or make your own) 1-2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper, to taste Method 1. Preheat oven to … Continue reading »

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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers This recipe was originally developed by Pierre Franey in 1991 for the 60-Minute Gourmet column, a weekly feature dedicated to Times-worthy dishes that were easy, quick and inexpensive. This recipe fit the bill perfectly, and it still does. Just sauté the chicken breasts until they are lightly browned. Then … Continue reading »

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Smoked Mussels Risotto

Smoked Mussels Risotto Ingredients 3 ounces whole onion or 2 ounces ready-cut onion ( 1/2 cup) Olive oil spray 4 to 5 cups fish stock, or mixture of fish stock and no-salt-added chicken stock 6 ounces smoked mussels 12 ounces whole yellow or red pepper or 11 ounces ready-cut pepper (2 to 2 1/2 cups) … Continue reading »

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Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) ½ cup butter (room temperature) 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt Powdered Sugar Method 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or … Continue reading »

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Apricot Cream Cheese Scones

Apricot Cream Cheese Scones We love the bright flavor and color of apricots in scones; cream cheese lends these added richness. We also love using our Pastry Flour Blend. Its lower protein content yields a final product that’s more tender and delicate than that of a higher protein flour. Ingredients 3 ¼ cups Pastry Flour … Continue reading »

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