Smoked Sausage & Pasta

1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2 ribs celery, sliced 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup beer 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce H cup water 2 tablespoons snipped parsley H teaspoon sugar H teaspoon caraway seeds 4 ounces spaghetti, […]

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The Basics Of Breadmaking

Flour can be made from different grains. Most of the flour used in this book is made from wheat or rye. Each grain of wheat contains three main elements: bran, endosperm and germ. The way in which the wheat is milled determines which parts of the grain remain in the flour, and which are lost. […]

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Tea for Two…Versions of Earl Grey Cookies

My biggest issue with “Tea” cookies is lack of flavor. I’m not a subtle gal, and this carries over to flavors as well. When I bite into an Earl Grey Cookie, I expect to taste the distinct flavor of Seville oranges. Sadly, this has not been my experience. To remedy this, I add a few […]

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Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp of vanilla, almond, or lemon extract Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour […]

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Sweet Tater Cake

Sweet Potato & Ginger Layer Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling, Candied Pecans and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Butter-cream. Can you say yum? Shoulda named this one “Paula Dean Cake” check out the butter! Ingredients: For the Cake Layers: 3 large sweet potatoes 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1-1/4 cups vegetable oil […]

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