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Apple Pie

Apple Pie Flaky Pie Crust2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter (cut into ...
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Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti 4 cups all purpose flour (more if needed)1/2 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon saltZest from 2 ...
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Almond Horns

Almond Horns Ingredients8 ounces almond paste1 cup granulated sugar2 large egg whites1 ¼ cups sliced almond (lightly crushed) Preheat oven ...
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Palmiers

Palmiers Ingredients½ recipe of “Puff Pastry in a Hurry” (https://youtu.be/DSclHQco4FI)½ cup granulated sugar for sprinkling on work surface and dough ...
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Sourdough Pizza

Sourdough Pizza Dough ingredients1 1/3 cups cool (not cold, water (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit))3 tablespoons olive oil1 cup plus 1 ...
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Beka Bars

Beka Bars 3 cups finely crushed chocolate cookie crumbs (such as a chocolate sandwich cookie)3 cups finely crushed chocolate chip ...
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Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies Makes 20 cookies, depending upon their size 2 cups all-purpose flour plus up to 1 more cup, ...
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love this holiday so much, and I think it is because the foods served are so ...
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Hear All About How to Make My Pumpkin Spice Baked Alaska on WAMC Radio Friday 11/8 from 2-3PM on Food Friday!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Baked Alaska I really didn't get what all the fuss was about with the "hysteria" over Pumpkin ...
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Happy Halloween: Biting your Fingers Should Always Taste This Good

Witch Fingers Well, it's 2 days before Halloween and I wanted to share a special recipe for some exceptionally delicious ...
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Baking: How To Lighten Things Up

We all love baked goods, and when they are homemade they are that much more special. Homemade implies that someone ...
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Baking With The Magnificent Mango

Mangos are one of the most flavorful and colorful tropical fruits you can find. Learn about the mangos’ origin and ...
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Baking Radio Episode #47: One Brownie Recipe, Four Delicious Variations

So many people love brownies. Discover that Chef Gail is a diehard brownie lover as well, and always on the ...
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Baking Radio Episode #46: How to Add Texture and Crunch to a Plated Dessert

After plating and decorating your beautiful dessert with sauces and/or powdered sugar, learn how to elevate your creation to a ...
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Baking Radio Episode #45: Plating Your Desserts

A slice of chocolate cake or a fruit tart on a plate looks nice, not very exciting, but nice. Learn ...
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Baking Radio Episode #44: Twelve Steps to Yeast Bread, Part 3

The last episode of the series explores exactly what occurs when yeast bread goes into the oven to bake. Learn ...
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Baking Radio Episode #43: Twelve Steps to Yeast Bread, A Series, Part 2

The series continues with a discussion on steps four through nine of yeast dough production. Learn what de-gassing or punching ...
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Baking Radio #42: Twelve Steps to Yeast Bread, A Series, Part 1

Learn the twelve basic steps to creating any yeast bread. Whether you are making an Italian bread, pizza dough, coffeecake ...
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Baking Radio Episode #41: Baking with Kids

Baking with kids can certainly be a challenge, but it can, also, be very rewarding and create some wonderful memories ...
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Baking Radio Episode #40: The Incredible and Sometimes Confusing World of Fruit Desserts

Desserts containing fruits is a big subject. Chef Gail defines seven basic fruit desserts, beginning with a Crisp and ending ...
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