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Salted Mocha-Pitted Coffee Cake

11/26/2013 meps 0

This did not come out as expected, but it was still yummy. The mocha topping was heavier than the cake batter, so it sank, creating dark pits of mocha-salted deliciousness. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter […]

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Simplest Coffee Cake

11/25/2013 meps 0

This recipe is so simple, it’s easy to augment it with nuts, chopped or dried fruit, or different spices. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter 1-1/2 C flour 1 C brown sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder […]

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Potato-Kale Soup

11/24/2013 meps 0

Here’s an old favorite for Julie. We made this for the infamous vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in 1991. 1 T butter or olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 large potatoes 5 C water or stock, […]

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Fennel and Sesame Seed Cookies

11/22/2013 meps 0

Flavorful and not-too-sweet morsels with fennel and sesame seeds that pair perfectly with a cup of after-dinner coffee. Try the cardamom and black pepper variation for a delicious cookie aimed at adults, rather than kids. […]

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Salmon Buttermilk Chowder

11/17/2013 meps 0

2 t butter 1 small onion, diced 5-oz package of salmon 2-3 t dill 2 C chicken stock 1-2 C buttermilk (I used 4 T powdered buttermilk and 1-1/2 C water) 1 t arrowroot powder […]

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Bife a Portuguesa – Portuguese Steak

11/13/2013 meps 0

4 large peeled garlic cloves, 2 crushed with a cleaver and 2 cut lengthwise into halves 1 T red wine vinegar 1 t salt Fresh-ground black pepper 4 beef tenderloin steaks, sliced about 3/4 inch […]