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Presto Chango, Limoncello!

1.75 liters of Everclear, or other strong or overproof spirit 18 lemons, whole, well washed, preferably organic superfine or white sugarfood-grade cheesecloth, rinsed and wrung out strong butcher’s twine large sealable glass vessel or urn, with lid. It helps to have another pair of hands while setting this up, but once you’ve gotten the initial […]

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Makes 3-4 dozen 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened (23 sec in microwave from fridge) 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking […]

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Broccomole

BroccomoleIngredients3 cups chopped broccoli1 jalapeno, chopped, seeds removed2 tbs green onions1 tsp olive oil2 ounces fat free cream cheese1/4 tsp chili powder1 tbs cilantro1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper Instructions Cook the broccoli in lightly salted water until very soft. Overcook the broccoli in comparison to the al dente cooking that most recipes recommend. Drain […]

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Garlic and Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

15 very large Brussels sprouts1 cup of whole milk ricotta cheese1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded½ cup Panko bread crumbs3 cloves of garlic, minced1 tablespoon dried thyme1 tablespoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried marjoram1 teaspoon dried sage1 teaspoon sea saltA pinch of pepperOlive oil 1. They say size doesn’t matter, but it does. Well, it matters here. […]

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These are the cookies I like the best. They may not be the kind you like, but oh man, if you do, and if you’ve been looking for a cookie that’s not crispy, but is moist and soft and a little teensy bit crispy only on the edges but has way too many chocolate chips […]

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Paleo Meatloaf and Gravy

I made this last night and was pretty pleased with the result! For the meatloaf: 3 lbs organic beef 3 large eggs 2 cups almond meal 1 tbsp tapioca flour 1 large onion 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper for the gravy: 1 cup chicken broth 1 tbsp tapioca flour pan drippings Meatloaf Process: […]

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The Only Pancake Recipe

Before you begin gathering your ingredients, put your pan on medium heat and let it warm up. A cold pan is the reason your first pancake isn’t perfect. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, […]

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Strawberry Basil Pie Filling

Taken from kelloggs.com. Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp. fresh green basil, minced 6 tbsp. corn starch Directions: Wash the strawberries, then remove the hulls. Leave very small strawberries whole, cut larger ones in half or quarters. Add the prepared berries to a bowl with the […]

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Raspberry Pie Filling

Taken from saveur.com. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 3–4 tbsp. flour Pinch salt 5 cups fresh or thawed raspberries, stemmed 2 tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces Directions: Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add raspberries and gently toss until well coated. Place filling into pie crust — I recommend the Vodka Pie […]

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Best Pie Crust Recipe Ever

This Recipe comes from Kimberly Flower, who got it out of an issue if Cook’s Illustrated, Nov 1, 2007. Vodka is essential to the texture of the crust and imparts no flavor——do not substitute. This dough will be moister and more supple than most standard pie doughs and will require more flour to roll out […]

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