fresh egg pasta and italian sausage

The other day I ‘attempted’ to make fresh pasta and absolutely failed!  The more I tried to rectify the situation, the worse it got.  It’s in these situations I’ve learned to walk away and try again at a later date when my mind is free from the noise.  I’ve been making my own pasta for…

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Inside Out Burger

America is considered the true home of the hamburger, but chopped beef had been a staple of Eastern European cuisines for centuries.  German immigrants from Hamburg arrived in America in the 19th century bringing their Hamburg-style beef with them.  Burgers are all about the toppings and this recipe focuses on the topping you can’t see. …

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40 Minute Hamburger Buns

The night before, John and I were watching Eat Street and hamburgers were being made in one of the food trucks. They looked so good and appetizing John said why don’t we have hamburgers for dinner.  It’s finally starting to feel like Spring and although we do use our bbq all year round, yesterday was…

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Homemade Potato Chips

It always excites me to find something new. The other day I stumbled across Irvin Lin’s food blog and was drawn to his post on how to make potato chips using the cold oil method.  I re-read the sentence again…cold oil method?  This method uses less oil, less chance of oil splattering when the potato…

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Oven Roasted Rutabaga Fries

rutabaga fries

Confession time. I always thought the word rutabaga was a fancy term for a turnip. So for clarity, here’s the scoop on both – I know you want to get to the bottom of this.  While surfing the web I found out that a rutabaga (aka swede or yellow turnip) is the cross between a…

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Peanut Butter Cups

When I was little, I wasn’t a huge fan of candy. Mom always had her candy drawer fully stocked but I was never that enticed to ‘snatch’ something from it – unless it was red licorice.  Every Christmas mom would have boxes of Ganong chocolates that would get distributed throughout the holiday season.  I would…

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