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Franzbrötchen mit Apfel

Franzbrötchen mit Apfel

Franzbrötchen mit Apfel

I must confess, I really enjoy a good pastry with my coffee.  Flaky layers, crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, with a bit of sweet but not overly sugary.  Now it is not very often that I actually act on this love affair with breakfast baked goods, but every once in a while there is no fighting the urge.  I first learned of this pastry on a trip to Munich a few years ago.  The hotel had these wonders nestled in with other delightful breads on a breakfast buffet, and the interesting shape of the croissant-like cinnamon roll caught my attention. (more…)

Napoleon ~ Mille-feuille

Napoleon ~ Mille-feuille

Napoleon, also known as Mille-feuille or thousand-leaf is a classic French dessert comprised of almond flavored pastry cream sandwiched between flaky layers of pastry crust.  Topped with an iconic white and black fondant icing this dessert is a show-stopper.  Our version of this amazing dessert […]

Steak Chili Con Carne

Steak Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne

Chunks of tender steak bring beefy goodness to this hearty Chili Con Carne with beans.  Loaded with onions, garlic, tomato and mix of spices this soup has a big bold flavor that is sure to please the most discriminating chili lover.  Topped with some shredded cheese and diced onion and served with a side of corn bread or a flour tortilla, this is one meal that everyone is sure to enjoy.  Oh and don’t forget the icy cold beer! (more…)

Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos

Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos

Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos

Getting a good breakfast on the go can be a challenge, but not with these make-ahead sausage and hash brown burritos.  Spiced with diced green chilies these easy-to-prepare burritos will have you and your family starting the day on the right foot.  Perfect for a busy lifestyle these burritos make a delicious grab-and-go morning meal for work or school, or take some along on your weekend camping adventure.  Make a large batch and enjoy some now and freeze the rest for later, either way you will be sure to enjoy! (more…)

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Creamy avocados are tossed with hard-boiled eggs, green onions, and fresh dill in the quick and easy low-carb dish.  This salad makes a delicious breakfast served as avocado toast, or a healthy lunch enjoyed on some whole grain bread with a slice of smoked Gouda and fresh tomato.  Top a bed of leafy greens with this delightful salad for a Keto friendly meal.   (more…)


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Easy Strawberry Jam

Easy Strawberry Jam

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One of the sure signs that spring has arrived would be the piles of well-priced fresh strawberries at the local market. I am a fan of enjoying what’s in season, taking advantage of the abundance of the crop and the attractive pricing. So while we will be enjoying the fresh berries in a variety of ways, I will also be sure to freeze plenty for later, as well as make a bit of jam. I use a simple recipe, often referred to as freezer or refrigerator jam. This easy method requires no pectin, and adds only a few ingredients to the fresh berries to preserve the pure taste. Looks like we will be enjoying the flavor of spring for quite some time this year.

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