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Twice Baked Brioche – A Breakfast Treat

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Twice Baked BriocheTwice Baked Brioche is a wonderful way to use a loaf of stale brioche, although for the life of me I don’t know who would keep brioche that long.  So, I just used day old brioche and pretended it was stale.  Also known as Bostok, this breakfast treat was created by a clever baker who had too much brioche on his hands.  Lucky for us! Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Tart

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Summer Vegetable Tart
A Vegetable Tart should be on everyone’s menus.  Forget the fact they are good for you.  How can peppers, squash, red onions and artichokes be anything but inviting?

This is my favorite combination of veggies.  I use it on flatbreads, quesadillas, and pasta – not all the same week but often. Continue reading

Date Nut and Strawberry Quick Breads

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Date Nut BreadThese   Quick Breads are two of the easiest you’ll ever make.  It takes longer to gather the ingredients than make these different, really flavorful breads.  A whisk, a few measuring utensils, a bowl, a spatula and some cans or 9×5” pans and you’re ready to go. Continue reading

A Trio of Super Simple Side Salads

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Greek Tomato Salad for A Trio of Simple Side SaladsThis Trio of Super Simple Side Salads is the definition of casual, effortless eating.  This week I went back into my files and am serving up three side salads made for the hot days of summer.  Lots of fresh vegetables from farmer’s markets make these not only easy but good for you. Continue reading

Easy Almond Raspberry Tart

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Almond Raspberry TartThis Almond Raspberry Tart is a marvelously easy tart I want to share with you. The no-roll crust is made in minutes and is pressed into the pan.  Simply wipe out the processor give the filling ingredients a couple spins in the bowl and pour into the parbaked shell. Continue reading