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Water Bagels

Making water bagels can be a bit time consuming and labor intensive, but the results are great!  Once you’ve eaten a homemade water bagel, you’ll never want to buy bagels again. Today, I’m making sourdough water bagels and pumpernickel water bagels.

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Apple Crisp

It’s autumn and that means that as outdoor temperatures drop  I often crave a warm, comforting after dinner dessert. Try out my recipe for Apple Crisp.  The tart apples paired with the sweet crisp topping will definitely leave you hoping … Continue reading

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Rogue Zucchini

Do you have one or more rogue zucchinis growing in your garden?  Are they big enough to use as a weapon?  Or, perhaps you have an anonymous zucchini donor who puts the large vegetables on your porch in the middle … Continue reading

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Sweet Breads

One of my favorite breakfast treats is sweet bread.  I like to bake up a few different recipes of sweet bread on the weekend.  I leave one loaf out for my family to eat and freeze the rest for another … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Are you looking for a slightly healthier way to serve up potatoes?  Maybe a recipe that doesn’t have butter, sour cream, or other high fat ingredients? Why not try my recipe for Oven Roasted Potatoes?  They are easy to make … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookies

I’ve been so busy baking holiday cookies that I haven’t had time to update my blog. Every year I make about 11 different kinds of holiday cookies.  The idea is that I give them to friends and family as holiday … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Kebobs

It’s summer and a perfect time to grill! Today, I’m grilling chicken kebobs with a citrus marinade.  They are easy to make and make a perfect meal with steamed rice on the side. Check out some of my other grilling … Continue reading

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Grilled Pizza

I’m featuring grilled mini-pizzas on my website, Valerie’s Cookbook.com, this week. These little grilled mini-pizzas are small, but filling, and are definitely a crowd pleaser at our house.  I have eaten many wood-fired restaurant pizzas in my day and I can … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

I plan out a week’s worth of meals at one time and then do all of my grocery shopping one day a week. This week, when I visited Trader Joe’s they were out of the tilapia I usually buy for … Continue reading

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Artisan French Bread Recipe

It’s hard to slow down the pace of life with so many gadgets at our fingertips.  Our environment is constantly sending us stimuli from texting, to web surfing, to video game playing, etc.  And so, sometimes I like to take … Continue reading

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