Challah Braid – 6 Strands

Who could resist a bread like Challah with its beautifully braided 6-strands, glazed with egg wash, and baked to a deep burnished golden brown? It is a glorious sight to see. Cutting into the Challah, the air is perfumed with the rich smell of sweet golden honey, corn oil, and loads of egg yolks producing a crumb that is sightly sweet, moist and […]

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Pan de Huevo – Mexican Sweet Morning Buns

Each bun is buttery, rich, soft, tender, and perfumed with the sweet scent of vanilla. The streusel like topping of vanilla, lemon, or chocolate/cinnamon adds a sweet crunch to the brioche like sweet bun. Enjoy your freshly baked Mexican Sweet Morning Buns (Pan de Huevo) with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate for a special treat […]

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Italian Peasant Bread

The sweet aroma of whole wheat and corn perfumes the air as the knife breaks through the crisp and crackling crust. The first slice reveals a crumb that is light and airy with an open textured with a few large fermentation bubbles throughout the loaf. You can taste subtle sweetness in the bread which is developed in the […]

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Limoncello Meringue Tart

Start with a tender and buttery crust, fill it with a rich, creamy, refreshing lemon custard filling that has been kissed with Southern Italian Limoncello liqueur and top it all off with a sweet meringue. All the glory of the summer sun in a tart! Nothing says summer better than sun kissed lemons, bursting with tart […]

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Buttermilk Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Fork tender Top Sirloin Steak enveloped in a crispy, crunchy, well seasoned breading, hot from the fryer, and covered with a rich and decadent Cream Gravy. Buttermilk Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy is what is on the menu for dinner this weekend. The origins of Chicken Fried Steak also known as “Country Fried Steak,” can be traced back to […]

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Homemade English Muffins

Split open with a fork reveals the nooks and crannies and regular holes through out the crumbs interior, just waiting to be toasted to a golden perfection and slathered with butter and enjoyed with your favorite fruit preserve and morning coffee or tea. You’ll be one happy person as you take that first delicious bite of […]

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Lemon Cream Shortcakes

Rich, tender, lightly sweet, and perfumed with the scent of lemons. Lemon Cream Shortcakes pair perfectly with mounds of fresh sweet berries and a big scoop of lightly sweetened heavy whipped cream. Take your summer celebrations to a new level by making this tasty treat for your friends and family. The key to making really good Lemon Cream Shortcake […]

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Mexican Rice – Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Glorious grains of Long Grain Rice toasted to perfection and bursting with robust flavor of savory tomatoes, onion, garlic, chicken stock, peas, and carrots. Each modest ingredient providing added complexity to otherwise simple dish. Well prepared Mexican Rice is more more than a side dish when you add patience, care and good ingredients. True Slow Food. My grandma’s […]

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Chicken Mole – Mexican Comfort Food

When I think of “Comfort Food,” my thoughts turn to my childhood and family gatherings on Bagley Street in Detroit. Grandma and Little Grandpa’s Victorian home was always filled with the smell of something cooking. Grandma was always present in her kitchen and that is where she reigned. Making something to eat for anyone who was […]

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Fried Fruit Hand Pies

Fried Fruit Hand Pies – Bursting with fresh fruit filling, encased in a tender and flaky crust that has been fried until golden brown and then finished with a light powder sugar glaze. Eating a warm hand pie is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  What fruit should I used? You can use any fruit that is […]

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