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Crunchy French Toast

  This is basically the fried-chicken equivalent of French toast. I like to use challah bread for maximum scrumptiousness, but you can also use cinnamon raisin bread or any sliced bread to your liking. Serves 3 2 Eggs ¼ Cup Whole Milk ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Pinch of Salt 1 Tablespoon [...]

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Five-Spice BBQ Pulled Pork

  Once the pork is in the slow cooker, you’re free for a good eleven hours while it simmers away into succulent, fork-tender shreds. The side of slaw adds more crunch and zing. This is a dinner we like to serve when we’re all home; it’s a family favorite. Serves 6 2 cups chicken stock [...]

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Hanoi Grilled Chicken

From the Author of The Banh Mi Handbook: Brilliant foods are often simple foods. I had this tangy-salty grilled chicken at a Hanoi cafe in 2003 and was struck by its bright flavor.  So much so that I replicated it upon returning to the States. It’s great with rice but is perfectly at home stuffed [...]

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PB&J Chocolate Bars

  These bars are inspired by a favorite childhood snack: peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers. Print PB&J Chocolate Bars Prep Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Yield: Makes 36 Bars IngredientsFOR THE CRUMB BASE 1 stick unsalted butter ¹/³ cup granulated sugar ¹/³ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 large egg, beaten 1 sleeve [...]

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Homemade Twix Bars

  From the author of Treat Yourself:  The Twix was my go-to candy bar, my movie companion, my lunchtime fascination, my trade-anything-for-it Halloween treat. When the mini-Twix came out, long after I became an adult who no longer had the metabolism to eat them daily, I thought them heaven sent, even though their arrival meant [...]

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Spaghetti Homard – Lobster

  We take this name from an old Iron Chef episode when the host declared “Battle Homard Lobster!” Yes, homard and lobster mean the same thing (like “minestrone soup”). Among other things that don’t make any sense: this is probably the most popular Joe Beef dish. Print Spaghetti Homard – Lobster Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients8 [...]

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The New York Style Hot Dog

  Place of Origin: New York City / Other Names: Dirty Water Dog, New York Dog Few cities are as synonymous with the hot dog as New York City. The history of the hot dog in New York was, for a time at least, the history of the hot dog itself. Heck, it is rumored [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Blonde Macaroons

  These are incredibly easy to make and are amazing when dipped in Chocolate. Eating them straight out of the dehydrator is the raw version of eating cookies straight out of the oven . . . Betcha can’t eat just one! Print Blonde Macaroons Yield: 12 macaroons Ingredients3/4 cup cashews, not soaked 1 1/2 cups [...]

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Caesar Fresa

Caesar Fresa: The perfect summer Caesar recipe!

  With the classic salsa elements of cilantro, onion, and lime, you’ve almost got a glass of pico de gallo with this Caesar recipe! I continued with the Mexican vibe by adding a tequila base. The idea for this recipe came from a strawberry salsa, and the strawberries here add a sweet but tart hit, [...]

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