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Cold Soba Noodle Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 Servings 1/2 package (from 14 ounce box)  3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce  2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 1/2 cups baby spinach or arugula 1/2 cup shredded carrot … Continue reading

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How to prevent cakes from sticking to Bundt pans

1. If it ain’t broke… If you use your grandma’s beat-up old aluminum pan (or a brand new top-of-the-line model), and your Bundt cakes ALWAYS come out of the pan with nary a crumb out of place — thank your … Continue reading

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Apple Tartlets

1 box Pillsbury pie crusts 4 large Granny Smith Apples 2 C homemade thick applesauce 1 C homemade thick apple butter 1/4 C + 1/4 C sugar 2 t + 1T lemon juice 3 T brandy 2 pinches salt 3 … Continue reading

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Mussels in White wine

Adapted from Recipe by Ina Garten Ingredients 3 lbs of fresh mussels 1/3 C all purpose flour 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 1 C of coursely chopped onion 1 1/2 T minced garlic 1/2 C of chopped canned … Continue reading

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Ingredients 1 /3/4 C dark brown sugar (if using light brown sugar, add 2 T molasses) 1 1/2 C water, divided 1 lb sweet rice powder 2 T canola oil 1-2 t vanilla or almond extract, or 1 t of … Continue reading

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Sour Dough Starter

Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread. This is a variation of friendship starter for breads. With attention, you can keep this starter going for a very long time. It will … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients: 4 large English cucumbers 1 t kosher salt 1 t sugar Marinade 3/4 C water 3/4 C soy sauce 3/4 C rice vinegar 1/2 C sugar Directions: Cut the cucumbers crosswise into 4 pieces – they should be 3-4″ … Continue reading

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