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    Glazed Orange-Cinnamon Rolls

      Right around the time my Gran passed away, my mom put together a book of family recipes from her recipe file and also those new recipes collected and contributed by my sisters, aunts and cousins. It is one of my most cherished possessions and the one I use most out of the thousand-ish cookbooks I own. Here is one of my Gran’s recipes I have adapted- the original orange rolls were yummy too:   Orange-Cinnamon Sweet Rolls 2 cups whole milk, scalded 6 Tablespoons butter, soft 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 packages dry yeast (4-1/2 teaspoons) 6 eggs, beaten 8 cups all purpose flour (can be…

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    Pork Chile Verde and Smothered Enchiladas

      One of the best things about learning to cook is having the freedom and the ability to make what you want to eat taste the way you most enjoy it, and also to be able to make it with the ingredients you decide to use. I believe that your food should be about making what you enjoy- without rules imposed by others. Skills that get you there?, well yes, those are things that you should learn and eventually master so that you can get the result you want from your cooking. Recipes should be a launching point to give you a structure to improve and make each dish your own. This is my…

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    The Egg and Bacon Pie, and I

     Do you know about Egg and Bacon Pie? I didn’t until one of my favorite authors included it in some of her work and I became curious about it. Kerry Greenwood is a terrific writer! I first discovered her book “Cocaine Blues” on a library shelf  several years ago; it introduced me to her strong, smart, smart and stylish detective, the fabulous Miss Phryne Fisher. (Phryne rhymes with briny.) Since that time I have read all twenty published Phryne novels, which are set in Australia in the end of the 1920s, plus a collection of short stories (and a few bonus cocktail recipes) involving Miss Fisher called: “A Question of Death: An Illustrated…

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