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“Real” Buttercream Frosting

There are many frostings that claim to be buttercream. If you ever see a cake that claims to have buttercream frosting and is white, you can be positive it is not. Buttercream is made solely from butter, and butter is not white. We made cakes in class and used shortening for part of the base, […]

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Make Your Own Streusel Topping

This can be used for topping a crisp, muffins, coffee cake and many other things Ingredients: 4 oz butter 2.5 oz granulated sugar 2 oz brown sugar or a mixture of brown and granulated 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon or mace 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 lb flour (mixture of all purpose and bread flour) You […]

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How to cook a steak! Watch out for the strong language, it’s about every other word!

In fact, I won’t post the awl.com post here, I give you the option to read it or not. How to cook a f*&%$#@ steak

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Homemade Mayonnaise

If you run out of mayonnaise, but have eggs and plenty of vegetable oil, you can make your own. There is a lot of whisking involved, so having a friend to share the work with is great. Otherwise, you can try using the blender. Ingredients: 2 egg yolks 13 oz oil 1/2 tbsp vinegar 1/2 […]

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Goodbye Sweet Kristen!

Friday was our last day of our “Breakfast” class. It was sad because I was having so much fun but also it would be the last day I would see Kristen. She is my best friend in school. She does not intend to finish the culinary arts program and was just taking these classes to […]

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Basic Biscuit Recipe

Here is a basic recipe for biscuits, any type of herbs, cheese, or dried food can be added. When we made this in school, we added cheddar cheese, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Simply mix in the additions with the rest of the dry ingredients. Ingredients: 1lb 4 oz All Purpose Flour 1/3 oz salt 1 […]

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Our Last Night!

Today, Thursday Nov 19th is the last day of our Breakfast class, so our usual brunch day of Friday is moved to today. It will be a crazy night. The large room attached to our dining room has been taken over by another group with no consideration for our needs. There is an event Saturday […]

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Skechers Shoe Review

I made a review on www.zappos.com for the work shoes I bought there especially for school. They are in the Sketchers Work line, the compulsions model. Here it is: “I had been looking for a pair of non-skid/non-slip work shoes. I am a cook and need something to support my somewhat flat feet for hours […]

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Caesar Salad

The main components of a Caesar salad are Romain lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese and the dressing. – For the croutons, stale bread is best, toss with butter, fresh pepper, cracked pepper, salt, rosemary, thyme, olive oil and chopped garlic and bake until golden brown. – Parmesan cheese should be shredded – Wash and crisp the […]

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Make your own pumpkin filling!

Fresh is always best! It is getting a little late in the season, but perhaps there is time before Thanksgiving to get some baking done. Start with a “pie pumpkin”, they are smaller and sweeter than the ones you use to make jack-o-lanterns with. Slice it in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Also, cut […]