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Vegetable & Mushroom Barley Soup

Where I live Fall is in the air, and I had the urge to make soup today, soup sooths the soul and nourishes the body and boosting one’s resolve to face the chill of the day. Ingredients 1 can (1-pound) tomatoes, chopped, with the juice 8 cups water 1 onion, thinly [ ... ]
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Lemon-Brine for Chicken

Lemon-Brine for Chicken “To make juicy and delectably chicken soak it in a lemony brine 8 cups cold water 1/2 cup kosher salt 1/8 cup honey 1/2 head of garlic, smashed but not peeled 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 3 large rosemary sprigs 1 small bunch of oregano 1 small bunch of parsley Finely grated zest and juice of [ ... ]

Pecan Toffee Coffee Cake

“Rich with the flavours of pecans, sweet butter and creamy toffee, this simple coffee cake is fabulous! Filling 1/2 tightly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3/4 cup English toffee pieces for baking, such as Skor Bits Cake [ ... ]
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Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

“An inexpensive alternative to veal. The longer it cooks the richer the sauce gets. Ingredients 8 chicken thighs 1 medium onions 1 medium carrots 1 celery 2 garlic cloves 1/2 green pepper 3/4 cup red wine 1 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 1 (16 ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 teaspoon [ ... ]
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Braised Short Ribs with Horseradish Gremolata, Mario Batali

This braised short rib recipe was very easy to follow and yielded great results. We loved it. I made it the day before, because we wanted to give the flavors time to meld, and get rid of the fat, there is a lot. The short ribs were beautiful. [ ... ]
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