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Category: Baking

Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme… Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years! As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu…

Peppery Chicken Wings

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Salted Caramel Brownies and Espresso Ice Cream

If you love a rich fudge brownie, then these Salted Caramel Brownies and Espresso Ice Cream will fit the bill! Drizzled with a caramel sauce and then sprinkled with sea salt flakes…Oh My Word! The chocolate decadence combined with the thin flakes of saltiness, it’s a match made in heaven! So imagine how excited I was when I knew I was “up” for the dessert at Kyle & Joel’s Great 8 dinner…

Olive Bread 2-2-2 (French Bread)

Homemade bread is one of the best things on the planet. And even though it seems intimidating, if you are going to be home for a couple of hours, you can definitely make this recipe. This Olive Bread was out of the oven in 2 hours…that’s right, from mixing it up and including 2 rises, the whole process took about 2 hours; and you get 2 loaves! That’s why I call this Olive Bread…

Apricot Blueberry Cobbler

August is the month for stone fruits and there is nothing better than when a friend has fruit trees. And since fruit trees generally yield far too much for one family…friends share! Recently we received a bag of fresh apricots. After we had eaten as much as our tummies could handle the fruits were getting softer. Don’t throw these jewels out, bake something! Anytime you have fruits about to go bad, make a dessert. Cobblers are…

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