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Category: Baking

Tender Fluffy Dinner Rolls for Company

Biscuits or dinner rolls, what’s your preference? Biscuits are casual and easy, mix some dough together and the baking powder does the rising work. Dinner Rolls are another beast entirely. And I do mean beast, a yeast beast! For years I tried to make dinner rolls, to no avail. They didn’t rise, or they didn’t brown, or they just didn’t taste good. What was I doing wrong?!?! Who knows? Then I dug…

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…

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