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Kelly K

Kelly K
Kelly grew up cooking and baking and has had a passion for food ever since she was young. She also has a sweet tooth, so she decided to pursue a career in pastry. She graduated from the French Pastry School in Chicago and has worked at hotels, restaurants and bakeries. Kelly always wanted to share her knowledge of culinary arts with people, which led her to The Chopping Block. When she's not teaching, she likes to garden and enjoy nature and her animals.

Recent Posts

Homemade Snacks: Goldfish Edition

Anyone who knows me, knows I love snacks. I also love recreating classic snacks from scratch. There’s something special about making wholesome food at home with simple ingredients, knowing exactly ...

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Garlic Scapes: The Edible Flower

Scapes are here! Many are unaware of this wonderful vegetable, but if you know where to look for them during this brief season, you are in for a treat. Scapes are only around in late spring - early ...

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Pickled Asparagus: A Sign of Spring

We are in peak asparagus season! When you have an asparagus patch in your garden, you are never short of these amazing vegetables through the spring and summer. Asparagus is a perennial and one of ...

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Elevate your Drinks with this Ginger Simple Syrup

Making flavored simple syrups is such an amazing way to enhance your favorite drinks. Used cocktails, seltzers, teas, lemonades and everything in between, with only three ingredients, this ginger ...

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Your New Favorite Buttercream Recipe

Swiss meringue buttercream is always my go-to buttercream for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and everything in between. It has a silky smooth, soft, fluffy texture, which makes it so easy to work with. ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Yeast

Making bread dough can be a bit intimidating at first, especially when you don’t know what yeast to use.

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Kolaczki for your Christmas Cookie Tray

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means Christmas cookies! This time of year always brings me back to being a little kid, baking cookies with my mom. Every year we make a variety of ...

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Cinnamon Apple Crisp: The Perfect Fall Dessert

It wouldn’t be fall without an apple dessert! I love a good apple pie (especially The Chopping Block's), but sometimes I don't want to fuss with pie dough. This recipe gives you everything you know ...

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Cinnamon Rolls for Holiday Breakfasts

As the holidays approach us, I've been getting in the mood to start making my favorite desserts. In my family, we always make cinnamon rolls to enjoy for breakfast or really any time of the day.

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Welcome Fall with Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Fall is right around the corner, and nothing is better than eating cozy meals on a chilly night. There is something so special about short ribs. They seem fancy, yet they are so simple and easy to ...

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