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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.

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The Classic French 75 Cocktail

The French 75 cocktail is a fascinating and historic drink, with its origins dating all the way back to World War I. Discovering the history of this delightful concoction adds an interesting twist to ...

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Pesto for your Basil Abundance

What do you do when you have an abundance of basil in your garden this time of year? You make pesto! Pesto is so versatile and can be used in so many different applications and recipes.

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Key Lime Pie for the Summer Dessert Win

Summer is all about having fun and enjoying good food. And what better way to do that than with an easy, delicious recipe for any occasion? One of my favorite desserts for the season is Key Lime Pie!

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Cold Pressed Juice - Is it Worth It?

I recently started cold press juicing and with all the wonderful benefits I have experienced, I thought I would share why I think it is worth the hype.

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Rosé Sangria: A Perfect Springtime Drink

As the temperatures start to rise and the flowers begin to bloom, it's the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing and light cocktail. Sangria is an ideal springtime drink that's sure to impress your ...

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A Perfect Cheesecake Every Time

Classic cheesecake has always been one of my favorite go to desserts. This recipe is silky smooth, rich, tangy and simply delicious.

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Chocolate Chip Browned Butter Cookies

There is nothing like a homemade chocolate chip cookie. Over the years, I have made many chocolate chip cookie recipes, which are all generally very similar. As a chef, I'm always looking for ...

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Homemade Egg Rolls

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is upon us, which got me in the mood to make some of my favorite Chinese dishes. Egg rolls are the quintessential Chinese takeout food, but did you know they ...

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Gift Spicy Garlic Chili Crisp

Over the years, chili oil has become a condiment that I can't live without, and it's even better when it's homemade. This chili crisp is easy to make, perfect for spooning over just about anything ...

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Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Bacon and Dates

I'm excited to share this fun, festive and delicious appetizer that will start your holiday parties off right: creamy whipped goat cheese topped with a caramelized mixture of rosemary, honey, spiced ...

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