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Burek: A Meat-Filled Phyllo Pie

  A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my Burek in The Chopping Block's private Facebook group with the promise of the complete recipe to come. If you are not familiar with our TCB group, you ...

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Yes, You Can Make Pop Tarts from Scratch

  I was feeling a bit ambitious this past weekend, and decided to try making pop tarts from scratch. I thought it would be a really great way to start Father’s Day morning, and my husband and kids ...

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Bubble Pizza

  I often crave pizza, but don’t have the time to make it from scratch. My favorite pizza crust recipe requires one proofing, so instead, this quick and easy bubble pizza is my go-to. I love that ...

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It Doesn't Get Much Easier than Muffins

  The stars must surely be in alignment because: our markets are now bursting with berries; we all need to get out of our ruts and treat ourselves and loved ones to something special; and this ...

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Caulifredo: A Cheater's Guide to Almost Alfredo and  Pesto

  Like a lot of other people over the past few months, I’ve chosen to rely on a delivery service for my shopping. Normally, I love to go to the grocery store. I love the colors of the produce, the ...

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Turn the Heat Up or Down in Homemade Harissa

  I absolutely love the flavors of Middle Eastern and North African cooking - the warm spices of cumin, cardamom, turmeric and cinnamon to name just a few; the freshest vegetables including tomatoes, ...

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Berries and Cream Stuffed French Toast

  Sunday brunch will always be my favorite memory. My family would frequent the local Hickory House, which had a good ole’ fashioned country buffet – pleasantly filling our bellies until supper. Or, ...

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Ali's Famous Coffee Cake is a Friend Maker

  Long ago, I had just moved to a far-away town where I knew almost no one. Once the unpacking was nearly finished, I sat for a minute in the front window and wondered how and when I might make new ...

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Summer Sides to Center Stage

  You’ve heard the description, “the table was sagging under the weight its food”?  This phrase is usually attributable to Thanksgiving dinner or summer barbecues, and conjures up the delights of ...

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Scallion Pancakes

I know, I know… by now you’re not shocked that I’m coming to you excited about pancakes again, but hear me out - my latest adventure in pancakes took a savory turn and it’s my favorite chapter of my ...

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