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The Perfect Beginner’s Bread

  Baking bread can be an intimidating undertaking for even an experienced home cook. There are so many new variables to consider, and vocabulary to master, not to mention all the different types of ...

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Brioche Air Fried French Toast Sticks

  Brioche is one of my favorite types of bread. It’s rich, buttery and slightly sweet, and like many delicious breads and baked goods, it’s of French origin. In fact, brioche is in some ways part ...

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Easy Vegan Swaps

  I will be honest: I am not vegan. When I was at my healthiest, I drastically reduced my intake of animal proteins, dairy, and processed foods and it made a world of difference in my overall feeling ...

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Homemade Soft Pretzels with Honey Mustard

  Before I started working at The Chopping Block, I was not comfortable with making doughs. But thankfully, the chefs here really know how to break this task down for any home cook to tackle. And ...

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Butternut Squash Bread for Fall

  It's no secret how much I love fall. I’m enjoying every minute of the weather cooling down just enough to make me want to open my windows, wear boots and hoodies, enjoy all the changing foliage ...

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Cinnamon Rolls

Making homemade dough is something that I have not always been comfortable with. But learning from talented pastry chefs at The Chopping Block and after teaching plenty of kids and teen baking ...

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Boast about Your Bruschetta Board

  Do you ever think about where words for food come from? There is more to it than just the etymology to consider, there is also a semantic shift.

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Breaking Bread

  During this pandemic just about everyone jumped on the bread bandwagon. I think learning how to make sourdough bread was basically everyone’s bucket list recipe during this time - so much so that ...

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Savory Monkey Bread

Growing up my mom always made something she called pull-apart garlic bread. It was pieces of bread dough covered in garlic butter, piled in a loaf or Bundt pan, and baked until golden brown. It was ...

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Step by Step

      My first experience with pita bread was 40 or more years ago in the small Midwestern town from where I am from. I don’t exactly remember what was in the pita, but I do remember thinking pita ...

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