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Cooking in the Time of Corona

  Do you ever daydream about cinnamon rolls, or am I the only one? I could eat them all day every day. One of the very first things I decided to bake during the shelter in place order was ooey-gooey ...

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Pie

It's no secret that I am a rather lazy baker. When I do make the effort to bake, it is mostly for other people’s enjoyment, not necessarily my own. The first thing I baked all on my own was a pan of ...

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Recalling a Few Cookie Memories of My Youth

I’ve touched on some of the fondest food memories of my youth in a number of my blogs.  Those memories for me, like a lot of us, begin with meals and desserts prepared by our mothers and ...

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Food Comics: Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse

  We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he tackles Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse.

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This Isn't Your Mama’s Peanut Butter and Jelly

I might have made the most delicious peanut butter and jelly in all of mankind. It is quite possibly the most perfect PB & J that civilization has ever seen. Even if you say to yourself right now, ...

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Portable Protein Planks

In efforts to combine my love of food and my newly-landed position as an assistant manager at a few local gyms, I decided to take on creating some homemade protein bars. I could tell that my ...

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Cupcake Boot Camp: The Secret to the Perfect Cupcake

I love baking, especially baking experiments, so when I heard that The Chopping Block had a Cupcake Boot Camp – I think my heart started to beat a bit faster. Four hours, four delicious cupcake ...

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Put it on a Stick

I just returned from my favorite place in the entire world. You guessed it – the Minnesota State Fair! Each year, they introduce something new, and this year was no different. Their ability to put ...

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10 American Foods Foreigners Find Weird

When you hear “America”, what foods come to mind? When I first visited the United States in 2009, I was overwhelmed by how food here differed from the Russian diet: lots of new products, interesting ...

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Making Fudge on a Rainy Day

Why is it that, while our appetite for trying new foods never dulls, there is something so comforting and satisfying about making and eating some of the recipes that were favorites when we were kids? ...

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