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Patricia Rain

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Hibiscus Refresher

As the name of this beverage implies, it is made from the deep crimson or magenta calyces (sepals) of  the roselle flower: Hibiscus sabdariffa. It

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Moroccan Orange Salad

Moroccan Orange Salad is a traditional dish served along with lamb and vegetable soup (Harira) during Ramadan. It’s a very refreshing and revitalizing salad for

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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala has been around since the 19th century, but it’s well worth dusting off and enjoying. The recipe itself  probably originated in Western Sicily

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Cherry-Vanilla Rugelach

Melissa Clark wrote about Cherry Rugelach in the NY Times saying, that bakers should have as much fun making this recipe as eating them, and

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French Apple and Almond Cake

Contributed by Molly Pisula,Vanilla Bean Cuisine.com Having had an online presence for almost twenty years, I’ve met so many wonderful people, including Culinary specialists, bakers

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Mushroom Barley Soup

What’s not to love about soup? It doesn’t require a lot of kitchen experience to make a good soup. It’s warming, nutritious, and good any

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

During my time in Devon, England, one of my goals was to try Sticky Toffee Pudding. For those of you unaware of English vernacular, “pudding”

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Pumpkin Muffins

Every autumn, as the temperatures drop, we are drawn to all things pumpkin and butternut squash. But is it really all about the squash or

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Applesauce Muffins

If I were to choose only one muffin recipe from my collection, it would be this recipe for applesauce muffins. These muffins are extremely moist,

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Fresh Berry Coffee Cake

 Living on the Central California Coast I almost feel guilty because of  the magnificent produce we have year ’round. This is especially true when the

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