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Recipe: Homemade Bagels!

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There are many things I’m enjoying about my adopted city of Kansas City since I moved here a few months ago – more space, excellent barbecue, and relearning how to drive again (sorry, fellow drivers!).  However, one thing I definitely miss about NYC are the bagels! Growing up in the tri-state area, I didn’t realize until I moved away how amazingly awesome NYC bagels are, and how different they are elsewhere.  Frozen supermarket bagels aren’t even in the same league.  So, when I happened upon this recipe for homemade bagels on Serious Eats, I knew I had to try it.

My go-to bagel is always everything with low-fat scallion cream cheese. Amaaazing! So, I needed to first put together my own everything bagel spice: Continue Reading

Recipe: Challah

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Challah at your homegirl!  Here on the BAN blog, baking homemade bread is one of my favorite things to do, and challah is one of my favorite breads to make.  Soft, sweet, eggy, and a multitude of loaf shapes – what’s not to like? In honor of Rosh Hashanah, I baked up this round loaf to bring to work.  I fully realize the irony that the challah will mostly be consumed by fellow carb-loving gentiles like myself.

I’ve tried a few different challah recipes, and have tweaked and adjusted so that the below works consistently for me.  Some things that I favor include using honey instead of sugar, an egg wash that consists of two parts white to one part yolk, hand kneading, resisting the urge to add too much flour to the dough, and a second egg wash halfway through baking.  And I always do the six-strand braid or the round loaf.  Fun times!  But don’t take my word for it, give it a try: Continue Reading

Recipe: Ribs and Corn Pudding

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As the weather warms up in NYC, I’ll probably retire my beloved slow cooker for the summer (I previously blogged about yummy slow cooker Chile Verde). However, a few unseasonably chilly weeks ago, I put together some ribs and corn pudding.  The result was sooooo good and soooo easy! Seriously, you can’t mess this up!

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Recipe: Honey Cornbread

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A friend recently extolled the virtues of honey on everyday foods.  While some combinations, such as honey and peanut butter toast, were understandable, I was a bit skeptical of the more novel mash-ups –  honey/pizza and honey/hamburger to name a few (though I admit I’ll will try it out).  Anyway, when thinking of recipes to put together for Thanksgiving week, I thought the addition of honey to my super easy cornbread recipe would be a nice change.  Intrigued? Keep reading…

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Recipe: Shrimp Etouffee

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Here’s a little secret – I don’t have the faintest clue how to cook.  I can bake up a storm, but cooking?  Geez, it’s like watching a dog try to type on your laptop – maybe his paws can occasionally eke out a word or two, but it’s mostly by chance, and for the rest of the time you watch with a mix of amusement and horror.  But I’ve got to start somewhere, right?

I read a novel that featured crawfish etouffee and decided I needed to make it.  So, relying heavily upon this recipe by Emeril, I attempted an etouffee.  You will need:
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