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Berry Shortcakes

Quart of fresh strawberries Small package of fresh raspberries Several Tablespoons sugar Two Tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (such as Triple Sec, Gran Gala or Grand Marnier) Shortcakes Whipped cream or whipped topping (homemade, canned, or whatever you prefer) Cinnamon (optional)

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Amaretto Coffee

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 cup water 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste pinch salt cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon) 1 3/4 cups half-and-half, or to taste 4 cups hot coffee 1/4 cup-1/2 cup amaretto

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White Chocolate Vanilla Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust 1 1/2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs 4 Tablespoons butter, melted Filling 1 1/2 lbs cream cheese, softened 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3 eggs 12 ounces of white chocolate, melted over a warm double boiler 1

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cooler

2 cups (heaping) hulled, quartered strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic or raspberry vinegar (or 1 T each) 3 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Gran Gala) 1/4 cup orange juice

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Camembert Fondue

12 ounces Camembert cheese 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups milk, boiled and strained (you can use 2% milk if you like) 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Parmesan-Garlic Sourdough Bread

4 or 5 cups of proofed sourdough starter* 1 cup shredded parmesan 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek** 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup soy milk or light soy milk*** 1 teaspoon

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Honey Mustard (Truffle) Carrots

one pound carrots, peeled and chopped into small, bite-sized pieces enough vegetable broth to cover the carrots 2 tablespoons honey (preferably white truffle honey; look for it at Or, other lightly-flavored exotic honey) 2 tablespoons good-quality dijon mustard 1/8

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Mushroom and Smoked Salmon Omelette

6 oz white mushrooms safflower oil (or other oil with a high smoke point, like canola or peanut) salt and pepper 1 tablespoon cognac (or sherry or rum) 6 eggs 2 tablespoons milk or soy milk 1 teaspoon honey (preferably

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Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

6 red potatoes Pam spray (or other cooking spray) 3 heads of garlic (this sounds like a lot, but the resulting flavor is surprisingly delicate) 6 cups vegetable stock (we use Knorr vegetable bouillon) 1 cup soy milk salt and

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Bacon Rosti

3 or 4 red potatoes 5 slices of bacon Plain cooking spray

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