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These "Salzbrezeln" (salted pretzels) are fun to make-together any time of the year, but are particularly necessary at our house around Oktoberfest. They can be tricky to roll out, but even the youngest pretzel-makers say they're worth it in the end. Enjoy with your...

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Sourdough Starter

Bread, English muffins, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, pretzels – the list of things you can do with a nice sourdough starter is endless! A friend of my mom's turned me on to the wonders of starter many years ago when she served up the most delicious sourdough biscuits...

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Basic Tomato Sauce

When you need a fresh-tasting tomato sauce, but don't have all day to make it, this basic recipe is a great option. Fresh carrots, celery, onion and garlic all brighten – and deepen – the flavor of the canned tomatoes. Perfect served simply over pasta and also ideal...

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Pasta with Walnuts

Our whole family loves this recipe! The ingredients can be kept on hand for a night when you need a quick, satisfying homemade meal. Add a side of sautéed spinach or steamed broccoli (see Three Tasty and Simple Veggie Sides) for balance and nutrition.Ingredients for...

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Tomato Pie

Starring two of our favorite garden crops, tomatoes and basil, this recipe is a great summertime side dish. Use Roma or other paste variety tomatoes to keep your pie from getting runny!Ingredients for Tomato Pie 9" pie crust 2 - 3 large tomatoes or 6 - 8 Roma tomatoes...

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