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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Gingerbread with citrus sauce
March 8, 2010 – 8:37 pm | No Comment
Gingerbread with citrus sauce

Gingerbread (sauce recipe below)
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cloves
Cream the …

Cinnamon Raisin Bread
October 27, 2008 – 10:31 am | No Comment
Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 cups raisins
8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp …

Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins
October 24, 2008 – 8:53 am | One Comment
Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins

Double Chocolate Apricot Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch Process Cocoa (sifted)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped …

Cranberry Sage Stuffing
October 14, 2008 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Cranberry Sage Stuffing

Cranberry Sage Stuffing
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, minced
5 large celery stalks, chopped (if you have the leaves, chop them too)
2 cups dried cranberries
4 cups white bread, toasted and cut into …

Rustic Herb Bread
October 6, 2008 – 9:16 am | 2 Comments
Rustic Herb Bread

Rustic Herb Bread
2 1/2 cups Warm water
1 pkg Dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp Herbes De Provence (or Italian Seasoning)
7 cups Flour
1 Egg white, lightly beaten
Stir the first five ingredients together to …

Cinnamon Rolls Extraordinaire
October 5, 2008 – 1:35 pm | No Comment
Cinnamon Rolls Extraordinaire

Cinnamon Rolls Extraordinaire
2 pkg. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water, 105 degrees F to 115 degrees F
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose …

Perfect Homemade Pizzas
October 3, 2008 – 11:32 pm | No Comment
Perfect Homemade Pizzas

Perfect Homemade Pizzas

Dough:
3/4 cup warm water (105F to 115F)
1 envelope active dry yeast (not rapid rise)
2 cups bread flour (or all purpose)
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp regular table salt
3 tbsp olive oil
Pour water into a small …