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For Appetizers

Foods that make great appetizers

Mmmmm…Butter Cake

April 18, 2015 |

MAKE THIS NOW! Browning the butter for this cake really makes this cake outstanding. Make sure to cool butter completely before adding to egg and sugar mixture.Read More

257 East Pizza

March 29, 2015 |

St Louis Style Pizza in Raymore…. you don’t have drive 257 miles east for great thin crust pizza with home-made Provel. No Yeast dough means it takes longer to heat the oven that make the crust.Read More

Fire Roasted Red Sauce For Pizza

March 29, 2015 |

This pizza sauce is deceptively simple. You can make it right before you need it or give it a day to sit and let the herbs do their magic. If the kids aren’t eating use a pinch of cayenne or pepper flakes to add a touch of heat.Read More

Pan Fried Pork Dumplings

February 12, 2015 |

I love dumplings…use a #100 for perfect portion and practice getting the perfect seams… I suggest repeated attempts. 🙂Read More

The Lunch Lady Grilled Cheese

February 9, 2015 |

To me grilled cheese is about the contrast between the gooey interior and the crunchy exterior. This recipe is more about method vs. ingredients but feel free to make it as suggested…Read More

Garlic, Ginger and Wings….Oh MY!

January 26, 2015 |

These wings are very flavorful and I have intentionally not used any measurements. This one is about how you are feeling on the day you make it. These flavors balance so well you likely can’t go wrong.Read More

Eric’s Best Deviled Eggs

December 30, 2014 |

This is a keeper. Simple to prep and delicious. These look best when you pipe the filling but hey spoons work too.Read More

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

December 22, 2014 |

Spinach and Artichoke dip is one of those dishes you can get at many restaurants but the first time you make it for your self you will not likely order it out again. Read More

3D Hollandaise Sauce

December 14, 2014 |

This sauce is the most stable hollandaise i have ever used. Leftovers….save for 3 days but its never made it that long before its eatenRead More

The Best Fettuccine Alfredo

December 13, 2014 |

The Best Fettuccine Alfredo but only if you serve it right away. For the best results warm the bowls before serving the Fettuccine Alfredo.Read More

Cured and Smoked Salmon

December 12, 2014 |

This smoked salmon is great on a cracker…better on a benedict and best gathered around the cutting board chowing it down before it even makes it on a platter.Read More

Chipolte Shrimp and Grits

October 25, 2014 |

These Shrimp and Grits are smoky and simple to make. Erin say’s she likes this version better than the other recipe for shrimp and grits on this site. Flavors of the southwest knocking out the Tabasco. Read More

Deep Fried Mushrooms

August 12, 2014 |

Deep Fried Mushrooms so simple and so satisfying. I love these with ranch dressing but it has to be the good stuff. Also try them with Sour Cream with red chile. (equal parts sour cream and canned chipotle peppers that have been pureed in their adobo sauce) Read More

Ruben Casserole

May 16, 2014 |

Ok sauerkraut is the first hurdle but if they can get past that this is great. All the flavors of a well made ruben for a crowd. Travels well in a pyrex and washes down great with a newcastle.Read More

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