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Jenny  Home cook sharing my tastes and tales from the soul. Food writer and recipe developer. #PR Friendly

In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.
For one of those truly amazing people in my life (and her family) I baked it forward with this applesauce bread. She received this for being someone who loves me, teaches me and always sees the best in me. I am so blessed to have her in my life and any way I can add a little sweetness to hers I will @bakeitforwardproject .
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Here’s a question I’ve asked myself time and time again, why is buttermilk the only milk that doesn’t come in a small container like all the others? There’s only one size option which, unless you are using it to marinate a whole chicken, is usually more than what is needed in the average recipes. Because I absolutely hate food waste I’m always finding other uses for extras and fortunately there happened to be a healthy recipe for toasted oat soda bread in @gordongram new cookbook that called for buttermilk. So yesterday afternoon I tested the recipe; enjoyed some deliciously nutty, fresh baked bread, and performed another food rescue operation .
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How grape is it when you get to jam with one of your best friends and then enjoy the fruits of your labour! I really did enjoy making preserves from the uva fragola (Concord grapes) that @vgallephoto picked from her nonni’s vines earlier this week @bernardincanning .
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Every now and then, in the midst of our crazy lives it’s great to get a little help. Tonight I got some help with my dinner from @ilporcellino using their frozen pizza dough and ready to use basil-tomato sauce. I thawed the dough overnight in the refrigerator and then allowed to proof this afternoon for a few hours at room temperature. The result a soft and pliable dough that rolled out and stretched over my pizza pans like a dream. I then spooned over the fragrant prepared sauce before topping and baking in no time. We enjoyed light and crispy pizza for dinner on what was a very busy night of the week. I’ll be picking up more of this dough to keep in the freezer for when I can use an extra hand in the kitchen (this is not a sponsored post by the way, when I find something I love I just have to share)
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In the words of Matthew McConaughey “the man who invented the hamburger was smart; the man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius!”
Happy Cheeseburger Day! 📸 @vitobruno24 .
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Wishing everyone a sweet start to the work week and a sweet end to the final few days of summer 📸 @vitobruno24 .
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#dessert #sweetstart #sweetfinish #cheesecake #minicheesecake #sweettooth #foodblogger

Today the girls and I were invited to participate in the ultimate family sandwich creation event with @maplelodgefarms
With a room full of breads, fruits, vegetables, condiments and of course turkey and chicken deli meats at our complete disposal we had a whole lot of fun getting creative with what to pack in our lunchbox. We came up with a Tex-Mex wrap filled with peppers, cucumbers, green olives, cheddar, salsa, homemade guacamole (the girls saw avocados on the table and got mashing), crushed tortilla chips (for texture) and a combination of classic oven roast turkey and bbq roast chicken. I guess you could say we were on a roll in the kitchen today
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When my parents were in Calabria earlier this summer they visited the town of Mammola which is renowned for pesce stocco (stock fish). Tonight my father replicated one of the many dishes they enjoyed there; a plate of bucatini with a chunky tomato sauce in which the fish was simmered then finished with ricotta affumicata (smoked ricotta is another local specialty) and because we love heat we added some pepperoncino (plucked from my father’s garden of course) and enjoyed it with a glass of Ciro. If I close my eyes I can almost visualize the rolling Calabrian hills and smell the Ionian Sea as I enjoy my dinner
@piattitipici @calabriafood.official @calabriafoodprn .
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Did you know that your choice of donut says a lot about you? The fact that I will always go for custard and Nutella filled bomboloni makes me fancy and bold. Happy Cream filled donut day, I’m celebrating with my favourites from @sudforno .
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Always keep a smile on your face, love in your heart and chocolate in your mouth. In honour of International Chocolate day I’m throwing it back to the most incredible chocolate hazelnut brownie topped with red wine gelato that I enjoyed @hockleyvalleyresort last month with a big smile on my face and a whole lot of love in my heart
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I guess you could say I went a little bananas yesterday. While my usual use for ripe bananas is banana bread I was inspired to do something a little different thanks to @gordongram
His new cookbook “Healthy, Lean & Fit” (which will be available in stores starting September 25th) features a recipe for baked banana chips along with one for banana “nice” cream so I decided to make both and enjoy them together
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