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German Pancake

German Pancake

I have been trying to find a great German Pancake (also known as a Dutch Baby) recipe for years. I found several but I generally got mixed results. Recently I adapted this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen and found that it worked perfectly every single time. An added plus is that you don’t have to remember to preheat the oven. The only caution is that you need to make sure you leave enough room above the oven rack as the edges will puff up at least four inches above the edge of the skillet.
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Root Vegetable Gratin

I found this recipe in the December 2010 Sunset magazine. I had never cooked with parsnips or celery root before this. They bring an earthiness and sweetness that is great on a cold winter evening.

To reheat this dish put it in a 325° for about 30 minutes. If you reheat it in the microwave, it will lose its crispiness.

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Strawberry / English Muffin French Toast

Thanks to this year’s El Niño effect there is currently an abundance of strawberries on the market (I can get them for 88 cents a pound at Ralph’s supermarkets in southern California). So I was ecstatic when I received a Food Network e-mail with a link to the Food Network Magazine Strawberry Shortcake French Toast recipe. If you add a spoon of fresh whipped cream, this is a breakfast I would be happy to order in a restaurant. Continue reading