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Rachel Maria's French-Maple Bread

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Are you ready for a knock-your-socks-off breakfast treat? Make this for company. Make this for your loved ones. Make this just because you want to eat something delicious. 

Rachel Maria’s French-Maple Bread

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients

  • * Day Old Bread Loaf (French, Italian, Sesame...you name it)
  • * 3-4 Large Eggs
  • * 1/3 C Milk, Cream, or  Go Crazy with Flavored Creamer!
  • * Tsp Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg (optional)
  • * 3 T Each - Caramel & Syrup (Preferably Maple Syrup)

Instructions

  1. * Preheat Oven to 350 F
  2. * Slice Day Old Bread into 1 1/2 " Slices
  3. * Assemble Bread in a greased Baking Dish (Butter or Pam - NO Olive Oil, Italians!)
  4. * Whisk Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings in bowl
  5. * Pour over bread.  Cover with Tin Foil.  Bake for 25 Min.
  6. * In a small bowl melt (microwave for 30 sec.) Caramel & Syrup
  7. * After 25 min. of baking.  Remove Foil.  Pour Caramel Syrup on top.
  8. * Bake for 5 more min.
  9. * Serve with Fruit, Cool Whip, or why not...more maple syrup!
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Rachel G's Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms & Gravy

Rachel Maria's Recipes

Can’t take credit for this one.  (Technically, I owe credit to my Italian mamma, Rachel Gloria, for most of my own recipes because I’ve gotten most of my ideas from her!)  This is ridiculously yummy!

Recipe Yields 4-6 Servings

INGREDIENTS

* 1.5-2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef (or Beef, pork, and veal medley)
* 2 Yellow Onions chopped
* 1 Green Pepper Chopped
* 1 lb. Mushrooms sliced
* 4-6 Cloves Garlic chopped
* 2 Lg. Eggs
* 2 Cups Bread Crumbs
* 1/3 Cup Ketchup
* 2 Tbs. Sriracha (Optional for a little heat)
* 1 Tbs. EVOO, Fresh chopped Parsely, Salt & Pepper
* I Jar of Brown Gravy (or home-cooked brown gravy thickened with corn-starch)

DIRECTIONS

* Preheat Oven to 350.

* In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute’ chopped onions, green pepper, and garlic until translucent.

* Meanwhile in a large bowl, add breadcrumbs with 1 cup of milk or warm water to soften the breadcrumbs.

* Add ground meat, eggs, salt, and pepper, parsley, Ketchup, Sriracha,

*Add cooked onion, peppers, and garlic to the mixture.

* Mix together with your hands

* Shape into 4-6 oversized burger patties and place in a roasting pan or tin.  Cover with Foil

* Cook for 1.5 hours.

* After 1 hour of cooking add sauteed mushrooms (just add a little more EVOO to the same saucepan you cooked the onion/pepper/garlic in)

* Pour mushrooms and jar of brown gravy over the beef patties.

* Keep foil off for remaining 15-30 minutes.

* Serve with pork-n-beans and your favorite prepared mashed potatoes!

 

* All ovens vary.  Check meat every 30 minutes.  The end result will have no pink on the inside and not too much dark on the outside.

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The House on High Street

Today, as I sit here in my haven in our Beach Condo (which will be sold next week), I reflect on the bittersweet feelings in letting go and moving on. As I watch the calming waters of the ocean in front of me, listen to the seagulls around me, and breathe in the salt air… I close my eyes and begin to dream of the next chapter in my life.

We are finally buying our very own home. A 200-year old fixer-upper on a pristine street lined with trees and beautiful houses, in a quaint picturesque neighborhood. Selling this condo here is buying our home there. It’s a bittersweet exchange. No more beach view and daily walks along the ocean.  It’s time to let go, and look forward to something new

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