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The Baker and the Chef

Cindy & Greg's home cooking

Steak & Black Bean Chili

Rich chili that is perfect for meat lovers with steak strips in in a rich tomato & beef sauce.

Easy Caesar Salad

Easy to make Caesar with your own dressing & croutons. Make the dressing ahead of time for busy weeknights.

Breakfast Pizza

Eggs on cheesy pizza crust makes a delicious weekend breakfast. Make it veggie friendly with tomatoes and peppers, or try bacon and sausage for meat-loves

Warm Chocolate Cake

This recipe for warm (as in runny) chocolate cake comes from Jean Georges Vongerichen -- of the famed¬† Jean-Georges¬†¬†restaurant in NYC. While I've never eaten there, rumor has it that my kids have ordered the cake from there. Its a... Continue Reading →

Classic Pesto

Whip up this versatile, easy-to-make topping any time you can find fresh basil. Great for soups, vegetables, pasta, grilled meats, fish, and sandwiches. Try freezing small portions to defrost later & add flavor to your weekday meal.

Chocolate Mousse

A rich and airy chocolate mousse that is easy to make, and great for a dessert you can make a day ahead of time. Make sure to chill for a couple hours before serving.

Minestrone Soup

My favorite vegetable soup -- love it with a little parmesan and pesto on top! I add a little shredded chicken for my meat lovers.

Banana Bread

Moist and rich in flavor, this banana bread is great on its own, with a little butter on top, and even toasted. Make it plain, nutty or sweet (chocolate chips) but try it plain first because once you add the chocolate, it's hard to go back.

Winnipeg Cheese Cake

This creamy and light cheese cake is surprisingly easy to make; just make sure to hunt down the fresh cream cheese.

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