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Classic Bechamel Sauce

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This classic bechamel sauce is a quick and easy component of many Old World pasta dishes.

Rich Southwestern Chili

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It may not be a chili contest winner for spiciness or novelty.  Instead, this good, hearty, traditional Southwestern chili will warm you up and put a smile on your face with a touch of spicy and a load of flavor.  As with all good soups, stews and chilis, left overs only get better as the spices infuse over time.  For the purists on either side of the chili debate: this chili has beans!

Silky Butternut Squash Soup with Lavender and Rosemary

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Get ready for a delicious, healthy, aromatic and comforting way to eat your vegetables!  A fall and winter favorite, this thick butternut squash soup is packed with vegetables.  If that wasn't good enough, the sweet flavor and scent of lavendar and rosemary make it outright irresistible. You will swear this soup is so silky smooth it must have cream or at least butter in it, but there is none at all!

This makes 8-10 soup bowl servings, so it is a considerable amount of soup--perfect for a large family gathering.  As with most soups, it gets be

Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

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Light and just the right thickness, with a perfect spongy texture for soaking up warm maple syrup, this pancake recipe shows you how buttermilk can make something good truly great!  This from scratch recipe makes enough for a healthy dozen, six inch pancakes.  The recipe also works well with extra mixings, such as granola, oatmeal, banana, blueberries, etc.

Mexican Sopapilla Cheesecake

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The taste of sopapillas combined with cheesecake ... can this sound any better? This tasty dessert is so easy to prepare, and a favorite with groups and pot lucks.  If you love cinnamon, sugar and butter, you will love this treat!