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Cottage Pie with Tomatoes and an American Twist

This cottage pie recipe uses tomatoes and more vegetables. As such it is a bit more American. My research into Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie found that the basic thread is the same whether the intended audience is in the U.S. or the U.K. A meat stew, likely with some vegetables and covered with mashed …

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Shepherd’s Pie with Tomatoes

Shepherd’s Pie with tomatoes is basically a lamb stew with a nice crunchy potato top. My research into this topic revealed a straightforward pattern to classify the Shepherd’s/Cottage pies. It works this way: lamb (Shepherd’s) or Cottage (Beef), then there is the issue of adding tomatoes or not. Lastly, the issue of do you add …

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Cottage Pie with Chanterelle Mushrooms

To use the formal British terminology, the difference between Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie is substituting beef for lamb. Basically, both are ground meat and vegetable stew covered with mashed potatoes and baked. Researching posted recipes shows a tendency to add more to the flavor profile when using beef. The use of flavorful Chanterelle mushrooms …

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Banana Gelato with Chocolate Chips and Pecans

Banana bread is not the only use for ripe bananas. Consider banana gelato with chocolate chips and pecans. With the right equipment and some secrets, you can come pretty close to the Italian experience of gelato. After much research and much trial and error, I have developed some tips for successful gelato. Please check out …

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