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Pizza

Pizza

This is the secret family pizza recipe. (Sssshh! Don't tell anyone.)

Potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Fried starch - what's not to like? Best served with butter on top and a side of kielbasa.

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

If you don't put frosting on it, it's considered a muffin and not a cupcake. Which makes it an acceptable breakfast food.

Scones

Scones

I've heard tell that if a British person shouts at the sky for scones, they will fall like manna from the heavens. I'm not sure what the secret is, because I've only seen rain falling from the sky in Britain. Lots and lots of rain.

Fudge brownie

Sea Salt Brownies

Brownie option 2: fudgy and also made with plenty of butter. This time with a (completely not) secret ingredient: sea salt! (Trust me, it works.)

Soft pretzels

Soft Pretzels

I miss being able to get fresh baked pretzels at any bakery on any block in Germany. This is my inadequate and tedious substitute.

Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Even in cookies, the secret is cheese -- in this case, cream cheese. It keeps the cookies moist and prevents blandness. Also butter. Always butter.

Swiss onion soup

Swiss Onion Soup

It's French onion soup, but with Swiss cheese. See? Cheese makes everything better.

Tortilla chips

Tortilla Chips

If I don't keep a bag of tortilla chips around and have to make my own every time, I should theoretically eat less of them. I don't think it's working.

White sauce

White Sauce

It's a super basic white sauce. What else is there to know?