Leslie Brunker has been a cook and baker since childhood. Cooking is her art form and entertaining friends in her home is a passion. She retired her consulting business and now enjoys world travel (often done solo) and exploring her home city, Portland, OR.

Latest Posts By Leslie Brunker

3 months ago

Get Off the Bottle… of Store-Bought Salad Dressing! (RECIPE)

I am on a mission to get people to stop using bottled salad dressings with their inferior ingredients and sugars and all. You can make your own homemade dressings and store them in the fridge for days or weeks. It’s a great way to get creative in the kitchen…

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5 months ago

My Famous, Weekend Brunch, French Toast Recipe

I love weekend brunch at home and this morning am making one of my two very favorite brunch meals. This is not for the faint at heart, believe me. You can cut the fat in this recipe, but the fat is part of the amazing flavor of this French Toast…

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6 months ago

Is It Possible to Make a Quick, Easy Risotto? Totally! (RECIPES)

Yes, you read that right. Quick and easy. These are not words I usually associate with making risotto. I don’t make risotto often because it requires standing at the stove and stirring, stirring, stirring… while adding liquid a little at a time. Are you with me? It’s too much time…

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