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Stacey Ballis

Stacey Ballis is the author of ten novels of culinary fiction including, Off the Menu, Out to Lunch, Recipe for Disaster, Wedding Girl and How to Change a Life as well as a digital cookbook, Big Delicious Life. Her nonfiction essays have appeared in several anthologies, and her food writings and recipes have appeared in Food & Wine Magazine, EatingWell Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Bake From Scratch Magazine, Plate Magazine, MyRecipes.com, ExtraCrispy.com, TheTakeout.com, AllRecipes.com, and a recipe of hers was adapted for use in The New York Times. She was the recipe developer and culinary consultant for The Self-Care Cookbook by Frank Ardito. Stacey lives in Chicago with her husband and is currently at work on a new full-length work of fiction.
Slices of blood orange are topped with rose water and pistachios in this simple, colorful dish.
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Because these waffles reheat so well, you can skip feeling like a short-order cook—slinging them out one at a time—and prep them all ahead.
Inspired by the flavors of loukaniko, a classic Greek sausage, these sausage patties are flavored with orange, fennel and leek.
Make-Ahead Cinnamon Rolls
Rating: Unrated
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Here's one take on wake and bake—you do all the prep work the day before and let the rolls have their final rise in the fridge while you sleep. Not only does that allow them to develop extra flavor, you get more shut-eye.
Spinach & Feta Strata
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It doesn't get any tastier than this make-ahead breakfast casserole. Spinach adds color and nutrients, while feta cheese adds a touch of saltiness.
Yogurt gets topped with muesli, pecans and dried cherries for a healthy breakfast idea.
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Storing flour properly means you'll save money, and you will always have some on hand for whatever baking project you might find.