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your favorite strong coffee?

February 10, 2014

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Starbucks lattes taste bitter and burnt. It’s a flavor to which I’ve become accustomed. That doesn’t make it good; it makes it familiar. But I’ve had magical coffee moments when I leave the Fourbucks coffee clutch for milkier pastures. Many…
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all dressed up – thanksgiving edition

November 18, 2013

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I‘m married, so I get my thrill for variety sated in food options. I’ll never abandon the traditional stuffing of my youth: apple, sausage, celery, sage and walnuts. Sometimes golden raisins will plump up in wine or stock, that, or…
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thankful for do-ahead thanksgiving recipes

November 15, 2013

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Over the past three days, I’ve received more than a handful of random requests for my cranberry sauce recipe, and for the Corn Pudding Pushover. Recipes included below, along with links to prior Thanksgivings, including last year’s video of how…
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go big or go (to someone else’s) home?

March 18, 2013

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Kreplach hit the fan a few Passovers ago. Because ceiling fans are ugly and because triangular noodles filled with chopped meat are a no-go when it comes to keeping kosher for Passover, no, nothing actually hit the fan, but I…
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pounded into submission

January 22, 2013

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I can’t be alone in this. Tonight was to be pork chops smothered with spiced apples, served over bacon-laced grits. When a recipe calls for pork, say, to be pounded into half-inch cutlets, I’m incapable of eyeballing it. I keep…
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thanksgiving menu planning

November 13, 2012

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Make-ahead. Do-ahead. I’m all about it this year, whatever I can do to make everything and anything in advance. I’m rolling out the pie dough (vodka in lieu of water!), pre-baking the casseroles, and even assembling the stuffing and dressings.…
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missed (food + friend) connections

November 4, 2012

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I long for connectedness, wanting to hold on to the people of whom I’ve let go. In a move, in growing up, across the country, across time, I think that’s what we do when we cook. We don’t only connect…
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what makes your “worth it” list?

August 1, 2011

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This list is an extension of an earlier post, where I promised to post such a list. So, here it is, my TOTALLY WORTH IT LIST (aka a list of things I’m glad I bought before marriage and babies, when…
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