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Cookbook Review: Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts

I have about 1600 posts on this blog. Something near 2 million words. I have written about this and about that. I can write about anything. Or so I thought. I mean this as a compliment to the author and packagers of this book: this is the strangest dessert book I have ever seen. I…

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Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Diane Morgan

I first posted this recipe four years ago, and it is one Suzen and I have enjoyed on a regular basis ever since. Now, I know, I have posted several sweet potato recipes recently, all in anticipation of Thanksgiving. Which is very soon. Actually, it’s tomorrow. And if you have yet to settle on a…

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Cookbook Review [and a recipe!]: Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy

Because we look and smell before we taste, a great dish must fill the room with aroma and astonish us with beauty. Now, cookbooks cannot issue aroma, but they can be seductively, intensely beautiful. Pomegranates & Pine Nuts, by Bethany Kehdy, is a such a beauty, one whose pictures  will surely beguile you. Then, you read…

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I actually put that into my marriage contract with Suzen.…

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