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Smoked Beets with Charred Pecans and Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Cream from Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey by John Currence

I do like beets, but it was not the “beets” word that got me here. The “buttermilk-goat cheese cream” is the magic phrase. I am a sucker for cremas, of all colors and intensities. I fully admit: I am a sauce addict. Using buttermilk and goat cheese to make a sauce coating smoked beets? I’m…

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Spanish Turkey Stuffing with Fruit, Nuts, Sausage and Pork

I always remember how Rod Serling would introduce an episode of The Twilight Zone. “For your consideration,” he would say. Well, this recipe is “for your consideration.” In the holiday season, at least one turkey may appear on your table. Stuffing or dressing, whether cooked in the bird or in a casserole, is just about…

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Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative. Rule Three: just, just for one night, forget…

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Cookbook Review: Comfort Food from Ryland Peters and Small

This is the time of year when we often talk about feasts, holiday feasts. But, not every day is a holiday. Or can be. Nor would we want it to be. You can get “fooded” out this time of year. Yet, after a day or two of soup and salad — perhaps an early New…

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