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Roasted Mushrooms with Bacon and Eggs from Downtown Italian by Joe Campanele, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson

In Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York’s West Village, authors Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson offer you some of the spectacular recipes from their lower Manhattan restaurant empire. In this special recipe three simple ingredients — mushrooms, eggs, and pickled peppers — combine energetically and enthusiastically. Here 1 and…

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Asparagus and Fried Egg for Breakfast from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

We have two weeks of spring left and perhaps a few more of “spring” asparagus. In Breakfast Comforts Rick Rodgers encourages us all to spend more time in our kitchens crafting a healthy breakfast. In a busy world, that’s a big request. But that challenge is specifically why Rick has filled his lively book with…

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Cookbook Review: National Geographic Kids Cookbook

It is now summer and if you have kids, they are home at last. A leisurely two or three months off from school is, of course, a thing of the past. You may be busier than ever with increased sports events and dance lessons and even summer music lessons. Summer for parents often means, “Where…

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Bacon-and-Cheddar Cornmeal Johnnycakes

This is an intriguing recipe from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers. The name here is actually a bit redundant for johnnycakes are always made with cornmeal. They may look like pancakes, but they are the creation Native Americans and have been prepared for centuries. Today, a johnnycake is most often found in New England, but…

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