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Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook

This a serious but very positive cookbook review. We all hope for a long and healthy life. Longevity is now much more attainable — remember when “50” was old? Thanks, in part, to modern medicine we can expect to live far longer than we might have dreamed. The catch here, and there’s often a catch…

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Cilantro Sauce

Cilantro is a lively herb that we mostly encounter diced up in salsa or in guacamole. The sharp flavor is unmistakable. Cooked cilantro? That’s a much more rare experience, yet this sauce will convince you of some hidden flavor powers of cilantro. This sauce is a thick, dense amalgam of cilantro and chicken-based stock. It…

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Roast Turkey Breast: The Other Other White Meat

I had a recipe that called for roast chicken and, you know what, I just did not want chicken. My clients at Cooking by the Book often order a chicken entrée for their team building outings here. Chicken is both delicious and the “safe” thing to order when you are planing a meal for 10…

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The Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference

There is a special class of books that warms the heart of true foodies: the kitchen companion. These are reference books, not cookbooks. They are filled with facts and figures that answer the questions that can randomly arise in only the mind of  food-obsessed individuals. “Food –obsessed” is an adjective and complement. If someone uses…

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