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HI, Our blog has some technical issues, well, lots of technical issues. I have not been able to post for a week and it may be a few days more unitl everything is under control. Sorry for the interupiton. We'll be be back in business soon. Brian

Floreciente from Skinny Sippers

  Monday I posted a cookbook review for Skinny Sippers, a volume of cocktail recipes with a twist [no pun intended]. Each of the recipes in Skinny Sippers gives you a lovely cocktail in under 150 calories. The recipes are dotted with ideas for using fruit, fruit and vegetables juices, and diet mixers to provide…

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Perfect Frosting with Evaporated Milk

How would you like a perfect frosting for cookies? I mean perfect. Cookies often demand a frosting that is suited to their storage. We stack cookies, put them in boxes in layers, stage them for use a few days out. Regular frostings, really cake frostings, do not work very well for those situations. Those frostings…

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Caramelized Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a vegetable with many cousins: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale. This picture is of a relative new variety of green cauliflower that has become widely available only since the 1990s. Viewed up close, cauliflower is certainly a complex and curious plant. If you have ever heard about “fractals” or the…

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Frosted Maple Drops

As you wander the fall farmers markets, you are sure to see bottles and even jugs of a wonderful American product: maple syrup. When Suzen and I travel to Europe, we take a bundle of small bottles to give away to old and new friends. Eyes widen when they see the liquid gold and we…

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Cookbook Review: The Ultimate Cookie Book from Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens has titled this The Ultimate Cookie Book. And, doubling down, on the back cover there is the claim, “The only cookie book you’ll ever need.” These are bold claims, but valid ones. Suzen and I have hundreds of cookie books. Seriously, hundreds. We have old friends there on our cookbook shelves…

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