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Cookbook Review: Skinny Sippers

I enjoy a good cocktail. I do. The intensity of flavor, the splash of color, the relaxing effects — it’s no wonder that the cocktail hour prevails, whether at home or in the happy hour activities at every bar in town. Growing up in the 1950s, my parents were just like everyone else on the…

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Cookbook Review: Potato Salad

There is a hotel near us upstate — the Emerson — with a gift store that Suzen and I often visit. There is an exceptional blend of good things here: clothing, jams, dinnerware, coffee, and cookbooks. Suzen looks at her things and I look at mine. We do share coffee and we do find little…

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Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review: Tapas by Penelope Casas

  This week’s Throwback Thursday cookbook review is a classic: Tapas by Penelope Casas. First published in 1985, and republished in 2007, Tapas was a breakthrough book. In 1985, how many of us knew what tapas was, or had ever sampled tapas at a restaurant? In fact, in 1985 in the United States, how many…

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Cookbook Review: The Icing on the Cake

Have you looked and looked for a cake decorating book that you could enjoy? I have and I’ve had a hard time finding a book that I could understand and follow. Cake decorating books seem to fill a special publishing niche. There is a certain style and format for the books that I find confusing.…

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