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TBT Cookbook Review: Best-Ever Brownies by Joan Steuer and Rick Rodgers

This week’s Throwback Thursday book is an even quarter of a century old. Best-Ever Brownies is a slim paperback, 8-inches square, with 76 brownies recipes ranging from simple fudge to brownie pudding in raspberry sauce. This is the only book I can find written by Joan Steuer. But you surely know co-author Rick Rodgers. Best‑Ever…

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Cookbook Review: Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains

Tupelo Honey Café is a chain of southern restaurants that began in Asheville and has quickly grown to a dozen locations across the mid-south. Their first cookbook, Tupelo Honey Café: Spirited Recipes for Asheville’s New South Kitchen, appeared in 2011. And just a year ago — yes, I running behind — came this book: Tupelo…

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Cookbook Review: Mexican Flavors by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison

Here is a contmporary Mexican cookbook that is designed for you, the American home cook. Author Hugh Carpenter does the recipes and his wife Teri Sandison is the most accomplished photographer. Together, the couple have a renowned Napa Valley cooking school and fifteen cookbooks under their belts. Some of those books, The Great Wings Cookbook…

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Cookbook Review: Curtis Stone Good Food, Good Life

m4s0n501 There’s a good reason to leave your house on this first Monday of Spring: you can take a peek at Curtis Stone’s lively new Good Food, Good Life. Suzen and I happily indulge ourselves in all of Curtis’s books and this brand new one is right on par with his other delicious volumes. There…

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