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Really Simple Early Fall Corn Salsa

These early fall nights are brisk in New York, but the days have been warm. The farm stands are crowded with an abundance of corn. At five for a buck, it’s irresistible. But after you have eaten a couple of ears apiece, what do you do with the leftovers? Salsa. Corn salsa. I love this…

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Really Simple Citrus Sugar for Your Cocktail Glass Rim

A good cocktail can become great when the rim of the glass adds extra flavor or texture. Thank about that margarita glass rimmed with salt [or sugar!]. A Cosmo would not be a Cosmo without a rim of bright sugar. Here’s an idea Brian and I found quite unintentionally. We’re experimenting with a lemon tart…

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Really Simple Crab and Avocado with Cocktail Sauce

There are some food combinations you should never consider. Ever had habanero whipped cream? Bad idea. It’s one of those things that triggers 911 calls and long nights in the emergency room where you watch some very foolish people get wheeled in.  You know: “But, gee, I lit the firecracker from the far end. How…

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Really Simple Back of the Shelf Onion Dip

Here’s another Really Simple recipe to get you past a mistake. What mistake? The one we all have made. In the guise of saving money and thinking about all the things we are going to do,  we all have created “The Shelf.” It’s there. In your kitchen. One entire shelf, lonely, untouched, unapproachable. You did…

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