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Pickled Spring Vegetables from Casual Cooking by Sara Foster

“Those are wild ramps,” Suzen observed. We were on a hike in Dutchess Country at Madava Farms where you can buy Crown Maple products and take a walk through their maple forest. We actually got lost on the trails, but thanks to the magic of Google Maps, we made it back to our car. We…

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Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake from The Cardamom Trail

When you open the pages of a new cookbook, that first recipe can make an important statement. That certainly happens in The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. This upside-down cake is a beauty to behold, exotically rich to the eye and surely to the palate. I happen to be a sucker for upside-down cakes. I’m…

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TBT Recipe: Gorgonzola Wings — Quick, Sticky and Yummy

Here's are recipe from a couple of years ago that I return to often, Especially when I am short on time. Why? Read on. Two hours. Four. Overnight. When you have some wings, and you want to eat them NOW, it’s not nice to keep finding recipes that call for hours of marinating before you…

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Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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