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TBT Recipe: Fennel-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce

    This recipe will show you the full utility of the cast iron skillet you have hanging away. Even before you cook the pork loin, the skillet has had earlier duty roasting fennel seed for the rub that adorns the pork. This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, truly displays the skills of…

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Curry Onion Tart from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan

I find onion tarts to be irresistible. The tart crust, gooiness of the filling, and the onion tang make for sophisticated comfort food. Sophisticated, yes, but still comfort food. It’s a recipe not to play with. And then I read The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. Using her Indian heritage and her British influenced baking…

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Parsnip Fries from Eat Drink Shine

I recently posted a review of Eat Drink Shine, from authors who are triplets and who share the Shine restaurant in Boulder. They strike a great balance in this book, offering healthy ideas, without sacrificing culinary happiness. And the book has bright ideas to expand your recipe repertoire. Try these parsnip fries as alternative to…

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Caramel Ice Cream from Carol Bloom

When I was growing up, if you said “caramel” then everyone knew just what you meant. In aisle 3 or 4 of every supermarket, you found the candies and there would be that big bag of Kraft caramels, individually wrapped in the cellophane that seemed quite unwilling to yield to your fingers. Sometimes, someone would…

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