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Creamy Pimento Soup with Grilled Pimento Cheese Croutons from Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook

No, it’s not tomato soup. It’s pimento soup. Creamy pimento soup. In her book Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook author Perre Coleman Magness serves up a tribute to the sparkling pimento pepper. Often the pimentos appear in recipes for pimento cheese — as they do in this one for the croutons — but there also recipes where the pimento…

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Horseradish and Avocado Quenelles from Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

In her latest book Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, Jennifer McLagan entices us to put away our instinctive fear of the flavor bitter. Yes, instinctive. Many of the plants and berries that our earlier hunter-gatherer ancestors were foraging were things that would make us sick. Or dead. Through evolution, we just…

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Strawberry Pepper Shrub and The Tequila Mango Strawberry Pepper Wonder

Modestly put, this is the best cocktail I have ever made. One of the best I have ever tasted, strawberry or not. It uses homemade mango tequila and a strawberry-pepper shrub. To get that Mango Tequila, you do need to make it at home. You can find a recipe on YouTube but I recommend the…

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Barbecue-Style Baby Back Ribs from Quick Slow Cooking by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Quick Slow Cooking is devoted to letting you make the most of your slow cooker. You know, that round or oblong thing high on the top shelf in your garage. You last used it in the previous decade. Or century. It will clean up just fine. It will. And, if you get your…

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