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TBT Recipe:  Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  For refuge from the summer heat, here's a recipe I first posted in 2014. A summer delight. In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and…

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Peppery Cheese Rounds from Jean Anderson’s From a Southern Oven

    Weekends often see us scrambling for appetizers for a social gathering. You need something now. Something quick. Something good. And here it is. It is even something simple, too, but the flavor is quite powerful. When you combine all the cheese here with ground hot pepper, you get a true thrill that stands…

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Perfect Marinade for Steaks from Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang

In his book Serious Barbecue, Adam Perry Lang is deadly serious. And fun. He discusses the skills, tools and techniques we can all follow to barbeque perfection. Now, some of his recipes are intense. His Marinated Skirt Steak with Garlic and Cilantro involves a marinade, a rub, and a final resting butter. Did Suzen and…

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Dead-Easy Pork Ribs with Palm Sugar Glaze from Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes by Brendan Collins

In Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook chef, and now author, Brendan Collings provides guidance to all men. Including the kitchen-challenged. You don’t really need courage to cook, just a smile, a great guide, and perhaps a beer in hand. Take this rib recipe. Simple, for he calls in dead easy. And…

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