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Vegetable Buckle from My Life on a Plate by Kelis

“I’d like a buckle for dinner,” I petitioned. My wife turned to me and just said, “Dessert is not a meal. How’s your blood sugar?” A picture can be worth a thousand words. I just turned My Life on a Plate around and showed Suzi this vegetable buckle. For once, for once, she was speechless.…

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Milk Chocolate Frosting from Flour Flavors by Alice Medrich

I know, Hanakah and Christmas and New Year's are past us. But, the holiday season now does not officially end until Super Sunday. So, you still have time for holiday baking. We should all thank the NFL. And this extended holiday season truly is, for many of us, the peak baking season of the year…

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Shredded Beef Sliders with Root Beer Espresso BBQ Sauce from Kelis

I admit it: I buy wine based on the label. If the label is pretty — a geometric pattern, a flower, a knight on a horse — I do pick up the bottle. I will check the country of origin and I’ll look at the grape, but that first impression is irrevocably important. And, when…

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Corinne’s Pickled Onions

Corinne Trang is a central figure here at Cooking by the Book. She does many things, all of them well: teaching, creating menus, helping clients. But what Suzi and I always wait for is appetizer time. Clients coming into Cooking by the Book for a corporate team building event are greeted with beverages and appetizers.…

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