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Lemon-Lime Icebox Bars from The Sprinkles Baking Book

  Too often we knock off cookies as quickly as possible. A pan of brownies. A tray of dollops of chocolate chip batter. Fast and furious. I know: a cookie pang requires speed. Cookies can, and sometimes should, be made differently, with a more subtle attitude. Think of them as works of art, destined to…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Beard on Birds by James Beard

  Suzi and I have a lot cookbooks. A few thousand. Some of them are even older than I am. Now, technically, this book is not older than me. It’s from 1988, a revision to the 1979 Beard edition, which itself was a rewrite of his original 1944 Fowl and Game. This is, in short,…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Gnocchi used to be a tad exotic for many of us, something to be enjoyed only in restaurants. But now the dish can easily be found in supermarkets. Those frozen morsels cannot compare with the gems freshly folded in that restaurant you enjoy. And, actually, you can easily make them yourself in your own kitchen.…

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Kentucky Bourbon Sirloin Steak

  Suzi often has guests from overseas who want a typical American meal. Nothing can match a great steak with bourbon sauce. In our picture here, you see just a trickle of the sauce on top of the meat. Me, I create an ocean of sauce and then immerse the steak. That’s tasty but not…

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