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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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TBT Recipe: Wild Mushroom and Duck Risotto with Seasonal Variations

From just last January comes this winter dish that, while it won't clear the snow off your driveway, will at least reward you for all that cold, snowy work. This is a magnificent dish combinng two sophisticated comfort foods: Risotto and Duck along with a very healthy base of mushrooms. It's hearty and beautiful and…

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TBT Recipe: Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potato Spears

I first posted this recipe four years ago, and it is one Suzen and I have enjoyed on a regular basis ever since. For your holiday table, sweet potatoes just have to appear somehow, someway. This is The Way. And if you have yet to settle on a sweet potato recipe then these honey and…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Chocolate Desserts

This book is 39 years old and remains a classic. It grows in stature and importance with each decade. This book is compendium, some Maida recipes from earlier books [her cookie book!] and then ones that were new in 1978. The recipes are in five big chapters: Cakes Cookies Pastries Cold and Hot Desserts Other…

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