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Cookbook Review: Vintage Pies by Anne Haynie Collins

If you love pie, or wish you could, then Vintage Pies by Anne Haynie Collins is volume you can use now and in the spring and summer and fall. Pie in some form should be a year round experience. Anne lets you have that experience with authenticity. A pie fanatic, Anne focuses here on those…

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Appalachian Egg Rolls with Smoked Jalapeño Sauce, Pickled Bnions, and Pulled Pork

  I recently posted a review of Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Author Elizabeth Sims and her collaborator, Chef Brian Sonoskus, have compiled a second volume of dishes representing the lively fare of the Tupelo Honey Café chain. Spread across the mid-South, the cafes greet you with biscuits and a…

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Banana Salsa with Pepper Zing

It’s a Red Flag day upstate. The temperature will be in the 70’s, for the first time in six months. But the winds will be high, perhaps 35 mph. That’ll scatter all the fall leaves that remain. Mine will blow away, but I’ll inherit my neighbors’. The net effect is that the ground will still…

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Bannock Bread from Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

    How do you judge a cookbook? Look? Pictures? Comfort factor of recipes? Excitement of new recipes? Suzen and I use all those techniques but we also apply the “first recipe in the book test.” We open a book to the very first recipe and we make it. What better way to begin to…

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