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Cookbook Review: Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand

Faith Durand is an author, blogger and food enthusiast from Ohio. And Ohio is the dessert capital of the United States. It’s Midwestern, yet eastern, with an almost-Southern border and a rich culinary history with many ethnic byways. Why a book called Bakeless Sweets? It’s simple. As says in her introduction, “I love puddings.” And,…

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Herbed Crushed Potatoes [well, really smashed]

Often we prepare our potatoes with swiftness. One [step] and done. Baked or fried or boiled. Salt, pepper, butter or mustard or sour cream. Quick and ready to eat. Consider a different, slower, more complex, but oh-so-good path. These potatoes are cooked twice: once in a simple boil and then roasted with oil you have…

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Coffee Nutella Ice Cream

  From your advanced calculus course, you may remember the definition of a fixed point for a mathematical function f: An attractive fixed point of a function f is a fixed point x0 of f such that for any value of x in the domain that is close enough to x0, the iterated function sequence…

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Thousand Island Dressing

  No, that’s not my usual high definition picture. I don’t happen to have a bottle of Kraft dressing around, actually. Suzen and I live on a make-from-scratch basis. So, the next time we want Thousand Island Dressing, we’ll use the recipe below from Virgil’s Barbecue in Time Square. The Virgil’s team scoured the South…

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