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Blackberry Cornmeal Shortcakes from Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Home Baked Comfort is filled with sweet and savory ideas to bring a true sense of comfort from you kitchen to your table. If that is, you wait for the dish to be transferred out of the kitchen. In this case, I don’t think the results will travel that far. Cornmeal does transform…

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Asparagus in Cider Sauce from Edwardian Cooking by Larry Edwards

“You’ll like it,” my wife said. It was Season 3 of Downton Abbey and I had avoided Seasons 1 and 2. I watched one episode and was hooked. Suzen and I are, of course, intrigued by the food: the basement kitchen where it all begins, the main floor dining room where dish after dish arrives…

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Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Once the snow disappears, and that was just a month ago, we watch the emergence of wildlife upstate. We have three acres, hundreds of trees, and many animal visitors. There is a family of wild turkeys that patrols our neighborhood. At any time, anywhere from one to seven turkeys can appear on the meadow in front…

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Cookbook Review: Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

I suppose it’s only natural to call this Kim Laidlaw Week. There will be three reviews of her books here this week: Tuesday it’s Home Baked Comfort [Revised!] Friday it will be Quick Slow Cooking Saturday you’ll see Dessert of the Day: 365 Days for Every Day of the Year All three have been published…

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