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Chicken Normandy, of Sorts from Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam

First the credits. The photo is by EJ Armstrong from the cookbook Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam. The photo is a work of art. The chicken is something you are simply going to adore. One bite at a time. It’s ideal for a cool spring night or early fall dinner when frost threatens. Offer mashed potatoes…

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Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has just been reissued by Workman Press. Sarah has been author, chef, and caterer. Her catering skills are on display here in this beautiful rendition of baked beans. The circles of that apple rum crust on top are immediately inviting. The beans themselves are Sarah’s riff on this…

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Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Applejack Giblet Gravy from Diane Morgan

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. Time to consider the bird. How will you cook it? Same as every year? I’m sure your turkey last year was grand and it will be grand again. But, that bird can be grander. Author Diane Morgan, in The New Thanksgiving Table, describes this particular turkey version as burnished…

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Fresh Fruit Galette: An Easy Fall Fruit Dessert

Galettes are one of the happiest recipes you can imagine. They are bursting with flavor, flavor that is obvious from that open face. Ah, the open face. So much, much easier to make a galette than a “perfect pie” crust. There is nothing wrong with being rustic, and there are in fact some benefits. You…

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