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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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Chicken with Apples and Calvados

m4s0n501 Hearty and regional. Calvados is the apple-based treasure that Normandy prides, along with its chickens. The Normandy coast is not quite the same climate as the south of France. The terroir affects everyone and everything. The people, often with several layers of clothing to stave off the cold and mists. The chickens, who tend…

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