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Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Tomorrow is Halloween and time for an orange dessert. Not some gaudy orange-frosted cake. Something both orange and sophisticated.  This beautiful Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette comes from The Weekend Baker, a delightful and important book from Abigail Johnson Dodge. Abby’s work ranks with Rose or Dorie. She’s a great baker and writer. And, and, these recipes…

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Chicken Tangine with Turnips and Apricots from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

In Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade Rachel Saunders does not make jams: she uses them in dishes sweet and savory, dishes ranging around the world. We “eat” first with our eyes and our senses of smell and taste. A North African tangine is a cultural milepost, a dish that has been crafted and…

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Cardamom-Infused Apricot and Almond Chili Jam from Red Hot Chili Sauce Book by Dan May

For each of her corporate events — where teams come into our kitchen to cook together — Suzen loves for her guests to begin enjoying food from their first steps. So, as soon as the coats are off, guests are welcomed with appetizers. We serve a very, very wide range of appetizer dishes but one…

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Apricot and Lemon and Habanero Honey Cooler

“Do you crave a drink in the morning,” the doctor asked me. I was having a home physical from my insurance company. They wanted to know my drinking habits. I pondered how to answer. Time, finally time for the truth. I summoned my courage. “In the morning? I’ll kill anyone between me and macchiato.” I…

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