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Roast Pork Loin in Brown Ale with Prunes and Apricots

  I heard a splash. I turned. Something wrapped in aluminum foil was resting in a dish of cold water. “I took out a pork loin. Find a recipe,” Suzen announced. She likes to test me. She was testing the wrong man. I had to walk just five steps, pull Rotis from its treasured spot,…

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Slow Cooked Moroccan Chicken with Apricots and Almonds from Michele Scicolone

We need to clarify something. The phrase “slow cooker” does not refer to some dim-witted person in the kitchen. No, a slow cooker is one of those kitchen devices you may have ignored for some time. You may have one already, orphaned on a back shelf. Or you may walk by them in your local…

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Thanksgiving Wild Rice Stuffing with Pine Nuts, Dried Apricots, and Fresh Herbs

“Our garden herbs are still fresh, right?” I asked. “Yes,” Suzen said. “And you love pine nuts, right?” “What do you want, Brian.” She was now on alert. “Well, I found this stuffing recipe that uses them and I just thought …” “Let me see,” she asked and extended her hand for the cookbook I…

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