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A Tray of Tartines

    Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of lovely restaurants, European inspired and bread-centric. The new cookbook, thrillingly titled Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook, has favorites from the restaurant but also an abundance of the emblematic tartines that are the Le Pain specialty. In short, a tartine is a good piece of sourdough bread topped…

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Crab and Avocado with Creamy Salsa

  Certain marriages are just perfect. Like mine [no, I am not saying that under great duress]. And equally crab and avocado. There are an infinite number of ways to match up crab and avocado. They do seem an unlikely pair, but in your mouth, well, there is nothing more satisfying. Here’s my latest way…

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Green Goddess Devil Eggs from D’lish Deviled Eggs by Kathy Casey

Sometimes you need to sit back, rethink, and change your mind. Deviled eggs. I was not a fan. Soft boiled? I’m all in. Deviled? Uh, I never found something that made me happy. And then Kathy Casey wrote D’Lish Deviled Eggs and my life is changed. It turns out, that if the recipe is wonderful,…

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Avocado and Shrimp Terrine

  During the holiday season, there can be discussions between the partners in a marriage over what to serve at their next dinner party. “Something chicken,” I began. “NO.” Suzen was shouting again. Low frustration level. It’s her, not me. “Cornish Game Hens with stuffing.” My mouth was watering. I like stuffing. I mean I…

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