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Strawberry Balsamic Upside Down Cake

The berries are here. Wonderful luscious strawberries — and blackberries and blueberries, too. But today is a strawberry day. The combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar is iconic. And popular. Just google “balsamic vinegar and strawberries” and you’ll see there are 613,000 results. Somewhere in that stack of ideas and recipes there surely is something…

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The Glorious Gluten-Free Version of Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake: By Suzen O’Rourke

I was in error yesterday. The Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake was fine, but my description of the version that Suzen was so proud of – well, I did not do justice to her version. Cooking by the Book works very closely with Center for Celiac Disease at Columbia University. Founded by…

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Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Sugar Snap Peas

Have you ever had a bad vegetable week? I almost did. But, thanks to Yummly.com, all is well. You probably know about the recipe website Epicurious.com. It’s fantastic. Owned by publisher Conde Nast, it features recipes from both Bon Appetit and the now, sadly, lost Gourmet. Now in marriage, monogamy is the standard. For recipe…

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Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Sugar Snap Peas Thanks to Yummly

  Have you ever had a bad vegetable week? I almost did. But, thanks to Yummly.com, all is well. You probably know about the recipe website Epicurious.com. It’s fantastic. Owned by publisher Conde Nast, it features recipes from both Bon Appetit and the sadly shuttered Gourmet. Now in marriage, monogamy is the standard. For recipe…

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