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Baked Beans from Virgils Barbeque in New York City

I first posted this recipe a year ago and little has changed. Baked beans are something we enjoy year round, but particularly in the summer. Virgil's Barbeque is still in mid-town, still serving tons of meat and great biscuits and these beans. Visit Virgil's if you can and always have a side of beans. But,…

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Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad from I Love Corn by Lisa Skye

Summer is upon us. The corn is “fresh” now from Florida but soon, pretty soon the fresh corn in our stores will be local. It is time to search for you copy of I Love Corn by Lisa Skye [2012]. Oh, you don’t have a copy yet? You want one, you really do. This recipe…

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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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Green Beans with Minas Cheese and Brazil Nuts

Oh, God help me. We are in the market and Suzen is in the produce section and she has her hands in the green beans. Please, help me. “Uh, we’re gonna have …” I begin to plead. “Yes, we are,” she begins. “These are very healthy.” “We just had healthy,” I tried a new strategy. “Yes,…

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