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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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Super Bowl Feast 2015: Turkey Medallions and Drunken Red Beans and New Mexican Rice

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday with an honest team, the Seahawks, and a suspicious team, the Patriots, finishing the season in Phoenix. The game should be exciting and exceptional. And, of course, deserving of superior food. If wings or ribs or nachos seem too “snacky” for you, if you want a full meal, then consider…

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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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