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Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative. Rule Three: just, just for one night, forget…

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Honey and Maple Butter

It is Sunday, November 30, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is one of the biggest travel days of the year. Millions of Americans will take to cars, planes, buses, even boats and the occasional motorcycle — all headed home. It’s important to begin this day with a serious breakfast. Pancakes, toast aplenty, biscuits and probably…

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I actually put that into my marriage contract with Suzen.…

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Caper Butter

  It’s a Friday in July. The odds are that today or tomorrow or Sunday, you’ll buy summer corn, sweetening with each week of additional sun. And then you’ll grill or boil or broil or microwave those ears for one or more weekend meals. Salt and butter will be consumed with that corn. Here’s a…

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