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Jalapeno Butter Revisted: You Want This on Your Corn

Last year I posted the lovely recipe below for Jalapeno Butter from Fresh Mexico by Marcela Valladolid. It’s a perfect recipe for this 4th of July. Jalapeno Butter on corn or on barbequed steak turns goodness into greatness. Lately I have seen some options and tried some extensions. So, while you can follow the recipe…

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Honey Butter

  It always helps to begin with the beginning. I’m pretty sure that is a bee in the picture. I got close, but I did not want to get that close. Bees, of course, are endangered. Suzen and I attended a seminar so we could have our own hive. The problem with doing that is…

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New Year’s Resolution Cake: Brown Sugar Layers with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  “You are an idiot,” Suzen said. It’s a term of endearment I often hear. Sometimes softly, sometimes with passion. This time it was delivered with particular force. “Sweetie, it’s really going to be really interesting. You love caramel. I picked this recipe for you.” “Brian, it has TWO POUNDS OF BUTTER. Do you understand…

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Savory Butters

Yes, that’s a graph up there. A recipe graph. Have you ever looked through a “single topic” cookbook and gotten a little overwhelmed or curious. Suzen found a book called Flavored Butters by Offerico Maoz. He’s an Israeli chef and his tidy, interesting little book has nearly 70 flavored butters in several categories: Savory Spicy…

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