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Iberian Chicken Pie from Eric Lanlard

Additions come in various flavors. Yes, “addiction” is a trigger word, but I don’t consider my sugar addiction to be terrible. I just don’t raise it with my diabetes doctor a lot. My wife is there, often, to protect me. And I appreciate it. But at times I am compelled to remind her that I…

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Pork and Cider Pie from Eric Lanlard

Four years ago, the very talented Eric Lanlard wrote Tart It Up: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Pies. Growing up in Brittany, he was native to a land of pork and apples. This Pork and Cider Pie is a classic dish, ideal for these last lingering March nights. The ingredient list here is long, reflecting…

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

I made this in the fall and found it to be the best, best savory dish I had made all year. That is still true and I think you'll find this a crowd pleasure during this holiday season. It's rich tasting, beautiful to behold, and surprisingly easy to make. It can scale up easily, so…

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Peppery Chicken Thighs with Brandy-Roasted Grapes from Fruitful by Nicholson and Huck

  Ordinarily a food shot shows the final recipe in all its glory. But sometimes you want to feature one of the ingredients, perhaps the key ingredient that makes the recipe distinguished. I love Concord grapes. Their intense flavor, available for so little time, seems to be a cascade of flavor bombs. Their appearance signals…

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