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French Butter Pie Pastry from Pies, Glorious Pies

This recipe comes from a book titled Pies, Glorious Pies. The book has several lovely pastry recipes, all shown with a sequence of photos to guide you from flour to dough. Yes, pastry making is something that can trigger high anxiety. I can bake a cake or make a brownie. But dough making and that…

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Salt Tenderloin

I first posted this recipe in May and I'm repeating again because I've enjoyed it a dozen times in the past few months. Enjoyed? No, relished. Read on and I hope I can convince you that this is the ultimate way to cook beef tenderloin. Do you have some favorite cookbooks that you just keep…

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Salt Tenderloin from Nicole Routhier

  Do you have some favorite cookbooks that you just keep returning to? Maybe only once a year, but you find yourself drawn to “that recipe” that you loved and you cannot find anywhere else. Twenty-one years ago, Nicole Routhier published Cooking Under Wraps. With her Asian heritage and French culinary education, this book could…

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Graham Cracker Crust from Ken Haedrich

  There they are. Twenty of them. Lined up on the shelf. I wonder how long they have been there? When were they actually made? Could they really survive a nuclear attack? I am talking, of course, about graham cracker crusts. They are thin, placed in those tinny shells and they do not contribute mightily…

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