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Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine Cracker Crust from Sweet and Tart

  Here is a recipe from Sweet and Tart, a lovely “single theme” cookbook by Carly Snyder I reviewed earlier today. The book offers an impressive colleciton of citrus-based recipes, ideal to make winter a little brighter as we wait for spring. I am thoroughly intrigued by this recipe for a Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine…

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Florida Cocktail Cordial from Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

How you gonna spend the weekend? The calendar says that winter is almost gone. Here in the Catskill Mountains, winter really never came. Our driveway was plowed once. We never had enough snow to use our snowshoes. Suzen is smiling. Not a winter girl much anymore. More of a tropical girl each year. From the…

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Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has a suggested dessert for each one of the 365 days our planet needs to circle the sun. You could just follow the book, day by day, around the spinning year. But, but, there are these photos by Erin Kunkel that really make you want to jump around. Change orbits,…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

  I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean preserved…

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