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First ‘Ade: Another Step Towards Refrigerator Management and Spousal Approval

  Suzen came right up to me, gave me a kiss, and said, “Sweetie, we need to talk. Sit down.” “I didn’t do it,” I said. The best starting step is simply to deny everything. Open one little crack and you are dead. Ask any defense attorney. “No, it’s not that,” she reassured me. “You…

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Pink Grapefruit Sorbet

No egg. No cream. Little sugar. What kind of dessert is this? Delicious actually. I like dessert and Brian loves it. It’s the most important part of the meal for him. And lately, his concept of starting the meal with dessert has gotten a kind of attention. Serving a small portion of sorbet between courses…

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Afternoon Delight Champagne Punch for a Special Dinner Party

We just gave a dinner party for friends, who have become serious foodies. They’ve cooked the last three meals at their place, with each dinner being an even more elaborate feast. It’s not a competitive thing, but Suzen and I felt we owed them a knockout meal as thanks. So over the next few days,…

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Grapefruit Syrup

From earlier posts on this blog, you know I love cocktails that have a fruit base. A citrus syrup is the ideal beginning for a variety of cocktails. This recipe for grapefruit syrup was included in an earlier blog for a Grapefruit Martini, and I’m elevating it here so that you consider it and possibly…

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