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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I actually put that into my marriage contract with Suzen.…

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Bourbon and Honey Glazed Carrots from Bourbon by Kathleen Purvis

  Last Saturday I lamented the obscurity of carrots on restaurant menus. Carrots are no longer exciting it seems. They are have become secondary and that is regrettable. On Saturday, the recipe was carrots + onions + parsley for a blended dish with alternating spikes of carrot and onion flavor. This recipe is quite different.…

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Pan-Seared Lemon Chicken with Ginger Honey Sauce and Ginger Honey Walnuts

  Have you ever followed a recipe in a cookbook, really and truly and honestly followed it, and the result was a disaster? It wasn’t you. It was the cookbook. And the failure of the author and publisher to make sure that each and every recipe in the book has been tested and works exactly…

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Barbecued Onions with Goat Cheese and Fig and Honey

I feel a little guilty. I just ate a steak with a wonderful side dish, a barbecued onion topped with goat cheese and fig and honey. The recipe came from Vegetarian Grilling: 60 Recipes for a Meatless Summer by Karen Schulz and Maren Jahnke. I hope the authors don’t mind, but I do want them to know:…

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