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Candied Jalapeno Knots

Not that I would ever want to be one, but it is now clear to me that I could not be a heart surgeon. I cannot do knots. I can’t tie my shoes. Heck, I can barely tie candied jalapeno strips. From Cocktails for the Four Seasons, by Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher, there…

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Bread and Butter Jalapenos: Art and Food Combined

Have you ever made something so pretty you did not want to eat it? Or open it? These refrigerator-style pickles, make with jalapenos instead of cucumbers, are as lovely to look at as an Impressionist still life. And so much cheaper to possess. Feeling grumpy in the morning? Open the fridge door and look at…

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Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

“Would you?” I began. “No.” “But, …” “No.” “You see,” I tried. “No,” she cut me off. “CAN I JUST FINISH A SENTENCE, PLEASE!” “Of course,” said Miss Demur. “It’s my birthday and I want this dish.” “Your birthday,” her voice was raised, “is in March. This is July.” “Well, Suzen, that means that I…

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Devils on Horseback

I am not, as my family maintains, a prejudiced man. I simply have guiding principles. One of them is not to ever eat certain foods. I have a Top 10 list of the foods I will not touch, let alone allow to enter my body. There are about 30 items on the Top 10 list.…

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