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Super Bowl Idea: Grandma Rose’s Chocolate Layer Cookies

No Super Bowl party can conclude with a victory dessert. Long ago in Portland, Oregon, Rose Nataflin had a bakery that drew crowds out the door. Her two cookbooks, now sadly out of print, are treasures. This layered chocolate cookie from Rose is a reminder of how grand a cookie can be. A chocolate brownie…

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Cucumber Mint Splash

                    It can be a bit of a challenge to come up with a flavorful cocktail in short order. A bartender is trained to do it, but at home we tend to move a bit slower. If you want a cool beverage, now and with no…

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Mojito Chicken

“Will it taste like chicken? Brian asked. “It is chicken. Taste it,” I suggested. “You know,” he began. “Taste it now,” I insisted. “Oh,” he said after swallowing. “Can I have more?” “Over there,” I pointed. “Would you?” he attempted to beg. “Over there,” I pointed with a knife. The man understood. And he actually…

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Monogamy and Vinaigrettes

m4s0n501   Do I support monogamy? You betcha. Cause Suzen has informed me of the long, painful death I would experience. Not that I need to be threatened. I mean, do I look like Newt Gingrich? On the other hand, a man is entitled to a little variety in life. When I met Suzen, I…

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