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TBT Recipe: Brian’s Simply the Best Baked Beans

When I first posted this recipe, I was bold enough to call them the best baked beans. They still are. It adds up. You make baked beans once or twice a month. Do that for fifty years and you can righteously claim to have strived for perfection 1000 times or more. It did take me…

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Brian’s Perfect Molasses Spice Cookies

When we hear the word “cookie” images of chocolate chips often pop into our minds. Or brownies. That’s all natural, I admit. But there is a world of cookies out there. And the third most likely cookie type I try to make is that molasses spice cookie we’ve all sampled.  If you google, you’ll find…

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Ginger Molasses Cookies from Flour by Joanne Chang

I don’t mean to be a bad person. I’m just weak. We were in Boston and while Suzen attended a conference, I was off exploring. We have two wonderful cookbooks, Flour and Flour Too by the most talented Joanne Chang. She was in graduate school, began baking and what do you know: cookbook author, master of…

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Brian’s Agave Citrus Gold

Ounce for ounce, agave is about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. But agave comes with other more important benefits: color, liquidity, and viscosity. It’s a powerful tool for the home bartender. As a substitute for simple syrup, it gives you that deep color, a texture that is so noticable, and a flavor suggesting whiffs of…

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