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Banana Nut Bread from Secrets of a Jewish Baker

  There are thousands of recipes for banana bread. This one, from Secrets of Jewish Baker, reflects the tuning and refining of a master baker. With thousands of customer to please, George Greenstein’s recipe here had to acquire a distinctive style while not become “too” different. Both brown and granulated sugar are used. Cake flour,…

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Nut Roast from Do-Ahead Christmas

Did you make some New Year’s resolution that is proving hard to fulfill? Less meat in your life? From Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden here is a nut roast. Yes, you read that correctly and it may quite satisfy your need for “substance.” Here loads of nuts are combined with parsnips, mushroom and cabbage to…

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Candied Pecans from Nuts by Patrick Evans-Hylton

Ever had a recipe you could not make? Ever? Over and over again? I love candied nuts and I have tried recipe after recipe. From books, from friends. And they were all disasters. Some disasters so bad that I had to throw away the pan, hide gooey or burned results from my wife, and pray…

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Maytag Blue Grapes Redux from Just a Bite by Gale Gand

Suzen and I wish you happy Memorial Day. This is a day to trigger memories for many of us, to reflect for even a brief time on the sacrifices made by so many for us. And this is the day that for most of us trumpets, "Summer is here." Forget June 20 and the the…

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