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Honey-Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnuts from Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

  We may all have enjoyed a salad with pears and blue cheese and some nuts. It’s a great upscale dish for, say, brunch. But what about dessert? Tammy Donroe Inman suggests just that idea in Wintersweet — you can see my review here. Wintersweet is a magnificent dessert book and a go-to reference for…

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Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake from The Cardamom Trail

When you open the pages of a new cookbook, that first recipe can make an important statement. That certainly happens in The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. This upside-down cake is a beauty to behold, exotically rich to the eye and surely to the palate. I happen to be a sucker for upside-down cakes. I’m…

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Pear Cake: The Ideal Fruit Pound Cake from Piece of Cake

This could be my last post. I’m taking a risk. Some government guys in black helicopters may object to what I am about to say. I’ve been seeing small silver disks. Everywhere. Lots and lots and lots of them. They could be a threat. Suzen keeps telling me that is nonsense. She’s just freezing her…

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Pear Infused Silver Tequila

Fall is upon us. Fruit abounds and there are many ways to use it. “I’m going to make this so we can deglaze with it. Think of the flavors,” I said. “That would be flambe,” Suzen rebutted. “I’m not setting fire to this,” I protested. “With that much alcohol, you won’t need to,” Suzen said.…

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