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Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine Cracker Crust from Sweet and Tart

  Here is a recipe from Sweet and Tart, a lovely “single theme” cookbook by Carly Snyder I reviewed earlier today. The book offers an impressive colleciton of citrus-based recipes, ideal to make winter a little brighter as we wait for spring. I am thoroughly intrigued by this recipe for a Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine…

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TBT Recipe: Jalapeno and Apple Pie

  Apple pie. Perfect apple pie. We all crave it. We all have a a favorite recipe. Ah, but sometimes favorites can change. If Suzi and I were going to make apple pie on spur of the moment, then we'd start by getting apples, naturally, and then the jalapenos. I've posted this recipe before and…

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TBT Recipe: Smoked Ham, Leek, and Mushroom Pie

"You'll look like an idot," my wife said, "and you have a cold." I was headed to Starbuck for our morning fix. It's only a block away and I hate being over dressed. I miss summer with warm mornings. It's mid-Ocotober and the mornings here are definitely fall. The time has come for what we…

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Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Are you ever embarrassed by a dish that is ethnically yours? I am. I am Irish and I’ve tried Shepherd’s Pie for decades and been endless disappointed. It’s a peasant dish and historically was made with cheap meat. Restaurants are all too happy to follow that cheap path and the restaurant results are, in a…

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