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Chicken and Asparagus Pie from Lidgate’s

Now. Now is the time to strike out and make all those asparagus dishes you have been savoring since asparagus finally disappeared last summer. You’ve seen ideas since then, craved them, clipped them, saved them in a drawer or on your computer. Or, you can use something new. I recently posted a review of a…

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Easter Lamb Pie from Pieminister

Earlier this week, I reviewed Pieminister, a book by two English men who have started a most successful pie business. In Great Britain pie is not just dessert. No, pie is everywhere and can be enjoyed every meal of the day. Savory pie, wonderful savory pie ideas, abound in Pieminister. Here is a traditional Easter…

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Apple-Pumpkin Pie from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but employing them in savory and sweet dishes. Sweet like this one. This dish is one of those “why didn’t I ever think of that” masterpieces. For Thanksgiving we all have our pumpkin…

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Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Tomorrow is Halloween and time for an orange dessert. Not some gaudy orange-frosted cake. Something both orange and sophisticated.  This beautiful Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette comes from The Weekend Baker, a delightful and important book from Abigail Johnson Dodge. Abby’s work ranks with Rose or Dorie. She’s a great baker and writer. And, and, these recipes…

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