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Pineapple Perplexity: Brian’s Gin and Pineapple Zippy

What is the origin of new recipes? Experimentation. Inspiration. Desperation. It’s fall here, the peak weekend for red and yellow leaves and I’m getting ready for a fall party. I need to come up with a great cocktail. I was going to serve Pina Coladas, sort of a last, long farewell to summer. Suzen said,…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I don’t like neurotic people or things. So I have never been fond of Upside Down Cakes. The world is upside down already. Who needs another reminder? Of course, being fair, the “upside down” part could refer, not to the economy, but to yoga. I don’t do headstands – fear of a broken neck –…

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Pineapple and Cucumber Gaucamole

Since Cinco de Mayo is today, a Thursday, there is a chance it may lap over into the weekend. You might face endless rounds of guacamole. You might get bored. You have an option, a guacamole with other flavors that you won’t have encountered before. Sweet, rather than overpowering hot. Very chunky instead of mashed.…

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Brian’s Frozen Banana Pineapple Calmer

To be fair, it was my fault. To be honest, he should have known better. Most evenings my kitchen is filled with 20 or more people cooking a meal together. Cooking by the Book is a leader in culinary team building, so we have firms from around the world coming to learn and laugh and…

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