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Bourbon and White Wine Cranberry Sauce

  Cranberry sauce? Wait, put down the can opener. You can make your own, your very own and very much better. You'll be using fresh cranberries. That can of sauce was made months ago, maybe even last year. This quick, easy recipe will give you a sense of pride. It’s so better to “make” your Thanksgiving spread…

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Blackberry Sauce from The Cast Iron Skillet

  This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, displays the skills and Seattle-terroir of authors Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne and Charity Burggraff. I blogged a full recipe earlier, this sauce with a fennel-seared pork loin. It was sumptuous, but I admit to falling love with the sauce. God forbid I suggest it replace…

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Pork Roast with Garlic-Parmesan Cream

In a word, this dish is a surprise, a wonderful surprise. The word “shoulder” has origins that can be traced back only a few hundred years. In Old High German, it may have meant “shield” which strikes notes of strength and firmness. Today, a shoulder cut of meat is considered to be “less than grand.”…

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Sauce Gribiche

One central reason for the beloved quality of French food is the sauces: the range of flavor and intensities is a treasure trove for us. There is, sadly, a little reluctance to go treasure hunting. Truth is, we are all too often in a fast food mood. We are having salmon tonight? Oh, let’s open the…

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