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Chilled Yellow Squash and Poblano Chile Soup with Lime and Chile Crema: Thanksgiving Ideas from Texas on the Table

                Here’s a recipe in my future and hopefully yours. Suzen and I are visiting great friends, great culinary friends, for Thanksgiving. My job is to find recipes for Monday-Thursday, not just Thanksgiving. On Wednesday I posted a book review for Texas on the Table by Terry Thompson-Anderson.…

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Curried Butternut Squash Samosas with Tamarind Chutney

  Sometimes you have to fry. I know, it can create a mess and the aroma lingers and no one wants to clean up that mess. Still, there are dishes where there is no option but boiling oil. If the payoff, the taste, is good enough, then all that effort will be forgotten. These samosas…

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Vitamix Holiday Squash Soup

We are fortunate at Cooking by the Book to have the blenders supplied by Vitamix. We actually do not call them blenders. To everyone, staff and guests, they are simply the Vitamixes. We use them, but privately many of us worship them. These are amazing machines whose power and versatility outdo anything else you might…

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