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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Some of us lead double lives. Or at least 1.5 of them. Ken Haedrich is an inspired cookbook author [Pie] and Dean of the Pie Academy. You can join the Pie Academy for low tuition. Actually, it’s free. And then you get emails like I just did  with a link to Ken’s treatise on Strawberry…

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BBQ Wings with Habanero-Strawberry Glaze from The Great Wings Book

Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison are quite a team: inventive author and artistic photographer. Together they have produced a raft of books and you may well have seen them on prominent display. Their The Great Book of Wings [2011] and The Great Ribs Book [2012] are ones that, for example, Barnes and Noble often uses…

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Brian’s Strawberry and Plum Sangria

Officially, sangria is a common beverage from Spain and Portugal. The standard recipe consists of wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener, and brandy. The sweetener is most often a shot of sugar, although honey and orange juice can be employed. The brandy is traditional but in this new of age of extravagant liqueurs, just about anything…

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Sophisticated Sangria

  I was making sangria this weekend and I had two assets: time and a great Cab. Time was important because like many of you I am often tempted to “throw sangria together” at the last moment — or perhaps the last hour. I do give it time to chill, but not really the time…

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