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Green Beans with Roasted Chestnut Vinaigrette

This year’s Valentine’s Day feast at Cooking by the Book featured duck breast: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/16580/ To complement the duck, we served twice-baked potatoes with caviar and these green beans. Green bean flavor is not quite harsh but surely intense. To create a dish that has a wider flavor profile, that is a side dish to capture…

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Lamb Chops with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

Lamb Chops with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette Yield: serves 6 Ingredients: For the vinaigrette: 1 pound fresh sweet cherries such as Bing or Rainer, pitted and halved 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Sat salt, preferably gray salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 scallions, white part only, cut on the bias into ¼ inch pieces 1 ½…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette for Your Fall Salads

  When it comes to salads, you can become stuck in a tragic rut. Different ingredients may go into the bowl, but do you just put the same dressing on them, night after night after night? Even the best salad dressing or vinaigrette can become a bit tired. You need variety in your life. Of…

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Creamy Caraway Seed Dressing for Coleslaw [and Potato Salad, too!] from Linda Dannenberg

Coleslaw is a ubiquitous dish, appearing on our plates at fast food restaurants, on burgers and hot dogs, and on platters next to those ribs and chicken you have just barbequed. Making slaw from scratch can be a bit labor intensive. Buying the ready-made versions from you deli counter can often be disappointing, even when…

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