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Date Walnut Muffins

Lucinda Scala Quinn has writing Mad Hungry and Mad Hungry Cravings. These are success and survival manuals she wrote for moms like her, moms with a perpetually hungry husband and one or more tall and getting taller sons. Like their father, her three sons are often hungry, too, and Lucinda believes — well, knows —…

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Pan-Seared Lemon Chicken with Ginger Honey Sauce and Ginger Honey Walnuts

  Have you ever followed a recipe in a cookbook, really and truly and honestly followed it, and the result was a disaster? It wasn’t you. It was the cookbook. And the failure of the author and publisher to make sure that each and every recipe in the book has been tested and works exactly…

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Maytag Blue Grapes

Sometimes you want just a sweet bite of this, a little taste of that. Bites so small it’s hard to call them tapas even. Consider Gale Gand’s Just a Bite. Published in 2001, we often pull it from our bookshelf. The 125 recipes here are, technically, all desserts. And there are chapters on cookie bites,…

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Butter, Fresh Sage and Walnut Sauce from Lidia Bastianich

With Thanksgiving behind us, but with frost on the ground, we can all use some lighter food with an autumn touch. Here’s a pasta sauce from Lidia’s Family Table that is deliciously different. This Butter, Fresh Sage, and Walnut Sauce is lovely over many pasta choices. Lydia’s book has recipes for freshly homemade walnut-flavored pasta,…

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