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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Brining a Turkey

A brine seals in all the delicious goodness and makes for a nice crisp skin. It also helps keep the meat juicy during long cooking processes like smoking. The recipe below should cover a 15- to 20-pound turkey. Do not … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Restaurant Cooking at Home

We know the ingredients in this week’s roundup are pricey, but it will cost less than going out. And you don’t need a designated driver if you’re just headed to your own dining room. Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Broth … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: An Easter Dinner to Blow the Budget

We’re posting this too late for most of you to cook this for Easter Sunday. That’s probably a good thing since the ingredients get a bit steep and most of you are probably cooking for a crowd. So consider these … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter Dinner on a Budget

We know a lot of you like to eat lamb on Easter. We do too. But ham is far more economical when it comes to serving a crowd. Here’s a meal that’s sure to please the masses. Deviled Eggs Baked … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: P is for Pesto

With a main dish this rich, you probably won’t want a starter. But why not throw in a creamy dessert to finish out the night? Stuffed Leg of Lamb Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chocolate Zabaglione That cookie looks so lonely  

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Thirteen Ways to Celebrate ’13

With 2013 upon us, we thought we’d break out a new champagne cocktail. But we want to keep the celebration going so we’ve included ways to enjoy bubbly year round. We’ll kick this off with a drink to toast the … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Wassail

Americans sure do love their wassail, can’t get enough of it. Oh wait, we said wassail not waffles. Well the drink has been slower to catch on, was probably around the height of its popularity during the revolution when pirates … Continue reading

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Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellinis

Someone was very, very happy with her birthday meal. Creamy Cannellini Beans 8 ounces dried cannellini beans 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin 2 tbsp fresh rosemary black pepper lemon juice olive oil 1/4 cup Romano Soak beans overnight. Toss in … Continue reading

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For the Love of Blog: Rufus Turns Two

By Katherine Two years ago Greg started this blog after a visit to the North Coast Brewery. I’m not a beer drinker, but I love that post. It’s one of the few that shows his face, handsome, happy and lit. … Continue reading

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