Turkey-and-Onion Paprikash, like, now

   September 27, 2012 12:35 pm    0

My first paprikash experience came at the worst time in my life. The Hungarian woman across the street brought a vat of it over to my house after the funeral for my daughter in 2004. Never one to miss a meal, even at my emotional nadir, I ate it up, and asked her for the…


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Book-drawing Wednesday and Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

   September 26, 2012 12:48 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Folklore and Food,” by Theresa Bane & Cynthia Moore Brown. The winner is Suzy Newman. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Suzy Newman, you can enter the drawing for an intriguing new book called "Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques," by…


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Barbecue Pulled Chicken could be a weekend-saver

   September 21, 2012 12:39 pm    0

When we’re home on the weekends, which is about half the time, I usually like to make dinner a project. That is, unless I’ve been driving around all day or working in the yard. Then, by the time we’re hungry, it’s too late for that, and my family hangs out in the living room, hungry…


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Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

   September 20, 2012 2:57 pm    0

I know I’ve been harping on this Yay-It’s-Fall! theme, but my impatience gets worse everyday. I’m like a kid waiting for Santa. It could be the weather, the apples, the turning leaves, I’ve no idea. Something is making me feel like I’ve chewed through a set of imaginary restraints. I can’t WAIT for pumpkins and…


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Book-drawing Wednesday, and Fried Green Tomatoes

   September 19, 2012 12:21 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Driveway Chef’s Cookbook for the Football Season,” by John T. Guseman. The winner is Jim Rowe. I’ll pop it in the mail today. Interestingly, this cookbook of deep-fried everything generated 14 times as many entries as last week’s gluten-free cookbook. I find this amusing, if not surprising…


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Slow-Simmered Pot Roast

   September 17, 2012 11:30 am    0

For some reason, I’m really ready for fall. Summer was great, but with October bearing down on us and this comfortably cool weather, not to mention a strange obsession with pumpkins and mums, I’m pushing the season. The meals for my print columns on Tomato Watermelon Salad and this Wednesday’s Roasted Tomato Soup, were cooked…


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Loaves videos — and Half-Hour Gumbo

   September 14, 2012 12:00 pm    0

I’ve been keeping something from you. I’m not sure why, but it’s time to share: We made video of my making three Loaves & Dishes recipes that you can see on They’re a work in progress, including my failure to share these links with you until now. TOMATO WATERMELON SALAD COLORFUL CORN CHOWDER TOMATO-PESTO…


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Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breast

   September 13, 2012 11:18 am    0

Recipes that require rolling anything around anything else, such as thin cuts of meat rolled around savory fillings, fill me with trepidation. I’m the world’s worst food stylist, and dishes like this, in my hands at least, always come out looking like something squashed by a demented toddler. It’s been a while since I felt…


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Book Drawing Wednesday — and deep fried everything

   September 12, 2012 11:46 am    0

Thanks to everyone who wrote in to enter the drawing for “Helen Nash’s New Kosher Cuisine: Healthy, Simple and Stylish.” The winner is Tami Battko. I’ll pop it in the mail today. Here’s one that’ll garner good response:“Driveway Chef’s Cookbook for the Football Season: A Deep-Frying Cookbook,” by John T. Guseman You wouldn’t believe some…


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Well, that sucked. And Pork Paprikash

   September 11, 2012 2:01 pm    0

If you happened to read the post last week about Pork Loin with Roasted Carrots and Mustard Gravy, allow me to extend my apologies. It was awful. Well, at least in my hands it was awful. I made a few mistakes. First I cleaned out the pan before I figured out I needed he drippings…


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