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Book-drawing Thursday, and Grandma’s Chocolate Crinkles

   December 27, 2012 2:14 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who wrote in for the drawing of “Cook Yourself Sexy, by Candice Kumai. The winner is Teresa Chatman. The tome is in the mail. If you are not Teresa Chatman, you can enter the drawing for "Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations"…

 

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Time to ham it up

   December 21, 2012 3:23 pm    0

Here’s an embarrassing chunk of truth: Until this morning, I had no idea what to do with a ham. Seriously. I know they’re cured and safe to eat cold, since that’s how my aunt serves it every Christmas Eve. Her party is more of an open house, with guests stopping by and eating whenever they…

 

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Book-drawing Wednesday, and Honey-Glazed Almonds

   December 19, 2012 10:35 am    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Holiday Slow Cooker,” by Jonnie Downing. The winner is Julie Miniger. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Jonnie Downing, you are welcome to enter the drawing for "Cook Yourself Sexy: Easy Delicious Recipes for the Hottest, Most Confident You". Believe it or…

 

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Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake

   December 17, 2012 3:25 pm    0

I hope you didn’t bury your big casserole dish at the bottom of the cupboard during that spate of that beautiful April-like weather we had over the weekend. It looks like we’re pretty much done with the 50-degree weather for the foreseeable future: 40s and raining this week until what might be a snowy weekend….

 

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Self-gifting never tasted so good: Hot cocoa, peppermint, yum

   December 14, 2012 4:11 pm    0

For years, I’ve filled Christmas baskets with yummies for family people. One year, I made hot cocoa mix and gave it away. I wound up with a jar left over and put it in the cupboard. For years. Just never thought about it, really. It seemed like something for a special occasion, but for whatever…

 

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Caramelized Apple-Blue Cheese Spread

   December 13, 2012 1:52 pm    0

Yes. You read that right. Caramelized. Apple. Blue Cheese. Spread. It sounds so good, I might eat the paper it’s printed on. This lusciousness hails from a Betty Crocker newsletter I recently signed up for. The edition that showed up today offered 17 mini sweets (including peppermint fudge, peppermint mouse in chocolate cups), 17 cheesy…

 

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Book drawing Wednesday — and Pork Loin with Wine Sauce

   December 12, 2012 4:45 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Baking.” The winner is Rosalie Tellers. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Rosalie Tellers, you are eligible to enter the drawing for “Holiday Slow Cooker: Delicious Recipes for a Year of Hassle-Free Celebrations,” by Jonnie Downing. The…

 

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Listen to the cows: Eat mor chikin

   December 11, 2012 10:51 am    0

Just when I thought I was done with gourds, I stumble over Chicken and Rice with Kabocha Squash in Everyday Food magazine, a homey comfort food that’s somehow familiar and fresh at the same time. Kabocha squash is a deep green squat squash that looks a little like a wrinkly watermelon. Two things: 1) You…

 

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Show us your cookies! I’ll show you mine!

   December 7, 2012 12:20 pm    0

We’re looking for your favorite cookie recipe to win a chance at a $250 gift card to Frankie & May Fresh Grocer, 1101 Peninsula Drive. Enter your recipes by Sunday night and readers will vote for their favorites Tuesday through Dec. 16. The top three vote-getters will be made by bakers at Frankie and May,…

 

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Brown Ale Caramel Corn: Resistance is futile

   December 6, 2012 12:43 pm    0

Don’t blame me. Blame my e-mail. Blame Betty Crocker. Blame the season. All I know is that it’s not my fault that shortly after falling for a beautiful picture of an 18 Layer Red Velvet Cake, to the point that I printed it out and shared it with Marnie, I fell down a rabbit hole…

 

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