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Book drawing, and Penne All’Arrabbiata

   March 29, 2013 1:52 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes,” by Julie Languille. The winner is Audrey Porter. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Audrey Porter, you are welcome to enter the drawing for “Fresh Italian Cooking,” from publishing house Academia Barilla….

 

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Dress asparagus for Easter dinner

   March 25, 2013 10:46 am    0

The first time I ever had asparagus was at a friend’s house when I was in middle school. Not sure why we never had it at home. Dad must hate it or something. Anyway, I remember liking it then, if only because my friend and her brother kept calling it “ass-pah-grass.” We got the giggles…

 

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Crab Strata upgrades holiday-morning favorite

   March 22, 2013 1:01 pm    0

I know I’m a week early on Easter Sunday brunch ideas, but Crab and Spinach Strata is a lovely twist on a timeless classic. Hold onto it for next weekend or, better yet, give it a trial run. I like my holiday mornings to start with something luscious, but it can’t take a huge amount…

 

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Book drawing and Cranberry Walnut Muffins in a jar

   March 21, 2013 10:20 am    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Passover Made Easy,” by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. The winner is Pat Melpolder. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Pat Melpolder, you are eligible to enter the drawing for “Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes” The recipes…

 

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Halve your chicken and eat it, too

   March 19, 2013 3:14 pm    0

For years, out of pure squeamishness, I bought chicken breast meat and dumped it from the package into the pan to cook. I had no desire to touch it, cut it, pound it or even trim it if that meant touching the meat with my bare hands. Well, as you might imagine, this treatment of…

 

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Irish Boxty? No, it’s not a sport

   March 15, 2013 12:59 pm    0

Irish Boxty is more commonly known around these parts as “potato cakes” How many people knew that? I am not on that list. Well, I think it’s a charming name for something so simple and beloved. The best part of Boxty is that it rescuses leftover mashed potatoes. A lot of people might find this…

 

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Book drawing — and Kusa Jiben for Passover

   March 14, 2013 1:43 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “The Ultimate Guide To Making Chili,” by Kate and Jim Rowinski. The winner is Janis Millu. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Janis Millu, you are eligible the enter the drawing for “Passover Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes,” by Leah Schapira and Victoria…

 

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Put corned beef to work without the hassle of corned beef

   March 12, 2013 1:13 pm    0

It’s hard to escape St. Patrick’s Day, which at some point seems to have morphed into St. Patrick’s Week. People were out wearing their greens last weekend, if my photo-happy Facebook friends are any indication. So it’s without delay that I include this Corned Beef, Swiss and Bacon Breakfast Wraps recipe inspired by the traditional…

 

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Cioppino. Bless you.

   March 8, 2013 3:13 pm    0

First, I did the book drawing yesterday, but it was later in the day, and I’m wondering if anyone saw it. Scroll down a smidge to read about “The Ultimate Guide to Making Chili.” Also: Cioppino from the Chicago Tribune jumped out of the water and into my boat today. I sent it straight to…

 

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Book-drawing Thursday — and Bartender’s Chili

   March 7, 2013 1:45 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “The Newlywed Cookbook.” The winner is Sandy Rosenthal. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Sandy Rosenthal, you are eligible for the next drawing for “The Ultimate Guide To Making Chili” by Kate and Jim Rowinski. It’s not your run-of-the-mill chili cookbook. This…

 

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