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Grunts: A Delicious and Simple Dessert

Grunts are one of those great “Grandma” desserts that trace their history back to colonial times.  They are in the large family of cooked fruit desserts that include crisps, cobblers, betty’s, pandowdy’s, and slumps that are distinguished by cooking fruit … Continue reading

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Duck is one of those birds that most Americans shy away from. If that describes you, then it’s time to give duck a try! They are widely available frozen in supermarkets, and much richer in flavor than a typical turkey. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Cookbooks of 2010

Here are my top ten favorites from a fantastic crop of cookbooks in 2010: •    One Big Table by Molly O’Neil.  Simon and Schuster $50. •    Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson.  Chronicle Books $40. •    In the Green Kitchen, Techniques … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2010 Recipes

For all the years that I’ve fixed Thanksgiving, my kids especially, have been adamant about keeping it traditional:  turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  They are inventive and creative eaters and cooks every other day of the year but … Continue reading

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BRINING AHEAD: THE SECRET TO MOIST GRILLED FISH AND MEATS

Living in California gives me lots of opportunities to use my charcoal grill.  I love the smoky, caramelized flavors that grilling contributes.  There is one drawback however:  you must be constantly vigilant to not overcook and dry out whatever is … Continue reading

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