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Red Carpet Popcorn Meatloaf

Red Carpet Popcorn Meatloaf

On Hollywood’s big night, watching the parade of glammed-up, jewel-bedecked ladies and monkey-suited men while munching unadorned popcorn will not do…think what Joan and Melissa would say! Cacao nibs add yummy culinary bling to my air-popped corn. The lightly sweetened organic ones from Navitas are particularly nice. I toss in dried blueberries, toasted almonds, and...
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Unofficial Cookbook Shares Harry Potter’s Favorite Dishes

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz is perfect company until the lines at movie theaters vanish for Harry Potter The Deathy Hallows – Part 2 opening this week. I did stand in line to get the final Harry Potter book the minute it came out, at midnight, devouring it into the dawn....
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Easter Eggs, Colored Naturally

I colored these eggs using wild blueberries, grape juice, onions, ground chili, and turmeric. Dying eggs using fruits, vegetables, and spices is ecologically friendly and entertaining. The process is messy and takes time but it is rewarding. Unlike using chemical dyes, it is a Zen experience. You have to relax while Mother Nature does her thing...
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From Tokyo, the Earthquake, Its Aftermath, and How To Help

From Tokyo, the Earthquake, Its Aftermath, and How To Help

My friend Elizabeth Andoh, who grew up in New York City, has lived in Japan since in the 1960s. In her own words, this is how she experienced the earthquake. plus information for how to help. ” When the first huge, terrifying quake...
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Honey, I Have A Cold

Honey, I Have A Cold

Colds and flu are in season. Having recovered from the bug, now I am comforting two friends who have it. One has declared that honey is better than chicken soup. Thinking this is heresy, I decided to investigate. Here’s why it can be true. Hot tea with honey, like chicken soup, helps relieve a...
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Chocolate Treats That Are Just Right

Chocolate Treats That Are Just Right

Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans is a chocoholic’s perfect enabler when you crave a brownie or two or you need a chocolate fix. Building on her earlier book, Small-Batch Baking, here Maugans helps you make three generous, very fudgy brownies, eight chocolate chip cookies, or two wicked-rich cheesecakes (consider freezing one). Presented...
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Grapefruit Cocktail Features Cocktail Grapefruit

Grapefruit Cocktail Features Cocktail Grapefruit

With cocktails back in fashion—the alcoholic kind—I am also in favor of reviving fruit cocktail. Particularly now, when cocktail grapefruit can be included. Uniquely sweet and lavishly juicy, cocktail grapefruit have all the taste of other grapefruit without their bitterness. Botanically, they are actually not grapefruit, although they are related. Developed at University of...
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Gathering Greens, Collecting Eggs On A Winter Sunday

Gathering Greens, Collecting Eggs On A Winter Sunday

Sunday was frigid but the pigs and chickens did not mind the cold, even in their barely heated quarters at Stone Barns Center, a beacon for the sustainable locavore movement in Pocantico Hills, 30 miles north of New York City. Known for meals-of-a-lifetime and equally memorable service, waiting for a reservation at its restaurant,...
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A Canning Cookbook With New Methods & Alluring Recipes

A Canning Cookbook With New Methods & Alluring Recipes

There is no better way to extend the seasons and evoke memories, real or wished for, than home canning. If cruising through Canning For A New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors For The Modern Pantry, Lianna Krissoff’s casually inviting words do not convince you, surely her distinctive recipes and the color photographs by Rinne Allen...
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Preserving Is Always In Season

Preserving Is Always In Season

Putting up zesty pickles as summer winds down, followed by chutney as crisp apples and walnuts arrived with autumn’s brisk chill. This was once as routine as dusting and other housekeeping. For days, you filled the pantry, lining up jars next to those already filled with glowing fruit preserves like this apricot jam. Today,...
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