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 in chocolate type, her recipes are simple to follow even from a book propped up in the corner of a cramped kitchen. Working with amounts like three tablespoons of butter,...
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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 California Riverside in the 1950s, cocktail grapefruit are a cross between a mandarin orange and pommelo, the thick-skinned, soccer ball-size citrus fruit popular in Asian communities. I first tasted cocktail...
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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, helmed by Chef Dan Barber, can take until you qualify for Medicare. Dining at Stone Barns also costs dearly, though you get every penny’s-worth in pleasure. So my friend and...
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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 will.  Cookbook fans who read in bed can expect to experience insomnia from this beautifully produced, information-packed book. Krissoff sensibly admits that canning takes time. The cost of ingredients and...
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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, though, you can make pickled zuccini or a batch luscious preserves like these in a couple of hours. Pickled Zucchini Slices and dilled Brussels sprouts were two signature dishes of...
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