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No more orange zest

I used to cook a lot with orange zest, it’s a great way to pop that orange flavor in everything from sauces to dessert toppings. Lately, though, I’ve been peeling my oranges and toasting the skin on my wood-fired kitchen … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Strata Egg Nest

Strata is basically a baked bread custard. It makes the perfect brunch because it can be made ahead, it is easy to put together, it tastes delicious, and it looks elegant in the baking dish. Think baked French toast and … Continue reading

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It was a two tagine Christmas.

Tagines seen here in and on my 110 yr old wood-fired cooking range – perfect for cooking! It was a two tagine Christmas. I bought a brown 10 inch Spanish one (identified by a small steam vent on top) and received … Continue reading

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Perfect Turkey Gravy, Stuffing & Soup

Thanksgiving calamities: burned, dried out and/or undercooked (whatever) with lumps! We’ve all been there. That’s how we learn. After 25 years of cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner for my family I also learned a few tricks and shortcuts to making … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cookies to Die For

Double Mascarpone & Cocoa Cheesecake The to-die-for recipe just got better! Some of you may remember the Cheesecake in almond tart crust recipe I posted a while back – if not – it is here: RICHARD FRISBIE – Cheese Cake … Continue reading

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One Minute Bread

The original recipe was called One Minute Ciabatta* Bread, but the baker I cover for on his days off from the Hudson Valley Dessert Company is furious for my insistence that this is ciabatta bread. I don’t insist that it … Continue reading

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Milk Crumbs, Boiled Cider & Apple Dessert

Simple, inexpensive, tasty and healthy, is that too much to ask for in a dessert. It turns out that. . . No, it isn’t! Apples are plentiful and cheap, and they are good for you. I was looking for a … Continue reading

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