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Tea Time: An Intermission for the Holiday Season

  If you're like me, this time of year can get a little bit stressful. The hustle and bustle of cooking, baking, traveling, shopping, and working a full-time job can take a toll on one’s sanity. I ...

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Foraging and Cooking Puffball Mushrooms

  My latest edition on foraging and cooking wild mushrooms features a relatively new mushroom for me: the Puffball. I grew up hunting morels but living in urban environments for the last 30+ years, I ...

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Emergency Holiday Dessert

Whether it’s a missing ingredient you could have sworn you bought or someone doesn’t bring what they were supposed to for your potluck, it happens every year. Don't let dessert be compromised! Take ...

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My Valencian Lemon Curd

There’s really nothing better than a food that can be eaten at every meal – and I’ve got the perfect recipe for an easy lemon curd you can enjoy any time of day. Even though lemon curd originated in ...

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In Search of New York Style Pizza in Chicago

As a New Jersey native, pizza has long been a part of my life. When I think of pizza, I imagine the small, hole-in-the-wall pizza joints of the tri-state area that specialize in Italian-American ...

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Understanding Butter and Making Brown Butter

Let's talk about butter. Is there anything like it? Rich, smooth, salty, or sweet, there is nothing as satisfyingly decadent. Butter sometimes gets a bad reputation, but I think that when used ...

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Culinary Adventure on the Orient Express

This past summer my family and I set off across Europe for an adventure of a lifetime on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. The trip was a journey back in time as we retraced the historic route made ...

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Vegan Wines

  The first time I saw a wine labeled as “vegan” I laughed out loud. I thought it was a marketing ploy. I mean, it's just fermented grape juice, right? Those of you who follow The Chopping Blog or ...

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Drying Herbs and Using Dried Herbs

  Growing up in Iowa we didn’t grow or use fresh herbs. I think many people especially in the Midwest never experienced them, at least of my generation. Once chefs and home cooks everywhere started ...

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Holiday Appetizer: Meatballs with Apple Cider BBQ Sauce

  This year seemed to fly by so quickly, and already the holidays are here again! I watched my oldest son become a teenager and my youngest son become a superstar of several sports. Those glorious ...

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