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Thanksgiving Crash Course: An Annual Tradition

Preparing the Thanksgiving feast is a huge undertaking. First, there’s the menu planning and remembering to accommodate all of the tastes and dietary restrictions in your group. Then, there’s the ...

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Holiday Peach Pie

I consider myself more of a cook than a baker, except for two things – pies and bread!  Now that we are past Halloween, my Pinterest feed has been all about Thanksgiving, from appetizers to dessert. 

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Freeze it: Sweet or Savory Pie Crust

  I’m all for preparing whatever I can ahead of time and freezing it. Who can’t use that kind of time savings when it comes to preparing dinner or dessert? My problem is that my kitchen is ...

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Vegan Holiday Decadence: Chocolate Candy Cane Tart

One of my secret guilty pleasures about being vegan is proving to many skeptics that plant-based food is delicious, rich, and satisfying. Despite this proving to be quite the challenge at times, it ...

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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

This recipe has been floating around my house for years. It’s from one of my favorite cookbooks, Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table. For some reason, I had never made it before recently, which ...

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Berry Delicious Pie

Summer is great for a lot of reasons: beaches, barbequeing, sunshine and tons of delicious fresh produce. Berries especially are in season during the summer months. I love berries and can never get ...

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Sourcing the Classics for Holiday Baking

  Over the years, my family has curated a menu of holiday “must-haves.” Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potato recipes picked from Gourmet magazines of years past, Christmas beef tenderloin and ...

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It's a Good Time to Be Gluten Free

When I first cut gluten out of my life almost four years ago, I mourned the loss of all the items on restaurant menus that were now forbidden. Pizza, sandwiches, pasta, cakes, pies, most Chinese ...

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Simple Scones: My Baking Accomplishment

My first memory of being in the kitchen was baking with my grandmother, Shirley. This is a woman who loves to bake homemade pies, cookies, and my favorite: scones. To clarify with you, however, I am ...

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Holiday Help

After the success of our Turkey Trunk Show at Lincoln Square this past Saturday, I can officially say if you have any questions or concerns about your holiday celebration, The Chopping Block is your ...

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