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Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

For as much as I loved (and I mean, really loved) the bourbon bread pudding that I made a couple of weeks ago, I thought that I might never...

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Beer Battered Cod

Battered cod always reminds me of two things: (1) Lenten fish fries; and (2) my Grandma. I went to Catholic school growing up and like just about every other...

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

After I graduated from college I did a short stint at an advertising agency and then I took my first full-time job in the cube-laden world of corporate America....

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

I don’t have kids so I’m generally out of the loop on things like when Girl Scout cookies go on sale, however one quick trip to the grocery store...

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The Weekend Dish

The Weekend Dish: 2/25/2012

This week started off like a pretty typical week, but by midweek it started to get interesting. My Chief Culinary Consultant and I made battered cod on Ash Wednesday,...

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Date-Nut Snack Cake

If I had to make a list of my favorite dried fruits (which, incidentally, would have been a much better school exercise than, say, calculus), dates and figs would...

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Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

The more I work through some soup recipes the more I realize what strange little taste buds I had as a kid. It’s been meticulously documented that I was...

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