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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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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I have become completely overpowered by the force that is salted caramel. I simply can’t get enough of it, no matter how it’s presented to me. Ice cream? Pass...

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Creole Shrimp and Grits

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Happy Mardi Gras! Ah, the last big feast before the Lenten season of sacrifice begins. I don’t need many excuses to whip up decadent food, but Mardi Gras is...

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New Orleans Beignets

When I was researching recipes for Mardi Gras there was one thing that was a constant on every menu and every list that I found – beignets. Quite simply,...

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