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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

From the April 2013 issue of Bon Appetit comes this very delicious, very easy Tikka. There are just a couple of things I want to say about it. One, the spices are key so if yours are old, or if you have no idea how old they are, or if they have a paper price...

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Fall 2011 Cookbooks

Fall 2011 Cookbooks

I've been looking at lots of soon-to-be-released cookbooks and here are the one that are making me hungry (why do I always do this before lunch???): As I may have mentioned one or two or 50 times, Cook's Illustrated taught me how to cook and this book brings...

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Easter

Easter

For starters I made some crostini with chopped up artichoke hearts (canned) and parmesan... And guess what? My mom made deviled eggs (yes, that mom. And you said she couldn't cook, shame on you!). We had a lovely grill-roasted pork roast (from the May/June 2011...

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The Next Cookbook is…

The Next Cookbook is…

  I don't recall the exact moment I first came under the magical spell of the talented Sandra Lee but I think it might have been around the time (2004?) of what I like to call her fabulous Hannukah Treif Cake: a luscious store-bought angel food cake adorned with...

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Off Topic: Carrot Cake

Off Topic: Carrot Cake

  One of my co-workers loves carrot cake and in the interest of promoting a collegial work environment and getting my requests expedited at all times, I made him one for his birthday today. I have a good carrot cake recipe but because my plan to win the Nobel Prize...

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Off Topic: Cupcakes

Off Topic: Cupcakes

Sadly, these all went right out the door, as often happens at my house (it's a sad place sometimes, what with only a lingering whiff and a sprinkle or two to document the estwhile presence of baked goods). These were sacrificed for a good cause: the Student Council...