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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...

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Test Kitchen Test Recipe Roundup

America’s Test Kitchen produces two television shows and publishes cookbooks and two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country. As a part of their recipe-development process, they send out unpublished recipes to volunteer home cooks, who test the recipes in their own kitchens to see if they get the expected results. The volunteers fill out an ...

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Turkey Tetrazzini

This is one of my favorite ways to use up some turkey breast that needs using. The basic recipe is from Joy of Cooking, and I discovered it could have used some salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish the sauce, but other than that, it’s delicious and very comfort-food-decadent, especially when you ...

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Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...

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Lentil Vegetable Soup and Pumpkin Cornbread

I haven’t forgotten that I promised a soup and cornbread post. Really, I haven’t. It’s the holiday season, you know. There are things to do, people to see, cookies to bake. You’re lucky I’m here right now. Heck, maybe I’m the only one here right now.

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This recipe is derived from a Banana Spice Muffin recipe I’ve had for years, from Cooking Light Magazine. It originally used all-purpose flour, but I wanted to substitute whole grain flours. I developed this three-flour blend over several batches, to take advantage of the purported benefits of oats and buckwheat in controlling cholesterol and blood ...

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Pumpkins!

They’re ubiquitous during autumn; they’re almost a harbinger of autumn, as they start to appear in advertising, and seasonal displays in stores, long before you’d think of buying one, to carve for Halloween, or to roast for a pie for Thanksgiving. (I cannot be the only one that does this-it’s really easy, and so delicious.)