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What’s Cooking: Cinco de Mayo Quesadillas & Margaritas

Adapted from diary originally published on May 5, 2012, the 150th anniversary of defeat the French forces by the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla. It’s May and it’s getting warmer here in the northeast. Tomorrow is Cinquo de Mayo, the only battle that the Mexican army won in their war with the French. …

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What’s Cooking: Ham Bone

Republished from April 25, 2011 The holiday is over, besides the candy, you most likely have a refrigerator full of leftovers and one of them may be a ham bone. Don’t throw it out just yet, there is still another use for it, soup. Served with a salad and a hearty bread, these soups make …

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What’s Cooking: Baked Ham

Republished from Mar 29, 2013 Ham is salty. Whether its smoked or just fully cooked ham is salty. Since many people are trying to reduce the daily intake of salt, this is away to have your ham for Easter and eat your fill. I use chef Julia Child’s method to reduce the salt by boiling …

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French Toast Day in the Northeast

Yesterday, it felt like spring: sunny and temperatures in the 60’s. This morning, a foot of snow. The northeast is getting slammed with a fast moving snow storm with high winds, white out conditions and up to 3 inches of accumulation an hour. Good day to stay home if you can. If you can’t, be …

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Cranberry Canes

Hey, I’m doing last minute scrambling, why aren’t you? Seriously, these are a little late but not impossibly so if you get a wiggle on. This year our guest list is small and we’ve gone another direction for “friendship” gifts so there’s no urgency. But they are holiday tradition at my house, I enjoy them …

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What’s Cooking: Potato Latkes

Hanukkah starts at sundown this Tuesday evening, along with the lighting of the first candle and spinning dreidels, Potato Latkes are a must. Here is my favorite recipe Reposted from December 4, 2010 It isn’t Hanukkah without Potato Latkes, those wonderful, crispy pancakes of shredded potato and onion served with apple sauce. It’s lot easier …

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What’s Cooking: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Here’s something special for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, Crème Brûlée French Toast, that can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven with a pan of bacon at the same time.

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What’s Cooking: Sugarplum Bread

Republished from 12/11/2011 from the What’s Cooking Archives at The Stars Hollow Gazette In Autumn, the appearance in grocery stores of stacks of candied fruit and mountains of nuts in all their wonderful variety is a sure sign of the approach of the holidays. As the days grow short and the nights grow cool preparations …

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What’s Cooking: Don’t Throw That Turkey Carcass Out

Republished and edited from November 25, 2010 for obvious timely reasons. I know by tomorrow tonight you will be sick if looking at the remnants of dinner, especially that turkey carcass but you aren’t done with it yet. I’m going to walk you through making turkey stock. First you will need a big pot, I …

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What’s Cooking: Turkey Carving 101

I suspect that a lot of people will need to watch this. My condolences to the turkeys that were sacrificed to provide the feasts.  

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