TBT Recipe: Cast-Iron Apple Cake with Maple Brown Butter

  I feel guilty. My bird feeders are almost empty. I need to fill them. There is a strong wind, a wind chill factor near zero, and snow on the way. Winter is definitely still with us. We need great winter meals, including desserts.  From five years ago, here's a...

TBT Cookbook Review: Gordon Ramsay’s Maze [2008]

A few years ago, Suzi and I were on our first trip to London – yeah, we’d already been to Paris a dozen times – and we were humbled. London is huge, gorgeous and delicious. We had lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, a buzzing culinary hotspot. It was a meal you don’t...

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes from Home Made in the Oven

Jackson Pollock? Nope, it’s food, not art. Well, actually, this dish is so pretty that you might call it art. And culinary artistry in surely in play here. This is a dish Suzi and I had for a non-traditional Christmas Dinner. No turkey for us that day. But Suzi could...

And coming this week …

It's almost midnight and I just have time to give you a preview of a perfect meal. It's there for you in the picture. Chicken with a creamy chipotle sauce. Those peas are lemony with onions. And in the top left you'll see the twice-baked sweet potato. The recipes?...

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Cookbook Review: Hello, Cookie Dough

In retrospect, I suppose I was being cruel. My elderly grandmother would bake cookies and as a kid I would help her. She’d count the baked product and be puzzled, “I’m supposed to have 48 but there...

Stuffed Date Appetizers

I think I tried eating a date when I was ten or eleven. I did not like it. Sixty years later, I’m changing my mind. Suzi and I needed to bring a “lite” appetizer to a holiday party. We knew they...

Naverre-Style Trout

  I love trout. I think the shape is as slick as the best fighter jet. My love does not prevent me from catching them. Or cooking them. Pan-fried trout is just something I never tire of....

Sugar Spiced Pecans

I don’t know why we eat spiced nuts primarily in this holiday season. But that’s the pattern. I’ve tried many recipes with some success. A friend from Texas, for example, is a pecan maven. His are...

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