November 2008

In France, it’s called pain perdu, meaning “lost bread”.

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Pumpkin French Toast

November 24, 2008

A wonderful weekend breakfast treat for family and friends. Sticky and sweet it hits the spot on a cold weekend morning. Serves 6 1/ 2 c. pumpkin puree 6 lg. eggs 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 c. whole […]

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The Thanksgiving Day meal is traditionally served mid- to late- afternoon. How will we solve the hunger pangs of our friends and family and also make sure they keep out of the kitchen

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“I’ll bring a salad.” And this is what she brought: a crunchy treat that comes from the distinctly fresh flavors of its two main ingredients, both unrivaled by most other root vegetables. Serves 6 3 Tbls. Dijon mustard 2 Tbls. red vinegar 1- 2 tsp Kosher or sea salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste […]

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Offer to Bring Dessert

November 18, 2008

Across the country, family and friends will sit down to enjoy each other and the great Thanksgiving meal

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Bettina’s husband Chris insists that – since we’re finally home again this Thanksgiving – he’s going to bake up his favorite dessert for the holiday table: Serves 10-12 For the crust: 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbls. sugar 8 Tbls. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted […]

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Last Thanksgiving, we received these tips

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Stracotto is an Italian-style beef pot roast marinated in red wine and then braised simply with onions and a few seasonings

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Adapted from All About Braising by Molly Stevens. Serves 6 The marinating time for this dish is 24 to 36 hours and braising time is about 3 hours, so plan accordingly. 1 3 1/2 to 4 lb. boneless beef chuck roast, tied together 5 Tbls. olive oil 2 celery stalks 2 medium onion 1 medium […]

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Oysters: A Flavor Nuance

November 11, 2008

Chesapeake oysters. A flavor that leaves you hanging between heaven and earth.
–William Least Heat Moon

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