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Pear Upside Down Cake

Here is the second pear recipe we made recently. This is a variation on pineapple upside cake, which has long historical roots. So does the cast iron skillet in which this cake is prepared. Here is one relevant online history: … Continue reading

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Glazed Meatloaf

Here is an improvement on the humble meatloaf. Not a fan? Well, we recommend you give this recipe a look. Julia Collin Davison of America’s Test Kitchen fame, shared this recipe recently on the Home & Family show on the … Continue reading

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The Best Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs include bread (often day-old) soaked in milk. This recipe appealed to us because the milk product (heavy cream) goes into the gravy, not the meatballs. And the gravy is the star of the show! No disrespect to … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin with Veggies

Sorry, no review of restaurant cuisine or fabulous nightlife from New Year’s Eve here. Instead, we stayed home and made this great dish for a cold, cold night. Thanks to Joy Bauer on the Today show for giving us a … Continue reading

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Dry-Brined Turkey

This year we decided to try a dry brine approach to preparing the Thanksgiving turkey. We have had great success over several years with a wet brine recipe from Emeril Lagasse. That recipe is also on this blog. This dry … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash with Ginger and Five-Spice

It’s the season of squash of all shapes and sizes. We tried this dish recently as a way to change up the usual “cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, roast with butter and brown sugar.” This recipe … Continue reading

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Kare Raisu (Japanese Curry with Rice)

The Japanese term for curry is kare, and this is a great curry recipe. This recipe empties out the spice cabinet and the vegetable drawer. We credit this recipe to Daniel Gritzer at seriouseats.com. The dashi called for is a … Continue reading

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