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Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

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  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

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  Usually, when I’m planning a ‘chicken wings’ dinner, I’m thinking of two quite different recipes. One could be a sweet and caramelized chicken wings, and another – hot and spicy, or floured wings.   If possible, I’m trying to avoid a deep fryer – […]

Big Apple Dutch Baby

Big Apple Dutch Baby

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  For me, this Dutch ‘baby’ is definitely not for busy weekday mornings. But on Sundays, when I am not in a hurry, when I slowly open my eyes and slowly go downstairs (sometimes in a warm and comfy pajama and fluffy funny socks), I […]

Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

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    Banana bread is one of the favorite quick breads (or breakfast breads) in America. It was born in America and became staple sweet bread. And it is easy to understand why: this bread is delicious, easy to make, and budget friendly. It was a […]

Holiday Ham

Holiday Ham

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    Holiday ham was the last thing I wanted to eat at any holiday feast. It was always too salty and/or too sweet – you couldn’t taste the meat. But I adore those old-fashioned cookbooks picturing huge chunks of glazed ham topped with oranges […]

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

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    I can’t imagine my holiday table without some salmon dishes. Savory trifle, salmon crudo, salmon tartar, or simple gravlax – all these appetizers are appealing. I just need to choose which one will be on my menu. Simple gravlax, I said? Oh, no, […]