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Mushroom Cassoulet Recipe
Mushroom Cassoulet Recipe

Mushroom cassoulet recipe Mushroom “Cassoulet” Served with salad and crusty whole-grain bread, this makes a tasty and substantial meal. If you want to impress your guests, add the toasted bread crumbs...

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Linguine with Shrimp Sauce Recipe
Linguine with Shrimp Sauce Recipe

Linguine con Gamberetti Linguine with Shrimp Sauce (and Variations) From Make It Italian, by Nancy Verde Barr I especially like this dish with small gulf or Maine shrimp, and if you stumble on either,...

35 to 37 minutes 4 or 5
Julia Child’s Nicoise Salad
Julia Child’s Nicoise Salad

Salade Niçoise Of all main-course salads, the Niçoise is my all-time favorite, with its fresh butter-lettuce foundation; its carefully cooked, beautifully green green beans; its colorful contrast of h...

10 minutes 6
Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe
Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Italian Tomato Sauce This classic tomato sauce and any of its variations may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Instructions_Step Heat in a large skillet over m...

25 minutes 4-5 cup
Italian Braised Celery Stalks Recipe
Italian Braised Celery Stalks Recipe
25 minutes For 4 to 6 servings

Braised Celery Stalks with Onion, Pancetta, and Tomatoes Instructions_Step Cut off the celery’s leafy tops, and detach all the stalks from their base. Save the hearts for a salad. Use a swiveling-blade...

Good Quick Pie Crust Recipe
Good Quick Pie Crust Recipe
25 minutes one 9- or 10-inch shell

Use the processor to cut in the shortening, then finish the job by hand to avoid adding too much water. This type of pastry is generally appropriate for most pies. Instructions_Step Put the flour, chil...

Authentic Boston Cream Pie Recipe
Authentic Boston Cream Pie Recipe
20-25 minutes 10

Boston Cream Pie According to some Omni Parker House research, the 1855 Boston cream pie had only two layers. The version served now in Parker’s Restaurant consists of three layers of sponge cake, whi...

Vegan Mock Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Vegan Mock Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
30 to 35 minutes 6 servings

This simple, soothing soup – quite unlike the kind my mom made – nonetheless recalls a comfort soup from my childhood. It proves that winter soups need not always be thick to provide a sense of warmth. ...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Recipes
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Recipes
20 minutes 6

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Gypsy Peppers Instructions_Step Cut around the base of each pepper stem and gently pull the stem out. Trim off the seeds and keep the tops to hold the stuffing in. Blanch the peppe...

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Staub 5-Quart Round Cocotte, Orange
Staub 5-Quart Round Cocotte, Orange

Comments: It was the ribbon tied around the handle that made us fall in love with Staub. The ribbon is not visible outside the package; it did not influence our buying decision. We did not even see it u...

by Ginger Cook
EcoLife Set of 4 Prep Bowls reviewed
EcoLife Set of 4 Prep Bowls reviewed

Comments:Now your mise in place can be earth-friendly, too. That is, you can prep your ingredients and place them in these bowls, ready to go as you cook – and you’ll help the environment in the process...

by Ginger Cook
Pyrex Kitchen Shears reviewed
Pyrex Kitchen Shears reviewed

Comments: An awful lot of people do not have a dedicated pair of kitchen shears. They muddle through opening packages and snipping herbs with scissors, which get dirty and may rust if you run them throu...

by Ginger Cook
Waring Professional Cordless Wine Opener
Waring Professional Cordless Wine Opener

Comments: If you have ever struggled with a corkscrew – well, who hasn’t? Waring’s new powered wine opener is meant to solve that problem for good. On a full charge, the company says, the opener will re...

by Ginger Cook
Cuisipro Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set
Cuisipro Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set

Comments: Cupcakes! They’re coming out our ears. But lest you think they’re a fad, Margot Chapman, one of the partners in swirlz cupcakes in Chicago, says they’ve been around for way more than a hundred...

by Ginger Cook
Zyliss Gourmet Shears reviewed
Zyliss Gourmet Shears reviewed

Comments: Have we yet waxed poetic about the wonders of a good pair of kitchen shears? We’re not sure we’re up to the task, but a good pair of shears can make your life in the kitchen so much easier. It...

by Ginger Cook

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Ochef’s Ultimate Guide to Fruits and Vegetables
Ochef’s Ultimate Guide to Fruits and Vegetables

If you’re aiming to improve your health, making adjustments to your diet may be the first step. We often think that eating healthier solely means eliminating foods out of our diet, such as desserts, piz...

by Ginger Cook
2008: The International Year of the Potato
2008: The International Year of the Potato

The United Nations declared 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. In 2007, the global potato industry was worth $350 million and played a significant role in boosting the economies of developing...

by Ginger Cook
Best Canned Sardines To Buy in 2021
Best Canned Sardines To Buy in 2021

Eating canned fish is a handy way of getting more nutrient-rich protein into your diet. Flavorful sardines are both healthy and convenient. Enjoy them straight out of the can as a nutritious snack, add ...

by Ginger Cook
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