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Kathleen Dyer
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Buttermilk Cake with Ricotta-Marscapone Frosting and Cherries
This cake (staying cool outside on the snowy deck) has tangy vanilla buttermilk cake, creamy-but-not-quite-sweet frosting with ricotta, lemon, honey, marscapone and Greek yogurt, and a crowing pile of juicy red cherries. It's a combination made in heaven. O...

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All Day Meat Ragu
Heavenly meat sauce. ALL DAY MEAT SAUCE Every carnivore ought to have a phenomenally impressive meat sauce at the ready.  This is one of those "recipes" you don't need a recipe for. It's a formula, and can be adjusted several ways--and exact proportions are...

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Duck Liver Pate
Summer of 2015 was one for the record books! This summer, Adam and I spent a few weeks biking through France, reveling in the glory of our double-income, no kids existence. The whole trip was gorgeous and magical and perfect, and the best thing I ate the wh...

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Sweet Corn Pudding for a Mexican Feast!
From left: beef shank in pipian, tortillas, chile-lime-garlic pork shoulder, charred onions with herbs, chimichurri, salsa verde, roast chiles, corn pudding, jicama slaw, salsa roja.  Food's ready!  My plate: beef with chimmi and pork with salsa verde. And ...

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta
I made balsamic macerated raspberries to top this version.  Panna Cotta isn'tt something I had ever thought to make at home before, and a dessert I'd only even eaten once, when a little cube of it was included on an artsy-looking modern dessert at Del Posto...

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Pad Thai
Pad Thai for a crowd!  I have been neglecting my recipe blogging this school year--all the post planning-and-grading evening hours I typically spend writing about cooking was suddenly shunted into writing college letters of recommendation for our VERY FIRST...

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Adult Mac and Cheese
This mac-and-cheese contains gruyere, gouda, fotina, cheddar, and parmesan. Enjoy with champagne, a nice green salad, and gratitude for one's lack of children.  I've been thinking obsessively about mac and cheese ever since I had the best version known to m...

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Cherry Streudel from the Settlement Cookbook
Nothing with baked cherries ever tastes entirely bad.  Well, I am back to both cooking and blogging about cooking after a good month or so in which I did neither. First, my husband and I went to Tanzania. It was amazing and perfect, but the extent of my foo...

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Torta Espanola
A perfectly crisp-and-soft Spanish tortilla, smelling of olive oil, eaten at room temperature.  Delicious and perfect.  As I mentioned in my last post, I've been cooking tons of meat lately. A great many pounds of muscle tissue have been turned into dinner ...
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