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Cher Rockwell
Because things don't always work out the way you thought they would - both in life & in the kitchen...
Because things don't always work out the way you thought they would - both in life & in the kitchen...

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One man's junk... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Puff Pastry Pizzettes)
There are a category of recipes that I call "non-recipe recipes". I see these as ideas that someone smarter than I had once upon a time. "If you have leftover XYZ, you should do ABC." Of course I should....Slaps hand to forehead. Our last installment of Tue...

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And so it goes (French Fridays with Dorie: Roasted Jerusalem Artochokes with Garlic)
The ugly parade continues here at French Fridays with Dorie. Celery root . Monk fish . Jerusalem artichokes . Faces that only a momma could love. But what these ingredients may lack in appearance, they more than make up for in flavor. Apparently, Jerusalem ...

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We can do this the hard way or the easy way... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: French Bread & Sunny-Side Up Apricot Pastries)
In the kitchen, like in life there is usually an easy way to get things done and a hard way. It's not a matter of right or wrong; sometimes its just about getting the job done and figuring out which way fits into what the needs of the moment are. And that's...

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Not complicated (French Fridays with Dorie: Shrimp & Mango "ceviche")
First of all, how come it is Wednesday already??? I am pretty sure that someone is messing with my personal time/ space continuum and that I have been thrust into a different dimension. Just saying... In other news, my missing house keys finally showed up. ...

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Said no one, ever (French Fridays with Dorie: French Lentils)
There are certain phrases that I am pretty are not uttered in the normal course of things... "Yes, that outfit does look really as bad as you think it does." "Gee, ice storms sure are fun." "Oh, yeah, winter is coming." (At least not if you live North of th...

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#sorrynotsorry (French Fridays with Dorie: Curried Chicken, Peppers and Peas en Papillote...or not)
Likes and dislikes are a funny thing. They aren't always based in logic and I am not convinced that we have 100% control over what we like and don't like. I know that tastes can be "acquired" - mind over matter and all that, but does that mean we really LIK...

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Holding on (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Oven-Roasted Plum Cake)
Today, I saw some trees exhibit the first flush of autumn. Edges of green leaves starting to shift toward shades of orange and red. The days have taken a Jekyll and Hyde approach - one day is firmly planted in the realm of summer, the next sending bold hint...

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Isn't is ironic, don't you think... (French Fridays with Dorie: Chanterelles with Napa and Nuts - kind of...)
Am I the only person who experiences the following phenomenon? A certain item seems to be everywhere, that is, until you are looking for it... Your house keys. Your favorite pair of shoes. Your house keys. The DVD for the movie that just was just released t...

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(French Fridays with Dorie: Couscous Salad)
It is a rainy, overcast day in August here in Upstate NY. Runner Girl is back to school The temperatures have dropped below seasonable temperatures. And frankly, I am a little confused about what season it is right now. Back to school always meant the begin...

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Not quite Grandma's (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Baking Powder Biscuits)
Although my grandmother has been gone from this earth for the better part of two decades, there are certain foods that recall memories of her in a heartbeat. Zucchini bread. Heavenly hash ice cream from Stewarts. Biscuits.   I can see it all so clearly in m...
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