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Banana Bread Recipe—Easy and Delicious

Banana Bread Recipe—Easy and Delicious

Banana bread has been in my blood ever since I used to woof down loaves cooked up by my older sis when we were in high school. She would get banana bread urges in the AM hours while the rest of the house was fast asleep. But,

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe — Elegant, but Easy

Chocolate Mousse Recipe — Elegant, but Easy

Do you have a chocolate lover in your family you’d love to make a dessert for? And you’d like to avoid the old standard chocolate cake mix—plus, you don’t have oodles of time to bake and then frost it? Chocolate mousse is the answer! At least it

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How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

Learning how to cut a pineapple is one of the great joys of kitchen knifedom. You weld your samurai-like blade to separate the spiny crown and prickly skin from the sweet, juicy fruit, and you feel exhilarated. But you must use a sharp knife. Otherwise it’s pure

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Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of shallots and I’m also a huge fan of cooking simple but tasty. And I’m learning one of the secrets of cooking simple-but-tasty is having a battery of condiments or garnishes or whatever-you-want-to-call in your pantry to flavor-up simple dishes. So when I

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Honeycrisp Apples — Have You Discovered Them Yet?

Honeycrisp Apples — Have You Discovered Them Yet?

Honeycrisp apples — sweet as honey, but crisp as an October morning. If there ever was a fruit more aptly named, you’d be hard put to find it. I live in apple country just an hour north of New York City where, believe it or not, there

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Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

I realize breaded chicken cutlets are terribly passe, but doggone it, they are scrumptious-deli-o-cious and conceptually simple. And if you have a picky eater in your family—such as mine who may well the pickiest in the Western hemisphere—breaded chicken cutlets are going to solve your problem. The

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The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg — without Using a Timer

The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg — without Using a Timer

I’m making myself a soft boiled egg this morning, something that seems to belong to days gone by and which always reminds me of my grandfather. (I’m going to give some background color, but if you only have time for the tip, please feel free to scroll

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How to Chop an Onion like a Sous Chef

How to Chop an Onion like a Sous Chef

Knowing how to chop an onion quickly is one of the most useful kitchen knife skills you’ll ever have the pleasure to know. Onions are the bedrock of so much cooking—from soups, to tomato sauces, to classic turkey stuffing, and the list goes on. So, if you

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Homemade Pizza — Six Tips to Making a Gourmet Pizza

Homemade Pizza — Six Tips to Making a Gourmet Pizza

I first got into making homemade pizza through the Dad of one my daughter’s BFFs. I am ever indebted to him (dude, you know who you are). I took his tips and ingredients and added some of my own and here we are—KKG’s Gourmet Veggie Pizza with

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An Edge in the Kitchen
by Chad Ward

Mastering Knife Skills
by Norman Weinstein

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