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Carrot Cake – The One Thing You Must Do

The secret to fabulous carrot cake, I have learned, is grating the carrots moments before mixing them into the batter and popping the cake into the oven. You capture all of their moisture that way. They should look startlingly orange: … Continue reading

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Cake v. Pie: Chocolate Diner Pie

The winner of last Sunday’s Cake v. Pie bout, Chocolate Diner Pie: To call this a pudding pie would be technically true, but would risk the settings of expectations way too low. Decadent chocolate custard pie doesn’t quite say it … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Pie for Cake v. Pie

During the Yankees v. Red Sox season opener Sunday, another head-t0-head competition raged at Cake v. Pie. In the first round on the pie side of the bracket, Grasshopper Pie faced down Chocolate Diner Pie. And lost. I selected a … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Asparagus & Leek Salad

Our neighbors served this salad to us on Sunday night, and it was so heavenly, I had to have it again. Soon. I can tell it will become a favorite summer recipe, as it requires no cooking. Shaved the asparagus … Continue reading

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Quick Thyme Chicken

I adore casseroles. Alas! Captain Pickypants, my constant dining companion, works hard to avoid cheese, other dairy products, and pasta. The casseroles I crave are mainly amalgams of cheese, other dairy products, and pasta. So it goes. At the doctor’s … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard Lasagne

Although ours has not involved the freakish amounts of snow dumped on so many of our friends, this Houston winter has been unusually cold and long. I’ve been feverishly cooking winter food before we hit the time of the year … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Curd

Our lemons seemed to be doing just fine, hanging out on the tree until we needed them. Still, when the forecast called for snow, I thought about all those times that orange juice prices went through the roof because freezes … Continue reading

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