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Rosemary Focaccia from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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I’ve been to Italy twice. The first time I was in high school and took advantage of a trip to the Middle East that my Dad led with the college at which he taught. We were in Rome for a … Continue reading

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Chewy Sugar Cookies from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

Even though Easter is over a week away, the sugar overdose is beginning already, though not by my hand. Dudette’s first words when she woke up this morning were, “Tomorrow is the school’s Easter egg hunt.” And that’s just the … Continue reading

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Easier Fried Chicken from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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If you want me to learn something, let me do it. Experiential learning is my best teacher. That may be one of the reasons I am such a fan of Mario Batali. At one point in his culinary teaching he … Continue reading

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Barbecued Chicken Kebabs from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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Remember the parental ‘talks’ that began with, “When I was your age….”? Most are bad enough, but imagine being on the receiving end of those chats when your parents are both European WWII survivors. My most memorable one has something … Continue reading

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Strawberry Dream Cake from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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Pink is a four-letter word in our house. Our child epitomizes the phrase ‘tom-boy’ to a T. Her favorite doll? Spiderman (and Power Ranger Samurai, though she’s still missing a couple of those). In fact, I had to take away … Continue reading

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Lighter Seven-Layer Dip from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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I know what you’re thinking. This is only five layers. Yeah, I noticed that too. I’m willing to forgive the oversight of two layers though. You wouldn’t know why unless you had the magazine and read the process that Rachel … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred Pie from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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You see the uniform Dudette is wearing in her cartoonized image up top? That’s what she looks like about four times a week as we head out to Tae Kwon Do. In fact, if you keep your eye on her, … Continue reading

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Split Pea and Ham Soup from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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With every year that goes by, the drummer in my head beats a little more loudly. Oh, that wasn’t always the case. For a long time I wouldn’t listen to the beat of my own drummer. I admit to falling … Continue reading

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Creamy Egg Salad from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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Is it lunch there yet? Are you going out to a favorite spot? Sitting at your desk? Trying to come up with ideas for your kid(s) as they run screaming about the house about how hungry they are and that … Continue reading

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Barbecued Dry-Rubbed Chicken from The Best Of America’s Test Kitchen 2012

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Raise your hand if there’s snow where you are. How about if you have snow lying around but you also have spring plants peeking their heads above ground already. Down here in North Carolina, the daffodils are blooming and the … Continue reading

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