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"How to Cook a Turkey," eds. of Fine Cooking

Pros: Delightful range of wonderful recipes; incredible feast of tips and tricks Cons: None that we could find Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of The Taunton Press.   Thanksgiving dinner is a tradition for my husband and

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"The Cupcake Kit," Elinor Klivans

Pros: Extremely useful for beginner or non-ambitious cupcake decorators! Cons: Has a narrow purpose Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.   I love cake. I ADORE cupcakes, which are small, portable, easy-to-indulge-in tidbits

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"Noodles Every Day," Corinne Trang

Pros: Delicious results! Wide variety of recipes Cons: Not quite what “Every Day” makes me think of; be sure you don’t mind hunting down a few ingredients Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.

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"Tapas," Joyce Goldstein

Pros: Fascinating information and delicious recipes! Cons: More ingredient listings would be nice Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.   When I lived in Boston over my college years I was introduced to

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Recommendations

I wanted to chime in with a couple of last-minute recommendations for Mother’s Day. Thanks to quick shipping, it isn’t too late if these look good to you! For cat lover moms: Purry Logic by Jane Seabrook. It’s a little

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T-Day, Observed

7:00 am: I forgot the pie crust dough would have to be chilled before pre-baking, and the fats frozen before making the dough. So we froze the fats over breakfast and made the dough afterward in the food processor. Now

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WW III in my living room

I’m worried that one of our cats may be ill or in pain or something. She tends to get territorial and cranky now and then, but lately she’s practically been trying to kill her brother. It seemed to center around

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Cuisipro measuring spoons

Pros: Handy odd sizes; balance well on counters; dishwasher-safe; sturdy Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5

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"The Big Book of Backyard Cooking," Betty Rosbottom

Pros: Delicious! Cons: A few photos might be nice Rating: 5 out of 5 I had hoped to review this more toward the beginning of the summer for obvious reasons, but well, instead I hope you’ll consider this a review

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"One Bite at a Time," Rebecca Katz

Pros: Incredibly delicious & healthy recipes; wonderful tips regarding flavor; fantastic empathy for cancer patients Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press. Visit Rebecca Katz online.   One Bite at a Time is

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