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Review: “Marshmallows”, Eileen Talanian

Pros: In love with this book Cons: Had mild issues Rating: 5 out of 5 I could wax poetic about marshmallows all day long. Even longer if we’re talking a semi-toasted marshmallow that’s got a little black crunch to it

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Review: “A Bone to Pick,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Many excellent points; thought-provoking Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Mark Bittman’s A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more is a collection

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Review: “The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book,” Weinstein & Scarbrough

Pros: Helpful tips; some good recipes Cons: Some ‘meh’ recipes Rating: 3 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough’s The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book:

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Feasting Resource

Recently I used and reviewed the Taste of Home Christmas cookbook. We liked it so much we decided to make our Thanksgiving meal entirely from that cookbook, just for the Hell of it. For desserts, we had a pumpkin mousse

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Review: “International Night,” Mark and Talia Kurlansky

Pros: Delightful variety; great way to explore other cuisines Cons: Some recipes we tried were just ‘okay’ Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Bloomsbury Publishing for this review.   International Night: A Father

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"Change Comes to Dinner," Katherine Gustafson

Pros: A cornucopia of ideas and inspiration for those who want to make a difference Cons: Brief tonal confusion at first, and obviously there are no easy, one-size-fits-all answers Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book provided courtesy of the

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"Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking," Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Pros: Delicious! Great layout Cons: Some ingredients may be a little tough to find Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 20011) provided by Chronicle Books.   Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee’s Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking: More Than 80 Everyday

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Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence

We found some gorgeous raspberries on sale this week, and I had a package of frozen puff pastry in the freezer; this inspired me to make the following. It has four parts: white chocolate pudding; whipped cream; fresh raspberries; puff

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Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Pie

We found a bunch of really good strawberries on sale this weekend, and some gorgeous farm-fresh heavy cream. I decided to improvise the following: Two pie crusts, prebaked and cooled* Two one-pound packages of ripe strawberries Two tablespoons sugar Two

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Recipe: Chilled Lemon Pie

I found some Meyer lemons at the grocery store last weekend, and on impulse I picked up some gingersnaps and cream cheese. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with them at the time, but this ended

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