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Recipe: Blackberry Merlot Pickled Beets

I love sweet pickles. Recently I ordered some beets in my groceries, but this was early during the pandemic. So they were out of beets, and instead gave me a 16 oz package of “beet noodles” (like zucchini noodles, only

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Recipe: Lamb Shank and Lentil Stew with Collard Greens

I started subscribing to the Imperfect Produce box (see this post), and this week’s box came with a big ol’ bunch of collard greens. I decided to use them to make a lamb shank and lentil stew with collard greens.

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Recipe: Vanilla White Chocolate Tapioca

A friend who knows how much I love custards and puddings sent me a link to a recipe for Chocolate Tapioca Pudding. I decided I’d like to make vanilla white chocolate tapioca and adapted the following recipe to suit: Ingredients:

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Recipe: Vanilla White Chocolate Eggnog

I was going to make white chocolate tapioca pudding, but it turned out that my tapioca was stale, so it didn’t thicken. After noting that the result was basically white chocolate eggnog, I decided to actually try making vanilla white

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding

When I posted my pumpkin pudding recipe I said I’d probably try a chocolate variation next. So here you go! Most chocolate pudding recipes use cocoa powder instead of chocolate bars for a super-smooth texture. I wanted to be able

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pudding

Have a half cup of pumpkin puree left over from making Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s something to do with it! I’m a huge fan of custards, puddings, creams, etc. I realized I had a can of pumpkin puree sitting around that

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Berry Shortcakes

Quart of fresh strawberries Small package of fresh raspberries Several Tablespoons sugar Two Tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (such as Triple Sec, Gran Gala or Grand Marnier) Shortcakes Whipped cream or whipped topping (homemade, canned, or whatever you prefer) Cinnamon (optional)

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Amaretto Coffee

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 cup water 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste pinch salt cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon) 1 3/4 cups half-and-half, or to taste 4 cups hot coffee 1/4 cup-1/2 cup amaretto

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White Chocolate Vanilla Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust 1 1/2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs 4 Tablespoons butter, melted Filling 1 1/2 lbs cream cheese, softened 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3 eggs 12 ounces of white chocolate, melted over a warm double boiler 1

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cooler

2 cups (heaping) hulled, quartered strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic or raspberry vinegar (or 1 T each) 3 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or Gran Gala) 1/4 cup orange juice

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