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Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz] Mahlab is primarily used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern breads and pastries, but there's no reason to limit it to those applications. It works surprisingly well with baking spices common in most pantries, like nutmeg and cinnamon.... More

Dinner Tonight: Rice and Bean Chimichanga

What compels a man or woman to eat a chimichanga? It utterly baffles me. It's a deep-fried burrito swamped in sauce and covered with cheese. In theory this is probably one of my least favorite dishes of all time. So why am I sharing a recipe for this sucker with you today? Because once I started thinking about the chimichanga, I realized I'd never actually made one myself. Who knows, maybe if I took my time and gave this bruiser a little tender love and care he'd show me his charms. More

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