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Cook the Book: 'My Irish Table' by Cathal Armstrong

Guiness to start. Then corned beef, brown soda bread, colcannon. With another Guiness. And an apple crumble to end. With an Irish coffee.

Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

do not like those ice cream pies sold at ice cream stores

Cook the Book: 'The New Midwestern Table'

I once lived in Minnesota and there was a lot of wild rice on our Midwestern table.

Cook the Book: 'The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen'

A three hour lunch at Galatoire's in New Orleans

Bake the Book: Home Made Summer

sweet white corn on the cob with lots of butter and salt

Cook the Book: 'Family Table'

Re-creating Thanksgiving with a bunch of friends and acquaintances -- no "real" family -- when we all happened to be living abroad one year.

Bake the Book: Edible DIY

A bag of granola from the Baked Cookbook never fails to please.

Cook the Book: 'The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook'

Husband made braised short ribs last night with creme fraiche horseradish sauce. With it, we had spicy greens and garlic mashed potatoes. Magnifique!

Cook the Book: 'Mac and Cheese'

I'm embarrassed to admit that our family's go-to recipe came from the recipe booklet that was included with a blender. In my defense, though, it's pretty darn good: cream and milk and sharp cheddar and Parmesan all go into the sauce -- that's made in a blender!

Bake the Book: 'Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts'

Really good vanilla ice cream, a sprinkle of instant espresso powder, and a splash of rum on top of it all

Scoop the Book: Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones from Bi-Rite Creamery

Even though I am constantly ridiculed, I'm very fond of vanilla....