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  • Favorite foods: raw cheese, local produce, anything sour/pickled, all things lamb, cocktails,

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The Comfort Food Diaries: Crab Sticks, the Bologna of the Sea

Love the Krab sticks. I also love real crab. They are 2 totally different items and if you appreciate each one for what they are, everyone wins.

The Comfort Food Diaries: Whipped Cream Is All That Matters

Though nothing beats (ha!) fresh whipped cream, wouldn't it be great to find unsweetened whipped cream in the aerosol containers? Are you listening, Reddi-wip?

Remaking Mom's Hot Dog and Cabbage Soup: A Tale of Two Kapusniaks

I remember sliced hot dogs in soup from my childhood. Generally canned vegetable soup.

An Embarrassment of Richness: Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Much better than the insipid Skippy recipe. Also try it with almond butter and almonds for a nice change of pace.

Reinvent Retro This Holiday With A Trio Of Updated Cheese Balls

My mother in law would make them small (marble-sized) and put a pretzel stick in each one so there were no errant toothpicks around the house.

The Cuccia Connection: How a Sicilian Dessert Spans Generations

I look forward to trying this. Have you (or any other readers) ever tried making wheatberry pudding like rice pudding? That is, cooking the berries in milk with some sugar and maybe a cinnamon stick.

Step-By-Step: The Best Gingersnap Cookies

Will this dough work for gingerbread men?

Eating With Ed: On Tipping, Texas Barbecue, and Rich-People Food

In any part of America, kitchens would collapse without immigrant labor. Here in south Florida, most kitchens skew either Cuban or Haitian.

The Food Lab: The Book Has Arrived

Congrats!! Guess I am destined to read this as I also weighed six pounds nine ounces when I was born.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite No-Shame Snacks for When No One's Looking

Bologna rolled up or folded around mustard or horseradish sauce. Fake Krab, right from the package, drizzled with the same horseradish sauce. Cheetos dipped in sour cream.

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas

My cat (RIP) also liked to eat them. Straight from the can, just a couple.

Should You Really Only Cook With Wine You'd Drink? The Truth About Cooking With Wine

I don't (gasp) drink wine, but I like to cook with it. I buy the 4 packs of 187 milliliter bottles, which are the perfect size to use for deglazing a pan or simmering in the corckpot.

Philly Cheesesteak, Meet Dumpling: Introducing the Cheesesteak Pierogi

Cut Yuengling a break. Can't the fact that it's from the oldest brewery in America count for something?

How to Make Dulce de Leche From a Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

You can do it in a crockpot. Either on high for a couple of hours or overnight on low.

The Foolproof Way to Cook Crown Roast of Lamb

From a decent butcher, what does something like this cost?

How to Tie a Butcher's Knot

Wait, so you are using 5 or 6 pieces of twine here? Can't you go from one tie to the next without cutting the string? It's not a question of conserving twine, this is about removal later.

Stuffing Waffles, Stuff-Puppies, and Stuffin's: Three Ways to Bake Your Stuffing Better

I had conch fritters once that were chopped conch mixed in with Stove Top stuffing, then frittered. They were really good!


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